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Pairings by Fawn Fritzen
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Fawn Fritzen

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Views: 264

Track Listing

Do Do Do; Make It a Double; Tea for Two; La tête dans la lune; Small Day Tomorrow; Just a Little Dance; Always; Can't Find My Way No More; Begin the Beguine; Lies of Handsome Men; Straighten Out; Please Send Me Someone to Love


Fawn Fritzen
voice / vocals
George Koller
bass, acoustic
Steve Amirault
voice / vocals
Richard Underhill
saxophone, alto
Kelly Jefferson
saxophone, tenor
Shirantha Beddage
saxophone, baritone

Album Description

Pairings: playful and passionate with bluesy undertones. An intoxicating voice paired with Canada's finest jazz musicians, including David Restivo, George Koller, Reg Schwager, and more. This is the second recording from the award-winning Fritzen, a Whitehorse- based artist who came up with an adventurous concept for the album. As the title suggests, every song features a pairing of Fawn’s voice with one particular instrument. The couplings on different tunes include acoustic bass, guitar, piano, prepared piano, percussion, and a saxophone section, resulting in a rich variety of tones and musical moods. The instrumental formatting means the arrangements are generally on the sparse side, but there is a large dynamic range to Pairings. The settings place a clear spotlight on the vocals, and Fritzen’s warm, strong, and clear voice is certainly up to the task. "The Yukon jazz singer makes the minimalism work on her second album 'Pairings'. By limiting herself to very few backing players - and in most cases, just a single supporting musician - she creates a lot of open room for her sublime singing and her collaborators' superb sense of swing. I'd like to suggest one more pairing...all jazz lovers' ears and this wonderful recording." — Mark Rheaume, CBC Radio


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