Kari Kirkland

Wild Is The Wind (Slea Head Records (Independent))

Kari Kirkland’s debut album, ‘Wild is the Wind’, arranged and produced by four-time Grammy nominee, Shelly Berg, is a collection of contemporary and jazz standard songs featuring John Daversa, Roy Hargrove, Dean Parks, Brian Kilgore, Kevin Axt, and Gregg Field. Berg’s feelings about his decision to work with Kari speak to the talents of this newcomer to the jazz scene: “Kari’s voice and style are uniquely ‘her’. There is a depth of truth and heart in her singing that is very, very compelling. I’m proud and blessed to have done this project with her.”

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Kevin Axt - Acoustic and Electric Bass
Shelly Berg - Piano, Electric Piano, and Organ
John Daversa - Trumpet
Gregg Field - Drums
Roy Hargrove - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Brian Kilgore - Percussion
Kari Kirkland - Vocals
Dean Parks - Acoustic and Electric Guitar
Budapest Sessions Orchestra - Strings

Track Listing

  1. Do It Again
  2. Jealous
  3. It’s Alright With Me
  4. It’s Probably Me
  5. Break Your Heart
  6. Too Late Now
  7. Wild Is The Wind
  8. Steamroller Blues
  9. Too Close For Comfort
  10. Secret
  11. Everybody Wants To Rule The World
  12. I’ll Be Around

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