Dawn Clement

Tandem

Origin 82749

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Dawn brings both her brilliance and her depth to everything she touches. From her gorgeous original compositions, to her 'always lifting' spirit that she pours into every side project she plays or sings on. Dawn is an eternal gift to the music.
Ingrid Jensen

On Tandem, pianist Dawn Clement explores the magic of musical pairs with some of her closest musical colleagues from the past 20 years. In duets with the legendary trombonist Julian Priester, drummer Matt Wilson, vocalist Johnaye Kendrick and others, Clement enjoys intimate conversations through jazz compositions by Monk & Tristano, her own originals, and classics such as "My Ideal," "In the Wee Small Hours," and "I Think of You." The result is a collection so fresh and raw it's as if the listener has eaves-dropped on these musician's most guarded secrets. It's Clement's unique ability to tap into that vulnerability that makes her music so relevant and resonant.


Track Listing:

1 BLUES FOR WAYNE 3:52 with JULIAN PRIESTER
(Dawn Clement, Second Floor Music)
2 I THINK OF YOU 2:59 with JOHNAYE KENDRICK
(Jack Elliott & John Marcotte)
3 ABLUTION 2:41 with MARK TAYLOR
(Lennie Tristano)
4 IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF THE MORNING 3:23
(David Mann & Bob Hilliard)
5 SUGAR CLIFF 8:01 with MARK TAYLOR
(Brad Shepik)
6 MEMORY 4:24 with JOHNAYE KENDRICK
(Dawn Clement, Second Floor Music)
7 IMPROVISATION #3 1:52 with JULIAN PRIESTER
(Dawn Clement, Second Floor Music)
8 BEMSHA SWING 3:44 with MATT WILSON
(Thelonious Monk)
9 MY IDEAL 4:57 with MICHAEL GLYNN
(Richard Whiting, Leo Robin, & Newell Chase)
10 STAY AWAKE 3:58 with MATT WILSON
(Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman)

Performers:

DAWN CLEMENT - piano, voice
JULIAN PRIESTER - trombone (1,7)
JOHNAYE KENDRICK - voice (2,6), harmonium (2)
MARK TAYLOR - alto saxophone (3,5)
MATT WILSON - drums (8,10)
MICHAEL GLYNN - bass (9)

Production Info:

Produced by Dawn Clement & Johnaye Kendrick
Recorded by Robb Davidson & Charlie Smith
at Avast Recording, Seattle, WA, July 6 & 21, 2017
Mixed by Robb Davidson at Nels Motel, Seattle, WA
Mastered by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering, Seattle, WA
Photography by Jennifer Kienzle
Cover design & layout by John Bishop


Reviews of Tandem

All About Jazz (Dan Bilawsky)
It only takes one listen to Tandem to understand that pianist-vocalist Dawn Clement is a people person with a penchant for trying different things. That openness to various individuals and action points shows itself to be the heart of this collection of duo performances. Despite being a prominent presence on the Seattle scene, working with high ...

Midwest Record (Chris Spector)
A real piano left fielder, Clement teams up for duets in various formats with real hitter pals of hers she admires. Even the chestnuts on parade take on a new life for the left leaning ears. Not for the feint of heart, this is one of those excursions where so little can say so much. ...

Rifftides (Doug Ramsey)
Dawn Clement's recording history includes piano collaborations with saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom and trombonist Julian Priester, among other prominent colleagues. The Seattle Times has called her, "The leading Seattle keyboardist of her generation." Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen calls her "…an eternal gift to the music." Clement's discography as a leader ...

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