Shelly Rudolph

The Way We Love

OA2 22181

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A honey-glazed throat to send chills up and down your spine.
Los Angeles Times

Vocalist-songwriter Shelly Rudolph presents a unique and lyrical new song set, featuring legendary cellist David Darling whose layered textures blend with a subtle palette of piano-bass-guitar, and cameos from soprano saxist Devin Phillips. Along with six original songs are an inventively re-harmonized arrangement of "Stand By Me," and a sweetly soulful duet with Redray Frazier on Chris Pierce's "Slow Life." Long a poet as well, the album showcases her poetic and sensual expressivity on "The Way We Love," spoken against a sumptuous bed of Darling's cello tones and Tom Grant's piano. Rudolph's gospel-tinged originals, "Close Enough" and "Calling Me Home," open and close the session. Also joining Rudolph is guitarist Chance Hayden, bassist Dave Captein, and pianists David Goldblatt, Darrell Grant & David K Mathews. "A robust and captivating vocalist." - Jazz Times


Track Listing:

1 Close Enough 4:35
2 Faith 3:35
3 Stand By Me 3:46
4 Butterfly Heart 2:45
5 The Way We Love 2:30
6 The Slow Life 2:36
7 The Mystery 3:43
8 Humanity 2:18
9 Calling Me Home 4:52

All music composed by Shelly Rudolph, Jollylama (ASCAP), except:
(2,7) Shelly Rudolph & Chance Hayden (3) Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber
and Mike Stoller (6) Chris Pierce

Performers:

Shelly Rudolph - vocals
David Darling - cello
Chance Hayden - guitar (1,2,3,6)
Dave Captein - double bass (1,2,7,9)
Devin Phillips - soprano saxophone (2,9)
Redray Frazier - vocals (1,6)
David K. Mathews - piano (1)
Tom Grant - piano (2,6)
David Goldblatt - piano (3,4,7)
Darrell Grant - piano (9)

Production Info:

Produced by: Chance Hayden & Shelly Rudolph
Engineered by: Brud Giles at Fremont Recording, Portland,
(vocals 1,2,3,7,8,9/sax 2,9);
Julius Hocott at Camp David, CT, (cello 1,3,4,6,8,9);
Bob Stark at Sonic Media Studio & Kung Fu Bakery, Portland,
(piano 1,2,9 / bass 2 / vocals 4,6 / guitar 1,2,3,6);
Bryan Appel at Stove Top Stuff!, Portland (bass 1,9);
David Goldblatt at Zone One (piano 3,4,7);
Tom Grant at Bigger Better Studios, Portland (piano 6)
Recorded: 2010-2019
Mixed by: Bob Stark, Sonic Media Studio, Portland, OR
Mastered by: Nick Moon, Tone Proper, Gresham, OR
Vocal-soul coaching: Jeff Langston
Photography: Addie Mannan
Cover design & layout: John Bishop


Reviews of The Way We Love

Sonic Soul (Germany) (Jörg Schmitt)
Time for rest. And prudent listening to music. Time for Shelly Rudolph. Decelerated, tender and brimming with emotion. Shelly even with a clear voice - sometimes firmly stowed, sometimes suspended - almost to itan all-star ensemble (cellist David Darling, plus Tom Grant, Darrell Grant, David Goldblatt or David K. Mathews on the grand piano, plus Da ...

Midwest Record (Chris Spector)
A soulful vocalist that prefers not to be contained, she gives you a taste of what Carole King would sound like if she could kick it out with some real soul---but she doesn't stop to limit herself there. A set that took it's sweet time to arrive, it's just right for that in between time when you have shrugged the day off but aren't quite ready for ...

Artslandia (Editor)
The ever-evolving⁠ — and expanding⁠ — Shelly Rudolph's story continues onward and upward with the release of her latest album, the ambitious and atmospheric The Way We Love. Soul-jazz-pop chanteuse Rudolph has long been a favored voice around her hometown of Portland, Oregon, and musical travels have taken her to New York, Los Angeles, the ...









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