Judy Night Quintet | Sliding on Glass (Live)

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Sliding on Glass (Live)

by Judy Night Quintet

On the night this album was recorded, I believe my band and I achieved the ultimate in life, to be fully present in the “now.” Weeks, months and years of work on many of these songs culminated in a special captured moment. I am delighted to share this with you, and I wish for you some “now” now!
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Timeless (Live)
6:38 $0.99
2. Scarborough Fair (Live)
7:26 $0.99
3. Do You Hear What I Hear (Live)
7:18 FREE
4. Moonchild (Live)
6:37 $0.99
5. Cecilia (Live)
2:20 $0.99
6. Lonely Woman (Live)
5:47 $0.99
7. Wichita Lineman (Live)
3:45 $0.99
8. Sliding on Glass (Live)
7:10 $0.99
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Album Notes
I am thrilled to be presenting my first album. I took a roundabout path, including becoming a practicing pediatrician, but I started playing piano in 2nd grade and now I'm back in it. Returning to my passions was the silver lining of being afflicted by breast cancer in 2000. It was the meditation I practiced to manage the chemo/surgery/radiation that jump-started the passage to becoming more and more my authentic self. In addition to returning to music as a musician, I also became a partner at a live music venue in Highwood, Illinois, 210 Live, just north of Chicago, where I direct the music program and often sit in with bands of various genres. This and my meditation practice, I believe, have enhanced my musicianship to the point where I believe this was truly the perfect time to record my first album, and what better place to do it than at the wonderful club that is 210 Live. <3

You can see more about me and my band via my website, judynightmusic.com, which will in turn direct you to my social media presence. At the time of this writing my main presence is via Facebook--we shall see how that evolves!

Jackson, Justin, Brian and TC make wonderful musical statements throughout this album. Rather than enumerating each, I’ll remark on a subset and allow you to make your own discoveries. The marvel of the modern age is that you, the listener, can post your own thoughts online, and we can share a dialogue.

We lost John Abercrombie just last year, but what a gift he gave to us in his music. The band has been playing “Timeless” since its inception, and the composition never fails to move me. Brian and Jackson’s work on this piece inspires me at each listening. Justin’s snare technique at the beginning of Brian’s solo is a highlight of the album.

I’m delighted with how our harmonization of “Scarborough Fair” has evolved. I first heard the song on Simon and Garfunkel albums as a youth but later in many other contexts--a beautiful piece and fun to play with.

“Do You Hear What I Hear,” originally written as a call for peace during the Cuban missile crisis as well as a Christmas carol, vies with “Timeless” as my favorite song on the album. Note the moving solos by TC and Brian— Brian’s brings me near tears even with multiple listenings.

I have had a handful of female musician buddies, and I am grateful for this small sisterhood, including Barb who in high school turned me on to the greatness of King Crimson. “Moonchild” is my arrangement of this beautiful melody from “In the Court of the Crimson King,” one of my favorite albums of all time.

I’ve been seeking other songs with the anthemic feeling generated by Christmas songs so that I wouldn’t have to wait until December to revisit these grooves and melodies. In playing “Do You Hear” I heard a strain of Paul Simon’s “Cecilia” and that’s what led me to bring it into our playlist.

“Lonely Woman,” the last cut on the B side of Horace Silver’s Song for My Father, has always spoken to me, and I am honored to play it with little alteration. TC introduced “Wichita Lineman” to the band when he joined us a year ago and sings it masterfully on pedal steel lead. “Sliding on Glass” is the sole original composition on the album. I love the simplicity of it, and TC and Brian have beautiful things to say in it. Enjoy.

Judy Night, October 16, 2018



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Thomas Peasley

Very smooth and tastefully done.
Judy has the touch of a true artist. Flawless piano along with some really outstanding pedal steel on "Wichita Lineman". Hope to hear a live performance someday.