Judy Wexler

Crowded Heart (Jewel City Jazz)

“What a joy to listen to this album, both for the exquisite music-making of Judy Wexler and Alan Pasqua, but also for their astuteness in finding and featuring outstanding songs by current-day jazz composers Highly recommended!”
Ted Gioia, author of The History of Jazz

“Jazz standards for the 21st Century” — Jazz stays alive and becomes more than a history lesson or museum piece when a modern composition is embraced and recorded by many vocalists. Wexler is doing her part to keep the music fresh and interesting by presenting songs that she feels will withstand the test of time.

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Judy Wexler, vocals
Alan Pasqua, co-producer, arrangements, piano, melodica
Larry Koonse, guitar
Josh Johnson, alto saxophone
Bob Sheppard, alto flute
Darek Oles, bass
Steve Hass, drums
Aaron Serfaty, percussion
Stefanie Fife, cello

Track Listing

  1. Circus Life (Luciana Souza, Larry Klein, David Batteau)
  2. Parisian Heartbreak (Richard Galliano, Kurt Elling)
  3. Crowded Heart (Sinne Eeg, Mads Mathias)
  4. Painted on Canvas (Gregory Porter)
  5. Stars (Fred Hersch, Norma Winstone)
  6. The Last Goodbye (Alan Broadbent, Georgia Mancio)
  7. Take My Breath Away (Rene Marie)
  8. I Took Your Hand (Enrico Pieranunzi, Lorraine Feather)
  9. 9. It's Only Smoke (Larry Goldings, Cliff Goldmacher)
  10. 10. And We Will Fly (Highway 14) (Alan Pasqua, Kurt Elling, Philip Edward Galdston)

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