Paris Sessions 2 Tierney Sutton
- 2April in Paris - Free Man in Paris06:09
- 4Isn't It a Pity06:25
- 5Beautiful Love06:42
- 6Cinema Paradiso / I Knew I Loved You04:39
- 8Pure Imagination05:05
- 9A Child is Born04:24
- 11August Winds05:02
- 12You'd Be so Nice to Come Home To04:50
Info for Paris Sessions 2
On 2014's Grammy-nominated Paris Sessions, called "a bare-bones journey into the depths of musical intimacy" by AllMusic. Com, vocalist Tierney Sutton forged an indelible chemistry with classically-trained Parisian guitarist-arranger Serge Merlaud. Now husband and wife, the two take their musical connection to even deeper levels on Paris Sessions 2. "We got married at the end of 2019, had a ceremony in Paris in October and another in L. A. at the end of December," Sutton explained. "This turned out to be lucky timing because once COVID shut everything down, only people legally married to citizens of France or the United States could travel freely. Which we did, back and forth on empty planes. " While Paris Sessions was recorded over two days at Val d'Orge Studio in the City of Lights, Par-is Sessions 2 was recorded during lockdown at L. A. 's Tritone Studios. Acoustic bass guitarist Kevin Axt, a member of the Tierney Sutton Band since 2005 and a key component of the first Par-is Sessions, is back on board for Paris Sessions 2, providing resounding bass lines and all-important chordal work behind Merlaud's lyrical guitar solos. Legendary flutist Hubert Laws, who recorded remotely from his home studio, blends beautifully with Sutton's crystalline voice on five songs. The results are as entrancing as they are invigorating.
Tierney Sutton, vocals
Serge Merlaud, guitar
Kevin Axt, double bass
Hubert Laws, flute
(born June 28, 1963) is an American jazz singer who has received 8 Grammy Award nominations. Sutton was born in Omaha, Nebraska but grew up in Milwaukee, WI. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and also attended the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. For over 20 years, she has fronted The Tierney Sutton Band featuring pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Trey Henry and Kevin Axt, and drummer Ray Brinker. The band is an incorporated unit and makes all musical and business decisions together. They tour throughout the world and have headlined at Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. In 2012, Sutton embarked on a series of projects with collaborators outside of the Tierney Sutton band. Her 2013 release "After Blue" , a reimagining of the music of Joni Mitchell, featured flautist Hubert Laws, vocalist Al Jarreau, keyboardist Larry Goldings, cellist Mark Summer and drummer Peter Erskine. It earned Sutton her 5th consecutive Grammy nod for "Best Jazz Vocal Album". In 2016 Tierney and The Tierney Sutton Band composed and performed the score of Clint Eastwood's Box Office hit "Sully". The score features orchestrations and compositions by TSB pianist Christian Jacob as well as the end title song "Flying Home" with music by Eastwood and lyrics by Sutton and JB Eckl. For eleven years, Sutton taught in the Jazz Studies Department at the University of Southern California. In 2008, she became the Vocal Department Chair at Los Angeles Music Academy in Pasadena, California.
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