Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Sarah King - Tulip or Turnip (November 2021 Birdwatcher Records)

Sarah recorded her first solo album earlier this year, Tulip or Turnip. It is a collection of unlikely standards, and surprising interpretations that illustrate/ draw from her experience living in New York City — memories bejeweled with flowers, song and dance, before and during the 2020 pandemic.  Sarah’s delivery is a little bit Blossom, a little bit Billie, and she considers herself a newfangled jazz clown of her own time and place. The album is a sailboat ride around the harbor at dusk, it is a walk through the flower market at dawn. It’s the magic in the madness!

Tulip or Turnip  (Ellington/George) 3:03
Azalea (Ellington) 3:53
Life Upon the Wicked Stage (Kern/Hammerstein)  2:28
I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away the Key)  (Eaton/Shand) 2:42
Empty Pocket Waltz (Converse) 2:34
You Can’t Lose a Broken Heart (Johnson/Miller) 3:22
Let's Pretend That There’s a Moon -(Columbo/Hamilton/Stern) 3:15
There's a Boat That’s Leaving Soon for New York (Gershwin) 4:34
Everything’s Made for Love (Tobias/Sherman/Johnson)  2:23
I Remember - (Drake) 3:41

Stefan Vasnier - Piano
Aidan O'Donnell -Bass
Ben Cliness- Drums
Jon DeLucia - Clarinet
Sarah King - Vocals