Jazz Vocalist Carrie Wicks



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Music




Barely There
OA2 RECORDS 22093

Proclaimed "...an extraordinary debut, a first-rate jazz vocal effort" by All About Jazz, Carrie Wicks's 2010 debut created great anticipation for what this "gorgeously warm and intimate" voice would do for a follow-up. That time has come as Wicks reassembles the same creatively sympathetic group, offering up another interesting set of music including standards such as "Laura" and "A Kiss to Build a Dream On," to Townes Van Zandt's "No Place to Fall," to eight of Wicks's original songs penned with her writing partner Ken Nottingham.

TRACKS:

  1. Small but Elegant Place 3:53
  2. Dandelion Gone 5:30
  3. Ruse of Roussillon 5:34
  4. Winter Skin 4:23
  5. Barely There 5:41
  6. No Place to Fall 5:50
  7. Orchids 5:46
  8. Veinte Años 4:29
  9. Laura 4:09
  10. No Pollyanna 4:43
  11. Through 4:58
  12. You Belong to Me 5:21
  13. A Kiss to Build a Dream On 4:16

MUSICIANS:

Carrie Wicks - vocals
Bill Anschell - piano
Jeff Johnson - bass
Byron Vannoy - drums
Hans Teuber - tenor sax & clarinet
David Lange - accordion (3)
PRODUCTION:

Produced by Carrie Wicks, with Ken Nottingham
Recorded at David Lange Studios, Edgewood, WA, on February 7, 2012
Mixed by Reed Ruddy at Studio X, Seattle, WA
Assisted by Sam Hofstedt
Mastered by Eric James at Philosophers Barn Mastering, Norfolk, England
Photography by Billy Brandt
Band photograph by David Lange
Cover design & layout by John Bishop

REVIEWS:
Examiner.com (Carol Banks Weber)
The Doors/Jim Morrison fascination is all over Carrie Wicks Barely There. But theres also a Billie Holiday in this modern-day, Seattle-based jazz vocalist. Wicks flies under the radar among the bigger names and flashier associations in a city ...

All About Jazz (Dan McClenaghan)
Vocalist Carrie Wicks\' debut was 2010\'s I\'ll Get Around To It (OA2 Records). She slipped her original composition, the disc\'s title tune that she co-wrote with bassist Ken Nottingham, onto the CD, along with a bunch of well-chosen songs from the ...

Midwest Record (Chris Spector)
A jazz vocalist that writes \'em too checks in with her second set that shows the promises made on her auspicious debut were no mere empty promises. Swinging nicely with her cohorts, Wicks can be obliquely sexy or meet classic vocal material head ...





I'll Get Around To It
OA2 RECORDS 22065

After eight years of immersing herself in the vocal jazz tradition by studying with the best teachers and getting her feet wet onstage, Carrie Wicks gathered some of Seattle’s finest for her debut recording. With co-producer Bill Anschell on piano, Jeff Johnson on bass, Byron Vannoy on drums, and Hans Teuber on clarinet and tenor sax, Ms. Wicks displays a veteran’s sense of pacing and repertoire to compliment her unique and understated vocal approach. Homage is paid to Blossom Dearie with "Everything I’ve Got," to Nat King Cole with "I’m Lost" (in six), and to Billie Holiday for her rendition of "Baby, Get Lost." Ms. Wicks’s angelic tone mourns the story in "Lilac Wine," Elvis Costello’s jazz ballad "Almost Blue" hits deep, and "Comes Love" is dark and foreboding yet swinging. "I’ll Get Around to It" is a stirring debut from an inspired new voice.

TRACKS:

1. Everything I’ve Got 5:47
2. Ill Wind 5:01
3. I’m Lost 6:17
4. Moon Samba (Moonlight in Vermont/No Moon at All medley) 5:19
5. Lilac Wine 5:03
6. I’ll Get Around to It 3:59
7. Comes Love 7:09
8. I’m Old Fashioned 7:13
9. Almost Blue 5:05
10. Baby, Get Lost 5:16

MUSICIANS:

Carrie Wicks - vocals
Bill Anschell - piano
Jeff Johnson - bass
Byron Vannoy - drums
Hans Teuber - tenor sax & clarinet
PRODUCTION:

Co-producer/arranger: Bill Anschell
Recorded & mixed by David Lange at David Lange Studios, Edgewood, WA on February 22, 2009
Mastered by Mark Guenther
Photography by Billy Brandt
Recording session photos by Ken Nottingham
Cover design by John Bishop

REVIEWS:
Cadence, Oct-Dec 2010 (Jerome Wilson)
Carrie Wicks' voice has a slightly raspy quality which is perfect for the cool Jazz path she follows on I'll Get Around to It. Her singing is relaxed and fits right in with her instrumental support, particularly Teuber's husky tenor and ...

JazzTimes (Christopher Loudon)
As is sadly becoming too common a tale among jazz artists, Carrie Wicks recorded her debut album in early 2009, and then spent more than a year searching for a label willing to take a chance on an unproven talent. Fortunately, given the ...

The Voice, 88.7FM, Sacramento, CA (Dick Crockett)
Vocalist Carrie Wicks has a dedicated stance on placing her original stamp on just about anything she sings, as most evident in "I'll Get Around to It," a nice, flossy blues statement, a Wicks/Nottingham original, by the way, a muse of '30s and '40s ...

Jazz Society of Oregon (George Fendel)
A new voice out of Seattle, Carrie Wicks' debut CD scores from several standpoints. Wicks doesn't go for the gusto, and that's a good thing in a jazz singer. In addition, she's chosen quality tunes that include "Everything I've Got," "Ill Wind," ...

All Music Guide (Adam Greenburg)
For her debut recording, Carrie Wicks takes a step beyond the torch singers and songbook-repeaters that dominate so much of the contemporary jazz vocals available on the market. There are two major components to her difference. First, she's enlisted ...

All About Jazz (Dan McClenaghan)
In the crowded and talent-filled lady jazz vocalist field, standing apart is no small feat. Some natural vocal chops, combined with a bunch of hard work and a good backing band, can make for a very viable artistic effort, and there are a lot of ...



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