Angela Verbrugge


OA2 22228


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No maybes; for Verbrugge, now is definitely the time.

In a very casual-sounding way, Canadian vocalist Angela Verbrugge offers truths of the heart, urgent and genuine. A gentle authenticity without pretense that lends a light-hearted tenderness and a speaking naturalness. With the stellar accompianment of NY and Canadian players such as pianists Ray Gallon & Miles Black, bassists Cameron Brown and Jodi Proznick, and drummers Anthony Pinciotti and Joel Fountain, Angela's take on Bernstein's "Somewhere" is sweetly sustaining, "Born to Be Blue" is a playful piano/voice duet, and "If the Moon Turns Green" is a masterpiece of delicate ardor. Throughout the set, Verbrugge and her band create singular landscapes of feeling that run parallel with these intriguing melodies and lyrics.

"Angela Verbrugge sounds very much like a singer from (past) eras but one who has her own individual spin on the music....highly recommended."
LA Jazz Scene

Track Listing:

1 I Had the Craziest Dream 4:58 (Warren & Gordon)
2 Somewhere 3:52 (Bernstein & Sondheim)
3 Born to Be Blue 3:56 (Tormé & Wells)
4 Until I Met You (Corner Pocket) 3:09 (Green & Wolf)
5 For You, For Me, Forevermore 5:00 (George & Ira Gershwin)
6 Je Ne Veux Pas Te Dire Bonsoir (remix) 4:13 (Verbrugge)
7 If the Moon Turns Green 4:19 (Hanigan & Cates)


Angela Verbrugge - vocals
Erik Kalaidzis - vocals (2)
Ray Gallon - piano (3,4,5,7)
Cameron Brown - bass (4,7)
Anthony Pinciotti - drums (4,7)
Dave Say - saxophones (2,6)
Miles Black - piano (1,2,6)
Jodi Proznick - bass (1,2,6)
Joel Fountain - drums (1,2,6)

Production Info:

Produced by Angela Verbrugge
Co-produced by Cameron Brown (4,7), Caity Gyorgy (1,2,6)
Recorded by Dave Sikula & Dave Say (1-3,5,6)
and Christopher Sulit & Bill Buckingham (4,7)
at Monarch Studios, Vancouver, BC (1-3, 5,6);
Trading 8's, Paramus, NJ and The Palace Studios Vancouver, BC (4,7)
August 17, 2021 (3,5); March 30, 2021 (1,2,6); August 2&3, 2017
Mixed by Ryan Enockson (1,2,6); Chad Irschick (3,5); Bill Buckingham (4,7)
in Toronto, ON (3,5); Vancouver (1,2,4,6,7)
Mastered by Ryan Enockson in Vancouver, BC
Photography by Christin Carruthers (cover), Karolina Turek (inside), Vincent Lim/Anna Yatskevich/Angela Verbrugge (collage)
Liner notes by Michael Steinman, JazzLives
Cover design & layout by John Bishop

Reviews of Somewhere

All About Jazz (Liner Notes) (Michael Steinman)
The proper response to Beauty is an awed admiring silence. So these liner notes should be one word in a large font: LISTEN. But Angela asked me to add a few hundred keystrokes to the project, so here we are. Incidentally, I have chosen to focus on Angela in the midst of the most superb musicians and arrangements. I hope they will forgive me! Ang ...

Jazz Weekly (George W Harris)
Angela Verbrugge sings with clarity on this album teamed with Ray Gallon-Miles Black/p, Cameron Brown-Jodi Proznick/b, Anthony Pinciotti-Joel Fountain/dr and Dave Say/ts. In a small group format, she is relaxed and personal on a read of "I Had the Craziest Dream" and slithers as she wisps through a cleverly restrained read of "Until I Met You". Sh ...





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