Alison Ruble

Ashland

Origin 82573



Alison Ruble's gemlike voice recalls the crystalline beauty and purity of the young Joni Mitchell.
- Christopher Louden, JazzTimes

The Chicago-based vocalist again pushes the boundaries of mainstream jazz with lush, unexpected, and exciting arrangements in a program drawing from musical sources as diverse as Cole Porter, Michel Legrand, King Crimson and Emmy Lou Harris. Ruble's etheral and sublime vocals are backed by some of Chicago's top players and Origin label-mates, including guitarist & co-producer John McLean and saxophonist Jim Gailloreto. "...a sublime vocalist with an adventurous spirit ..." - Ken Dryden, All Music


Track Listing:

1. The Summer Knows 6:40
2. S' Wonderful 6:00
3. Here I Am 4:25
4. Let's Fall In Love 7:00
5. Night and Day 4:10
6. Under The Milky Way 5:40
7. Tangled and Dark 5:30
8. Matte Kudasai 4:00
9. Route 66 4:45
10. You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go 4:50

Performers:

Alison Ruble - Vocals
John McLean - Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Jim Gailloreto - Alto Flute, Soprano and Tenor Saxophones
Karl Montzka - B-3 Organ
Jill Kaeding - Cello
Larry Kohut - Acoustic Bass, Chapman Stick
Jim Widlowski - Drums

Production Info:

Produced by Alison Ruble and John McLean
Recorded at Transient Sound Studios, Chicago and Victorian Recording, Chicago
May 2009 and February 2010
Mixed by Vjay Tellis-Nayak
Mixed at Transient Sound Studios, Chicago
Mastered by Trevor Sadler
Mastered at Mastermind Productions, Charlotte, NC
Original CD artwork: "Ashland Landscape" Series, photo etching and chine colle on paper, Alison Ruble, 2010
Design and layout by John Bishop


Reviews of Ashland

All Music Guide (Ken Dryden)
Vocalist Alison Ruble's second CD for Origin is much like her first effort, a mix of standards and pop with embellishments of folk and rock, with arrangements again by guitarist John McLean. Gifted with a warm alto voice, Ruble starts off with an intriguing take of "The Summer Knows" (remembered by many as Michel Legrand's haunting theme written fo ...

JazzChicago.net (Brad Walseth)
Ashland is a street in Chicago that runs almost continuously from the far north near Rosehill Cemetary to 183rd Street in far south Homewood - (with a few interuptions) a route that cuts a swath through many different cultural neighborhoods. The word could also be interpreted as a "land of ashes" - a place where things are burned to provide warmth ...

JazzReview.com (Donna Kimura)
Vocalist Alison Ruble has gathered a strong set of jazz and folk-rock songs for her second Origin Records release. After displaying her diverse musical taste on her 2008 debut, This is a Bird, Ruble drives home the point that she is as comfortable reinterpreting the American songbook as she is covering recent songs by Emmylou Harris and Bonnie R ...

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