Audio

Swing High, Swing Low

by Shanna Carlson

Released 1995
'bout Time Records
Released 1995
'bout Time Records
Smokey, warm contralto with mix of jazz, ballads, blues both standards and originals...accompaniment ranges from solo piano to quintet.
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CD Baby customers have said: Kathryn K. of Coronado, CA "My wonderful piano teacher, Sam Spencer, let me borrow Shanna's cds--After one listen, I was hooked."



This CD features Shanna Carlson...a rich, warm contralto voice with unique, subtle phrasing and that clearly recognizable thing called swing. But her greatest asset is her ability to put a song across with an intensity and conviction that forces you to really feel the lyric.

There are 11 "Standards" with instrumentation ranging from piano to quintet, featuring Bill Bell on piano, Scott Steed/Seward McCain on bass, Jim Nichols on guitar, Vince Lateano on drums and 3 special guests on 3 different songs: Buddy Montgomery on vibes. PeeWee Claybrook on tenor, Jeff Sanford on soprano. 6 "Bonus Tracks," all compositions by Shanna and lyrics by Ken McKenzie. Shanna plays piano on one of these originals "Silences" and the other 5 she is backed by the fantastic Dick Hindman Trio (Dick, piano; Seward McCain, bass; Scott Morris, drums).