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Marilyn Herman | Artichoke Heart

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Artichoke Heart

by Marilyn Herman

Original songs sung with depth & soul, featuring first class jazz musicians. A fusion of jazz, blues, & folk, with Ethiopian influences.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Artichoke Heart
4:48 $1.25
2. Calming in the Wild
4:57 $1.25
3. Another Night Come
3:20 $1.25
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Album Notes
"Artichoke Heart": A long time ago, this guy said to me: "My heart is like an artichoke" - i.e. the many leaves reaching out to different women.
"Calming in the Wild" was written during a time when I was performing in a traditional Ethiopian band. At the same time, I was hearing American blues singers regularly at a folk club, and I have been a folk singer from a very early age. The blues are a distinct influence in this song, and the Ethiopian influence appears in the melismatic nature of the melody and the singing.
"Another Night Come" , like "Calming In The Wild", is influenced by my "Ethiopian days", containing Ethiopian vocal mannerisms, while its melody was composed over a blues rhythmic riff.
All three songs were recorded during the years when I was deeply immersed in jazz, whose influence can also be heard.
Three superb jazz musicians play on these tracks: the lovely sensitive pianist is Phil Peskett; the wonderful bass player is Mark Hodgeson, while Paul Clarvis, equally lovely and wonderful, is on drums. I am on acoustic guitar and vocals - which I hope you will also find lovely and wonderful!.



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