Kari-On Productions is proud to introduce
Rebecca Kilgore

Artist: Rebecca Kilgore

CD Title: Moonshadow Dance

Label: Cherry Pie Music

Add Date: January 25, 2016

Street Date: January 29, 2016

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Rebecca Kilgore is a song stylist extraordinaire, known for her effortless portrayals of the Great American Songbook, with more than 40 recordings to her credit. She has appeared with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall and on “A Prairie Home Companion,” and has been a frequent guest on National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross. She regularly performs worldwide at jazz festivals and jazz parties as well as in such venues as Birdland, in New York City; The Jazz Bakery in Culver City, California; and The Concorde Club in Southampton, UK; and was the guest of honor at the 2013 Roswell Jazz Festival in New Mexico. She was inducted into the Jazz Society of Oregon’s Hall Of Fame in 2003 and to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in 2010. This project marks her debut as a songwriter.

Ellen Vanderslice is an award-winning jazz composer whom the late Dick Bogle called “a world-class song writing talent,” and whom George Fendel has praised for the “timeless quality” of her melodies and lyrics. She is the owner of Cherry Pie Music.

Mike Horsfall is a composer, arranger, recording artist, concert soloist and educator on both vibraphone and piano. He has recorded with Pink Martini, the Nu Shooz Orchestra and with Tall Jazz, the trio he co-founded in 1989 that was voted into the Jazz Society of Oregon’s Hall of Fame in 2010.

“When Rebecca sings, the sun comes out.”
-Johnny Mandel

“With her opulent chops, lighter-than-air style, and, above all, her effortless rhythm, Ms. Kilgore is the living embodiment of the hippest singers of the big band era, like Maxine Sullivan, Mildred Bailey, and Helen Ward.”
-Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2010

“A pop-jazz singer whose fluent voice conjures sunlight glinting on running water, Ms. Kilgore infuses everything she performs with a sense of lighthearted enjoyment.”
-Stephen Holden, The New York Times, August 11, 2011

“Rebecca is simply one of the best interpreters of The Great American Songbook. She has a gorgeous voice and has a deep connection with every song she touches. In a world of pretenders, she’s absolutely the real thing. I love what she does!”
-Michael Feinstein

“If Benny Goodman were alive today, he’d hire Becky to sing in his band.”
-Bucky Pizzarelli, jazz guitarist

CD Description

Cherry Pie Music is proud to announce a new offering entitled, MOONSHADOW DANCE, which features original jazz tunes produced through a unique collaboration between partners Ellen Vanderslice, Mike Horsfall, and Rebecca Kilgore, with each partner contributing melodies, harmonies and lyrics. The sixteen tracks span an eclectic range, from wistfully romantic through lushly introspective to upbeat and playful, with the common factor found in the craftsmanship of the songs and the quality of the performances.

For the recording session at Dead Aunt Thelma’s Recording Studio in Sellwood the partners gathered a stellar lineup of some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest jazz musicians: Randy Porter on piano, Tom Wakeling on bass, and Todd Strait on drums with guest spots by Susannah Mars on vocals, David Evans on tenor sax, Dan Balmer on guitar, John Moak on trombone, Tim Jensen on flute and alto flute, Israel Annoh on percussion, Steve Christofferson on melodica, Dick Titterington on flugelhorn, and Brazilian guitarist Marco DeCarvalho. Mike Horsfall contributed on vibes as well for a delightfully engaging listen that will surely become a lasting classic to enjoy for years to come.

Track, Time

1 I Live in a Condo 3:44

words and music by Mike Horsfall, 2007 [BMI]

Randy Porter, piano; Tom Wakeling, bass; Todd Strait, drums; Mike Horsfall, vibes; David Evans, tenor sax; John Moak, trombone; Rebecca Kilgore, vocal.

2 One Little Kiss 2:47

words by Ellen Vanderslice, music by Ellen Vanderslice and Mike Horsfall, 2010 [BMI]

Randy Porter, piano; Tom Wakeling, bass; Todd Strait, drums; Mike Horsfall, vibes; Tim Jensen, flute; Israel Annoh, percussion; Rebecca Kilgore, vocal.

3 The Day I Learned French 4:15

words by Rebecca Kilgore and Ellen Vanderslice, music by Rebecca Kilgore and Mike Horsfall, 2014 [ASCAP/BMI]

Randy Porter, piano; Tom Wakeling, bass; Todd Strait, drums; Dan Balmer, guitar; Steve Christofferson, melodica; Rebecca Kilgore, vocal.

4 In a World Made Small 3:28

words by Ellen Vanderslice, music by Rebecca Kilgore and Mike Horsfall, 2014 [ASCAP/BMI]

Randy Porter, piano; Tom Wakeling, bass; Todd Strait, drums; Dan Balmer, guitar; Tim Jensen, alto flute; Israel Annoh, percussion; Rebecca Kilgore, vocal.

5 One More Time to Say Goodbye 4:18

words by Ellen Vanderslice, music by Ellen Vanderslice and Mike Horsfall, 2007 [BMI]

Randy Porter, piano; Tom Wakeling, bass; Todd Strait, drums; David Evans, tenor sax; Rebecca Kilgore, vocal.

6 Aeolian Shade 3:18

words by Ellen Vanderslice and Mike Horsfall, music by Mike Horsfall, 2014 [BMI]

Randy Porter, piano; Tom Wakeling, bass; Todd Strait, drums and rainstick; Tim Jensen, flute; Mike Horsfall, vibes; Rebecca Kilgore, vocal.

7 Swing Me Low 3:08

words by Ellen Vanderslice, music by Rebecca Kilgore and Mike Horsfall, 2014 [ASCAP/BMI]

Randy Porter, piano; Tom Wakeling, bass; Todd Strait, drums; Mike Horsfall, vibes; Israel Annoh, percussion; Rebecca Kilgore, vocal.

8 Moonshadow Dance 3:28

words by Ellen Vanderslice, music by Ellen Vanderslice and Mike Horsfall, 1999 (BMI]

Randy Porter, piano; Tom Wakeling, bass; Todd Strait, drums; Mike Horsfall, vibes; Dan Balmer, guitar; Rebecca Kilgore, vocal.

9 Birthday Song, Generic 2:17

words and music by Rebecca Kilgore, 2014 [ASCAP]

Randy Porter, piano; Tom Wakeling, bass; Todd Strait, drums; Rebecca Kilgore, vocal; crowd effects courtesy guests of Arrivederci! Wine and Jazz, Milwaukie, OR.

10 Cantando o Amor 3:09

music by Mike Horsfall, 2014 [BMI]

Randy Porter, piano; Tom Wakeling, bass; Todd Strait, drums; Mike Horsfall, vibes; Dan Balmer, guitar; Tim Jensen, flute; Israel Ann oh, percussion; Dick Titterington, flugelhorn; Rebecca Kilgore, vocal.

11 You Make It Look So Easy 3:14

words by Rebecca Kilgore and Ellen Vanderslice, music by Rebecca Kilgore and Mike Horsfall, 2014 (ASCAP/BMI]

Randy Porter, piano; Tom Wakeling, bass; Todd Strait, drums; Mike Horsfall, vibes; Israel Annoh, percussion; Rebecca Kilgore and Susannah Mars, vocals.

12 Um Minuto a Mais 3:29

words by Ellen Vanderslice and Tatiane

Fazzio Igles Balseiro, music by Ellen Vanderslice and Mike Horsfall, 2014 [BMI] Randy Porter, piano; Tom Wakeling, bass; Todd Strait, drums; Mike Horsfall, vibes; Dan Balmer, guitar; Rebecca Kilgore, vocal.

13 I’m Not Susceptible to Love 3:59

words by Ellen Vanderslice and Scott Parker, music by Ellen Vanderslice and Mike Horsfall, 2004 [BMI]

Randy Porter, piano; Tom Wakeling, bass; Todd Strait, drums; Rebecca Kilgore, vocal.

14 To Have, to Hold, to Love 4:49

words by Ellen Vanderslice, music by Mike Horsfall, 2003 [BMI]

Randy Porter, piano; Tom Wakeling, bass; Todd Strait, drums; Rebecca Kilgore, vocal.

15 Cantando o Amor (reprise) 3:27

words by Ellen Vanderslice, music by Mike Horsfall, 2014 [BMI]

Marco de Carvalho, guitar; Rebecca Kilgore, vocal.

16 That’s It! 2:59

words by Ellen Vanderslice, music by Ellen

Vanderslice and Mike Horsfall, 2003 [BMI)

Randy Porter, piano; Tom Wakeling, bass; Todd Strait, drums; John Moak, trombone; Israel Annoh, percussion; Rebecca Kilgore, vocal.

Player and instrument:

Rebecca Kilgore: vocals (all)

Randy Porter: piano (all tracks except #15)

Tom Wakeling: bass (all tracks except #15)

Todd Strait: drums, rainstick (all tracks except #15)

Mike Horsfall: vibes (1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12)

David Evans: tenor sax (1, 5)

John Moak: trombone (1, 16)

Tim Jensen: flute, alto flute (2, 4, 6, 10)

Israel Annoh: percussion (2, 4, 7, 10, 11, 16)

Dan Balmer: guitar (3, 4, 8, 10, 12)

Steve Christofferson: melodica (3)

Dick Titterington: flugelhorn (10)

Susannah Mars: vocals (11)

Marco de Carvalho: guitar (15)

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