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American Road

The Tierney Sutton Band

American Road

Price: € 12.95
Format: CD
Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917332926
Catnr: CR 73329
Release date: 11 November 2011
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Challenge Records
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0608917332926
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CR 73329
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11 November 2011
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For their ninth album, the Grammy-nominated vocalist and her band of 18 years leave preconceptions in the dust, taking instantly familiar, American-born compositions, deconstructing them and presenting them anew in their own inimitable way. After hearing the Tierney Sutton Band’s take on these cornerstones of the American lexicon, it may be impossible to imagine them performed any other way.

“We first started looking at an ‘America’-themed CD three or four years ago,” says Sutton, whose vocal style has been described as “soft as silk and smooth as fine bourbon” by the Chicago Sun Times. Circumstances led the group in a different direction at the time, the result being 2009’s Desire, which earned the group its third consecutive Grammy nomination for Best Vocal Jazz Album.

But the concept that gave ultimately gave rise to American Road stayed with Sutton and the band—Christian Jacob (piano), Kevin Axt (acoustic and electric bass), Trey Henry (acoustic and electric bass) and Ray Brinker (drums and percussion)—until, having spent countless days and nights traveling America’s roads and playing in her towns and cities, they were able to finally bring it to fruition. All of the arrangements on American Road were conceived by the entire band, which, said The New York Times, has “refined the kind of rapport that could only be achieved over time…providing a continuous flow of support, strength and inspiration.”

In a recent interview with the Digital Jazz News blog, Sutton summed up her experience making the album. The music, she said, “sort of flowed out of us, and, she added, “We walked out of the studio feeling that it is our best work to date.”
Mit dem neunten Album sollte es eigentlich klappen: Nummer 6, 7 und 8 waren jeweils Grammy nominiert - Nummer 9 hat das Zeug, den Titel jetzt auch final in Händen zu halten. Seit Jahren hat sich die Band - wie der Albumtitel verdeutlicht - vorgenommen, sich an die All-Time Standards heran zu wagen. Und sie so zu arrangieren und interpretieren, dass man sich nach dem Hören fragt, ob man das jemals noch anders hören will. Mit dieser Stimme, die von der Chicago Sun Times so charakterisiert wurde: 'soft as silk and smooth as fine bourbon'....

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Tierney Sutton

A three-­‐time Grammy Nominee for 'Best Jazz Vocal Album', Sutton was born in Wisconsin and was educated at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to attending Wesleyan, Tierney Sutton attended Nicolet High School in the Milwaukee metro area. For the past 17 years, Sutton has fronted the Tierney Sutton Band featuring pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Trey Henry and Kevin Axt, and drummer Ray Brinker. The band is an incorporated unit and makes all musical as well business decisions together. They tour throughout the world and have headlined in recent years at Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl and Jazz at Lincoln Center. For 11 years, Sutton taught in the Jazz Studies...
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A three-­‐time Grammy Nominee for "Best Jazz Vocal Album", Sutton was born in Wisconsin and was educated at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to attending Wesleyan, Tierney Sutton attended Nicolet High School in the Milwaukee metro area.
For the past 17 years, Sutton has fronted the Tierney Sutton Band featuring pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Trey Henry and Kevin Axt, and drummer Ray Brinker. The band is an incorporated unit and makes all musical as well business decisions together. They tour throughout the world and have headlined in recent years at Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl and Jazz at Lincoln Center. For 11 years, Sutton taught in the Jazz Studies Department at the University of Southern California. In 2008, She became the Vocal Department Chair at Los Angeles Music Academy in Pasadena, California. Since 1998, Tierney has recorded nine top jazz albums, including the 2009 Grammy nominated CD, Desire, and the band’s most recent release, American Road. Tierney has been a Baha'i since 1981 and explains her band's arranging style as "based on the principle of consultation-‐the band is very much run on Baha'i principles. “There is very much a sense that what we do is essentially a spiritual thing and everyone's voice needs to be heard." Always the creator, Tierney has also been performing in a trio format with flautist Hubert Laws and guitarist Larry Koonse. Her most recent collaboration is with American chamber music supergroup, the Turtle Island Quartet.

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