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Somewhere in the World

by Michelle Pirret

Jazz Vocals, Bossa Nova, Standards, Traditional Pop, Mood Music, 50's Pop
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Forget About Me
Michelle Pirret
3:09 $0.99
2. Vanity
Michelle Pirret
3:26 $0.99
3. Somewhere in the World
Michelle Pirret
3:16 $0.99
4. Anything for A Laugh
Michelle Pirret
3:55 $0.99
5. What Must I Do (to make you love me)
Michelle Pirret
3:25 $0.99
6. Am I Being A Fool?
Michelle Pirret
3:17 $0.99
7. Hanging Around
Michelle Pirret
3:11 $0.99
8. Unless It Can Happen To You
Michelle Pirret
1:49 $0.99
9. Let Me Be the One
Michelle Pirret, Steve Ross
3:13 $0.99
10. Stop Pussyfootin' Around
Michelle Pirret
3:36 $0.99
11. Medley: Town of Make Believe/ I Wish That I Could Learn To Fly
Michelle Pirret
5:49 $0.99
12. Forget About Me (reprise)
Bernard Bierman
1:14 $0.99
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Album Notes
Somewhere in the World is the debut of vocalist Michelle Pirret. This newcomer fresh to the New York jazz scene, has been called "a young kitten growing into a fine jazz cat" by legendary vocalist Anita O'Day.

Pirret has performed with instrumentalists such as Harold Mabern (Wes Montgomery; Miles Davis) George Coleman (Ray Charles; Herbie Hancock); Jay Leonhart (Tony Bennett; Marian McPartland); Valery Ponomarev (Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers); and Howard Alden (Concord Records). For her debut recording, she fuses elements of traditional jazz, Latin influences, and pop standards bringing a fresh take to the music of composer Bernard Bierman.

At age 95, Bierman is a Tin Pan Alley traditionalist whose songs have been showcased by filmmaker Woody Allen to recordings made by Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Billy Eckstine, Jimmy Heath, Guy Lombardo, Harry James, and Don Cherry to name a few. With over three generations between them, it is a true New York story that brought together singer and songwriter delivering to the listener a rare air of tribute and celebration.

The project was co-produced by Jeffrey Lesser, Grammy Award winning Engineer and Producer who has worked with some of the finest musical talent in the recording industry including The Chieftains, Lou Reed, Joni Mitchell, Sting, Barbra Streisand, Diana Krall, and Linda Ronstadt.

Accompanied by:
Howard Alden (7-string guitar)
Cafe Da Silva (percussion)
Zach Danziger (drums)
Carl Fischer (trumpet)
Joel Frahm (tenor sax)
Gilad (percussion)
Charlie Giordano (accordion)
Tom Guarna (guitar/banjo)
Ann Kim (cello)
Conrad Korsch (bass)
Hendrik Meurkens (chromatic harmonica)
Paul Meyers (guitar)
Alex Rybeck (piano)
Dick Sarpola (bass)
Cecilia Tenconi (flute)
Jerry Vivino (clarinet)
Dan Zank (piano)
with guest vocalist Steve Ross

What others are saying about Michelle Pirret and her debut release:

"A lovely disc. An impressive debut and eye-opener to those of us who'd heard only one or two of Bierman's tunes over the years." -Neil Tesser, author "Playboy Guide to Jazz"

"...poise, maturity and deeply felt expression are all terms I apply with confidence to the vocal interpretations. I counted many moments of delight that repeatedly captured my ear. I especially enjoyed the CD's conceptual focus....Fascinating." -Ashley Kahn, author "Kind of Blue: the Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece"

"....you can feel the terpsichorean urge in her flowing dancerly lines. What a wonderful discovery! A bold, brilliant, swinging new voice on the scene."
-Dr. Robert O'Meally, author the Smithsonian collection "The Jazz Singers"

"A lovely release, and surprise..."-Gary Walker, WBGO FM Radio, Newark

"The collaboration is precious and dripping with lyricism. Michelle Pirret shows all the signs to be a major success."
-Dr. Herb Wong, International Association of Jazz Educators

"A wonderfully gifted young singer and interpreter."-Ron Della Chiesa, host "The Jazz Songbook" WGBH-NPR Radio Boston

"The vocals are subtle, relaxed and understated. She brings a gentle vulnerability to her work."- Alex Henderson, All Music Guide

"A fertile melodic imagination coupled with an expansive, multi-textured incandescent tone. Think: lush, florid, inventive, passionate."
George W. Carroll, The Musician's Ombudsman, eJazzNews.com

"...Interpreting the music of Bernard Bierman, the young songstress does it like no other...the magic was kindled. This CD is a real treat." -JazzUSA

"You are going to be hearing a lot more about this young lady."
-Harold Mabern

"A truly fine young vocalist."-Jimmy Heath

"I am taking the CD with me while I travel so I can savor the style of two very talented people." - Michael Feinstein

"With a voice like melting Godiva chocolate down a scoop of butter pecan Haagan-Daz, Pirret infuses Bernard Bierman's standard worthy collection of songs with a creative assortment of musical styles." -Dry2Olives.com



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