FILE UNDER: VOCAL JAZZ / JAZZ BARCODE: 75549187819
ROSE ELLIS - LIKE SONGS LIKE MOONS (CD) label: ZENNEZ

 

 

Tracklist

1. Satellite play
2. Rise With The Sun play
3. You Light Up My Life play
4. He Needs Me play
5. That’s All play
6. Early In The Morning play
7. Like Never Before play
8. Let Go play
9. I Wish I Could Have Skipped Today play
10. Don’t Be Afraid play
11. Preacher Boy play

 



Like Songs Like Moons is Rose Ellis’ debut, displaying a heartwarming album of original songs and makeovers of jazz standards. Her music is steeped in the jazz tradition and demonstrates her remarkable sensitivity for melody and words.

The title ‘Like Songs Like Moons’ is inspired on the poem ‘Still I Rise’ by Maya Angelou. The album contains 11 songs, including ‘Early In The Morning’ that was awarded with the Herb Alpert Young Composers Award from the ASCAP-foundation, a prize to encourage young gifted composers. The album also includes a poignant version of the song Preacher Boy, written by Billie Holiday that she never recorded.

Rose Ellis is a singer, lyricist and songwriter originally from the Netherlands, who is based in New York City since 2011. She received her Master’s degree in jazz performance at the Aaron Copland School of Music. 

The album was recorded at The Samurai Hotel Recording Studio in New York and features some of New York’s most remarkable musicians: Glenn Zaleski on piano (Ravi Coltrane, Lage Lund, Ari Hoening), Pablo Menares on bass (Melissa Aldana, Claudia Acuna) and Ross Pederson on drums (Kenny Werner, Manhattan Transfer, Grace Kelly).

 

musicians
Rose Ellis – vocals
Glenn Zaleski – piano and rhodes
Pablo Menares – bass
Ross Pederson - drums