Are You Ready

Gretchen Elise

Label: Independent Release
Released: 2004
Duration: 00:49:00
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Tracks

Are You Ready?; He is Ready; Chimes at Echigoyuzawa; Looking Down; Diamonds; Sound FX; Good Morning Moon; Bonus Track (He is Ready A Capella)

Personnel

Gretchen Elise
composer/conductor
Lady Lee
voice / vocals
Bill Vint
saxophone, tenor
Eric Byers
guitar
Taki Masuko
percussion
Marcus Santos
percussion
Pedro Ito
percussion

Additional Personnel / Information

Rich Greenblatt, Marimba; Co-produced and arranged by Gretchen Elise Iversen, Mark Shilansky and Jon Chase. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jon Chase at Jon Chase Productions in Methuen, MA. Lyrics/music ©P 2004 Gretchen Elise Iversen/MusicalSolutions; Additional lyrics on Are You Ready ©P 2004 Yvette Layne

Album Description

Described as a "signature blend of jazz, hip hop and soul," this original debut launched Gretchen Elise on the jazz, world and alternative soul music scenes of Boston, and later, her hometown Philadelphia and internationally. Luscious arrangements, light Brazilian-flavored vocal layers, horns and marimba from Boston’s best players make this album endlessly interesting and beautiful. One fan brought the CD on a trip and listened 200 times and "didn't get bored." Kicking off with an acoustic reggaeton featuring Boston based reggae singer Lady Lee, this album is an auspicious launch for this multi-genre artist.

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