Solo Sessions Volume 1 Out November 15th, 2019!

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Brenda Earle Stokes is a rare jazz artist with a true command of both the piano and the voice. As a follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2014 studio album Right About Now, Stokes sought to challenge herself to dig deep and share the full scope of her talents in the most intimate setting possible. In her latest album Solo Sessions Volume 1, Brenda explores the rarely- recorded format of solo piano/voice, showcasing her mesmerizing fluidity as both singer and pianist. Recorded in a single four-hour session in her home- town of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, Brenda explores a wide spectrum of material, including jazz standards, original compositions and seldom-heard compositions by George Shearing and Steve Swallow. She rounds out the recording with lush jazz arrangements of songs recorded by k.d. lang, Michael McDonald and Huey Lewis, showing the full range of her musical curiosities.

What the Press is Saying

“Earle’s keyboard work throughout embodies lyrical melody, deft harmonies and smart pacing.”  – The Toronto Star

“…the first to stand out was pianist-singer Brenda Earle, whose talent gracefully bridges jazz and pop.”The Washington Post

“…a breezy delight.”Time Out New York

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Track List

  1. IF YOU NEVER COME TO ME 4:34 V. De Moraes, G. Ray, A. C. Jobim
  2.  STANDING 4:06 BrendaEarleStokes
  3. WEAVER OF DREAMS 4:47 J. Elliot, V. Young
  4. THE CONSEQUENCES OF FALLING 5:06 D’Ubaldo, Nowels, Jr, Steinberg
  5. HOW LONG HAS THAT EVENING TRAIN BEEN GONE? 5:02 L. Carr
  6. I CAN LET GO NOW 4:12 M. McDonald
  7. STRANGE MEADOWLARK 5:53 D. Brubeck and I. Brubeck
  8. THE POWER OF LOVE 4:18 J. V. Colla, C. J. Hayes, H. Lewis
  9. LADIES IN MERCEDES 4:16 S. Swallow, N. Winstone
  10. THE WALTZ 4:34 C.Tamburr,lyricsbyBrendaEarleStokes
  11. EAST OF THE SUN (WEST OF THE MOON) 4:30 B. Bowman
    TOTAL TIME 51:17

Recorded June 28, 2019, at the Sarnia Public Library in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. All arrangements by Brenda Earle Stokes (Allsheneeds Music/SOCAN). Produced by Brenda Earle Stokes Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Adam Miner