Sarah Partridge

Bright Lights and Promises: Redefining Janis Ian

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Partridge consistently stretches both herself and the music (and) it would not be surprising if a few of her songs became standards...
L.A. Jazz Scene

Vocalist Sarah Partridge reimagines a collection of songs by the famed folk artist, Janis Ian, whose hits "At Seventeen" and "Society's Child" have resonated with listeners for many decades. Long respecting Ian's musically and lyrically rich body of work, Partridge saw evidence of jazz roots in much of her writing and, along with arranger Allen Farnham, created inspired paths to presenting the songs in a jazz environment. The album contains thirteen selections both old and new, popular and unheard, dating from the late 1960's to the present, including two new originals co-written by Partridge and Ian - "Somebody's Child," and "A Quarter Past Heartache," which features them both on vocals.


Track Listing:

1 A Quarter Past Heartache 4:16
2 Tattoo 4:36
3 Society's Child 6:06
4 Forever and a Day 4:33
5 Calling Your Name 4:14
6 At Seventeen 5:52
7 Belle of the Blues 5:26
8 Matthew 6:35
9 Silly Habits 4:03
10 Somebody's Child 3:59
11 Bright Lights & Promises 5:32
12 Orphan of the Wind 5:35
13 I'm Still Standing 4:14

Performers:

SARAH PARTRIDGE - vocals
JANIS IAN - vocals (1)
ALLEN FARNHAM - piano
BILL MORING - bass
TIM HORNER - drums, percussion
SCOTT ROBINSON - tenor & soprano saxophones,
flute, clarinet
BEN WILLIAMS - trombone
PAUL MEYERS - acoustic guitar
BEN STEIN - electric guitar

Production Info:

All music and lyrics by Janis Ian, except: "A Quarter Past Heartache" &
"Somebody's Child," written by Janis Ian & Sarah Partridge
Arranged by Allen Farnham, except (1,6) arranged by Tim Horner

Produced by Allen Farnham, Co-Produced by Sarah Partridge
Associate Producers: Bill Moring & Tim Horner
Recorded & mixed by Chris Sulit at Trading 8s Recording Studio, Paramus, NJ
August 18 & 19, 2016
Mastered by Alan Silverman. ARF! Mastering. New York, NY
Cover photos by Chris Drukker
Session photos by Chris Drukker & Gary Stein
Cover design & layout by John Bishop


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