Caswell Sisters – Alive In The Singing Air

May 14, 2013 / No Comments / Tags: Alive In The Singing Air, Bryson Kern, Fred Hersch, Jeremy Allen, Rachel Caswell, sara caswell,

(Turtle Ridge Records)

After many years working seperately, vocalist Rachel Caswell and violinist Sara Caswell decided to work together and the result is heavenly. Alive In The Air , the sisters’ debut recording collaboration, was produced by piano great Fred Hersch. The synthesis of the three musician, along with the talents of bassist Jeremy Allen and drummer Bryson Kern is magical. The singer’s voice is as powerful as the violin is soothing. That the two work so work so well together seems to have more to do with each sibling’s mastery of their respective craft, than familial connection. The musical menu fits the production  with a cross-section of standards, classic and contemporary. The recording is a joyous work from an outstanding duo which re-affirms the fact that inventiveness and brilliance continue to emerge in jazz.

Click here to listen to a clip of “Poinciana”.

Tracks: Song of Life, I Get Along Without You Very Well, Stroll, Poinciana,  Lucky To Be Me, I Sing For You, Bye Bye Blackbird, A Wish, Sweet Adelphi, Sweet Lorriane, Asiatic Raes.