In preparation for a new album reimagining songs by legendary singer/songwriter Janis Ian, jazz vocalist, I’ve travelled to Nashville to write two songs with the Grammy winner.
I’ll sing, “Somebody’s Child” and “Quarter Past Heartache” with Ms. Ian on the forthcoming album. I believe that the two songs we wrote in only two days will make the album really special.
The recording will take place in Paramus, NJ on August 18th and 19th and I’ve spent months listening, choosing, and fine-tuning a collection of Ian’s music that I feel will lend itself to jazz interpretations.
Writing with someone who I consider to be a master of her craft was truly an exhilarating experience. We worked hard, laughed, and drank a lot of coffee!
With the new CD, I’ll join an impressive list of Ms. Ian’s duet partners, including Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Mel Torme.