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Bright Lights & Promises

Sarah Partridge

Bright Lights & Promises

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Origin Records
UPC: 0805558273223
Catnr: ORIGIN 82732
Release date: 02 June 2017
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Label
Origin Records
UPC
0805558273223
Catalogue number
ORIGIN 82732
Release date
02 June 2017
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Vocalist Sarah Partridge reimagines a collection of songs by the famed folk artist, Janis Ian, whose hits "At Seventeen" and "Society's Child" have resonated with listeners for many decades. Long respecting Ian's musically and lyrically rich body of work, Partridge saw evidence of jazz roots in much of her writing and, along with arranger Allen Farnham, created inspired paths to presenting the songs in a jazz environment. The album contains thirteen selections both old and new, popular and unheard, dating from the late 1960's to the present, including two new originals co-written by Partridge and Ian - "Somebody's Child," and "A Quarter Past Heartache," which features them both on vocals.
Sängerin Sarah Partridge interpretiert eine Sammlung von Liedern des berühmten Folk Künstlers Janis Ian, dessen Hits "Seventeen" und "Society's Child" seit vielen Jahrzehnten von den Zuhörern mit grossem Beifall aufgenommen werden. Mit viel Respekt vor Ians musikalischer und lyrischer Arbeit erschafft Partridge zusammen mit Arrangeur Allen Farnham inspirierte Wege, um die Lieder in einer Jazz-Umgebung zu präsentieren. Das Album enthält dreizehn Stücke sowohl alte als auch neue, populäre und ungehörte, aus den späten 1960er Jahren bis zur Gegenwart, darunter zwei neue Originale, die von Partridge und Ian geschrieben wurden: "Jemandes Kind" und "A Quarter Past Heartache".

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Sarah Partridge (vocals)

Singing along to a karaoke machine on a dare is not the way most aspiring singers begin their career; however, this is how jazz singer Sarah Partridge got her start. While enjoying a successful and busy career as an actress, Partridge went to the Improv in Los Angeles with friends, to enjoy a night out. A karaoke contest began and her chums urged her to participate, just for fun. Partridge, a jazz enthusiast, reluctantly agreed and eventually found an 'elevators only' version of 'Summertime.' Her beautiful, rich voice captivated an L.A. booker, who assumed that she was a professional jazz singer. Before she could say 'help' she found herself billed as the featured vocalist in a live jazz salute. This...
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Singing along to a karaoke machine on a dare is not the way most aspiring singers begin their career; however, this is how jazz singer Sarah Partridge got her start. While enjoying a successful and busy career as an actress, Partridge went to the Improv in Los Angeles with friends, to enjoy a night out. A karaoke contest began and her chums urged her to participate, just for fun. Partridge, a jazz enthusiast, reluctantly agreed and eventually found an "elevators only" version of "Summertime." Her beautiful, rich voice captivated an L.A. booker, who assumed that she was a professional jazz singer. Before she could say "help" she found herself billed as the featured vocalist in a live jazz salute. This was not an easy accomplishment considering that she knew only ten songs all the way through. Yet, she was a smashing success and hasn't taken a backward step from that evening on. Spending most of her childhood in Boston and attending high school in Alabama, Sarah claims that her father is responsible for her love of jazz. From the time she was born, the only music Sarah heard around the house was Ella Fitzgerald, Chris Connor, Dakota Staton, Irene Kral and of course, Sarah Vaughan. While other kids were singing nursery rhymes, Sarah was humming "Lush Life." She couldn't have avoided this music if she tried. Partridge also developed a keen interest in acting at a young age. She decided to enroll at the prestigious Northwestern University, where she majored in Theater. After receiving her degree, Partridge stayed in Chicago and landed her first feature film role--opposite Tom Cruise in the smash hit, "Risky Business." She then headed west to L.A., where she acted in several film roles and became actively involved in doing commercials and voice-overs. She was often heard portraying super heroes on cartoon shows. Throughout the late eighties and early nineties, Partridge could be seen guest starring in many TV series, sitcoms and soap operas--then came that fateful night at the Improv; an old dream reawakened, she soon shifted the focus of her life back to music.

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Tim Horner (drums)

Paul Meyers (guitar)

Ben Stein (guitar)

Scott Robinson (saxophone)

Ben Williams (trombone)

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01.
A Quarter Past Heartache
04:16
(Janis Ian) Sarah Partridge, Bill Moring, Tim Horner, Allen Farnham, Scott Robinson, Ben Williams, Paul Meyers, Ben Stein
02.
Tattoo
04:36
(Janis Ian) Sarah Partridge, Bill Moring, Tim Horner, Allen Farnham, Scott Robinson, Ben Williams, Paul Meyers, Ben Stein
03.
Society's Child
06:06
(Janis Ian) Sarah Partridge, Bill Moring, Tim Horner, Allen Farnham, Scott Robinson, Ben Williams, Paul Meyers, Ben Stein
04.
Forever and a Day
04:33
(Janis Ian) Sarah Partridge, Bill Moring, Tim Horner, Allen Farnham, Scott Robinson, Ben Williams, Paul Meyers, Ben Stein
05.
Calling Your Name
04:14
(Janis Ian) Sarah Partridge, Bill Moring, Tim Horner, Allen Farnham, Scott Robinson, Ben Williams, Paul Meyers, Ben Stein
06.
At Seventeen
05:52
(Janis Ian) Sarah Partridge, Bill Moring, Tim Horner, Allen Farnham, Scott Robinson, Ben Williams, Paul Meyers, Ben Stein
07.
Belle of the Blues
05:26
(Janis Ian) Sarah Partridge, Bill Moring, Tim Horner, Allen Farnham, Scott Robinson, Ben Williams, Paul Meyers, Ben Stein
08.
Matthew
06:35
(Janis Ian) Sarah Partridge, Bill Moring, Tim Horner, Allen Farnham, Scott Robinson, Ben Williams, Paul Meyers, Ben Stein
09.
Silly Habits
04:03
(Janis Ian) Sarah Partridge, Bill Moring, Tim Horner, Allen Farnham, Scott Robinson, Ben Williams, Paul Meyers, Ben Stein
10.
Somebody's Child
03:59
(Janis Ian) Sarah Partridge, Bill Moring, Tim Horner, Allen Farnham, Scott Robinson, Ben Williams, Paul Meyers, Ben Stein
11.
Bright Lights & Promises
05:32
(Janis Ian) Sarah Partridge, Bill Moring, Tim Horner, Allen Farnham, Scott Robinson, Ben Williams, Paul Meyers, Ben Stein
12.
Orphan of the Wind
05:35
(Janis Ian) Sarah Partridge, Bill Moring, Tim Horner, Allen Farnham, Scott Robinson, Ben Williams, Paul Meyers, Ben Stein
13.
I'm Still Standing
04:14
(Janis Ian) Sarah Partridge, Bill Moring, Tim Horner, Allen Farnham, Scott Robinson, Ben Williams, Paul Meyers, Ben Stein
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