New releases from the Jeannie Tanner Quartet

January 4, 2009 8:12:12 AM PST
Jeannie Tanner is an award winning vocalist, trumpet player and composer in Chicago. "Promise Me the Moon," her new release, includes ten original tracks along with several standards including "Over the Rainbow." (News Release) "Promise Me the Moon," Tanner's fifth release, will remind listeners of the romantic music of the 1930's and 40's. The light, swing rhythm and charming lyrics of Tanner's title track "Promise Me the Moon" set the tone for this warm-hearted collection of love songs.

Twelve of the tracks are Tanner's original J-Pop (Jazz-Pop) compositions, her signature blend of Jazz, Pop, R&B, Blues and Latin Rhythms. The result is a fresh, imaginative collection of sing-along tunes that tell stories of love and romance.

The 14 tracks flow seamlessly, engaging listeners with Tanner's crystalline vocals and lyrical trumpet stylings. Her original melodies flow effortlessly over the music she wrote and recorded with her extraordinarily talented team of musicians.

From C'est Bon, C'est Bon, an upbeat tune with French lyrics and a Latin beat; to the dreamy My One True Love which smoothly slips and slides between 3/4, 5/8 and 6/8; to Three Wishes, a wild musical magic carpet ride, Tanner demonstrates her versatility as a songwriter, bandleader and performer, while effectively transporting listeners with tunes that are reminiscent of the sweet, popular music of the 1930s and 40s. Track four, Fred and Ginger is, in fact, Tanner's tribute to Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers.

"The songs I wrote for "Promise Me the Moon" remind me of the music of Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra really all the multi-media stars of the 30s and 40s," explains Tanner. "These artists performed and recorded music for radio, movies and stage. Their lyrics told a story. Their melodies were memorable. Their music had heart. It was filled with emotion so the songs have timeless appeal."

"I've tried to infuse "Promise Me the Moon" with all the emotion I felt as I composed each piece, and capture in the recording all the warmth, feeling and spontaneity our live performances.

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