Marianne Matheny-Katz's new CD, Somewhere in Paradise, comes as close to being perfect as any I have heard! The vocalist herself delivers the material superbly, with no affectations or gimmicks and with a great jazz sensibility."
John Tegler WEAA - 88.9 FM -
Award-winning vocalist, Marianne Matheny-Katz, presents her ongoing and evolving Joni Mitchell project with the select band that she has been collaborating with since its inception. Some of the arrangements have been developed by pianist Alan Blackman and others have been created by the entire ensemble over the years. The band expects to record the material in 2020.
The complexities of Joni Mitchell's melodies and lyrics drew many of the world's greatest jazz musicians to collaborate and perform with her. New and longtime fans will be delighted to hear hip new arrangements of Joni favorites across her entire discography, including "Help Me," "Free Man in Paris," "Both Sides Now," "Edith and the Kingpin," "For the Roses," and "Dry Cleaner from Des Moines."
Don't miss this unforgettable performance!
Marianne Matheny-Katz vocals
Craig Alston saxophone/woodwind
Alan Blackman piano
Eric Kennedy drums
Michael Raitzyk guitar
Jeff Reed bass