Sings Requited Songs By Bert Seager & Anita Diaman
- Artist: Rebecca Shrimpton
- Format: CD
- Release Date:3/25/2008
Requited means "given in return," "completed," "made whole." Requited is the debut of a new collaboration between composer Bert Seager and novelist Anita Diamant with ten songs that celebrate the persistence of love and hope. Rebecca Shrimpton's performance unites words and music with a rich, agile voice and a warm intelligence that yield a musical experience greater than it's parts; the sound of hearts Requited. For more information write to firstname.lastname@example.org REQUITED is the meeting of three artists: pianist/composer Bert Seager, best-selling novelist Anita Diamant (lyricist), and jazz singer Rebecca Shrimpton. Together, they have created a modern twist on the American Songbook that is both fresh and hauntingly familiar. Seager and Diamant's songs are a provocative union of beautifully surprising melodies, harmonic density, and exquisitely crafted images, performed with depth and seemingly effortless grace by Rebecca Shrimpton and a brilliant group of instrumentalists. Bert Seager's compositions have been praised as "lyrical... perfectly balanced and unfailingly beautiful" (Boston Phoenix), while Anita Diamant has earned international renown as a master storyteller with a gift for "spare yet vividly descriptive prose" (Boston Globe). Her best known book, The Red Tent, sold 3 million copies worldwide, was on The New York Times best-seller's list for 47 weeks, and is soon to be re-issued in a new 10th anniversary edition. As an interpreter of songs, Rebecca Shrimpton has been hailed as "a simply exquisite vocalist," who "knows how to get the pulse and tick of every word" (All About Jazz). They are joined by some of today's finest and most sought-after jazz musicians, including Rick DiMuzio (tenor saxophone), Jorge Roeder (bass), Richie Barshay (drums), Dan Greenspan (bass), and Jorge Pérez-Albela (drums). For information, contact: Bert Seager 617-783-8620 RequitedSongs@aol.com Rebecca Shrimpton sings REQUITED The Songs of Bert Seager and Anita Diamant Artist Bios Bert Seager, composer and piano, has been a leading player on the jazz scene in Boston since 1981. His eight internationally released recordings have won him unanimous critical acclaim from the New York Times, Keyboard Magazine, The Boston Globe and many other publications. Anita Diamant, lyricist, is the author of eleven books, including the recent novels The Last Days of Dogtown and Good Harbor. Her best known book, The Red Tent, sold 3 million copies worldwide, was on The New York Times best-seller list for 48 weeks, and is soon to be reissued in a new 10th anniversary edition. She has also written a play with novelist Stephen McCauley, which is expected to be produced in Boston next year. Rebecca Shrimpton, vocals, has been acclaimed for "her mastery of the art of singing" (All Music Guide), gaining international praise for her CD Madman's Moon and for her recordings with Boston's Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra. She has appeared with such artists as Joe Lovano, Steve Lacy, George Russell, Ran Blake, and George Lewis, and has recorded on Cadence and Rounder, among other labels. Rick DiMuzio, tenor saxophone, currently plays with Leo Blanco and Fernando Huergo's Jinga Quintet, as well as leading his own ensembles. He has performed with David Liebman, Bill Perkins, Bill Pierce, Kenny Wheeler, Tim Hagans, Danilo Perez, and Louie Bellson, and is associate professor at Berklee College of Music. Jorge Roeder, bass, recently won first prize in the 2007 International Society Of Bassists Jazz Competition. He is currently a member of the Richie Barshay Project, the Dan Tepfer Trio, Khevre, and Avantrio, and has performed with such jazz greats as Alex Acuna, Bob Brookmeyer, Roy Haynes, Steve Lacy, Maria Schneider, Kenny Wheeler, and Kenny Werner. Richie Barshay, drums, has been a member of the Herbie Hancock Quartet since 2003, establishing himself as a prominent musical voice of his generation. Regarded as a "player to watch" by Jazz Times magazine, he maintains a busy international touring schedule with many of today's top artists, including Hancock, Kenny Werner, and the Klezmatics. Dan Greenspan, bass, received his master's degree from New England Conservatory and has studied with Miroslav Vitous and Dave Holland. One of the East Coast's most sought-after bassists, he performs world-wide with his wife, singer Mili Bermejo. Jorge Pérez-Albela, drums, is known for his versatility in both jazz and South American rhythms, performing with such Grammy winners as Latin pop singer Gian Marco Zignago and jazz composer/conductor Maria Schneider. His project Avantrio, with fellow Peruvian bassist Jorge Roeder and Argentinian vocalist Sophia Koutsovitis, unites jazz and Peruvian music.
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