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The Moon is Made of Gold by Deanne Matley

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Album Title: Because I Loved
Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018

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About the Album

Canadian jazz vocalist Deanne Matley’s fifth album, Because I Loved, is a tour-de-force, taking the listener on an emotional journey from despair to quiet contentment, with stops at red-hot passion and the excitement of new love along the way. Deanne recruited some of Montréal’s premier jazz talent for the project, including drummer Jim Doxas (who also produced the album), pianist Paul Shrofel, bassist Adrian Vedady, and guest vocalist Ranee Lee. Because I Loved features four original compositions of Deanne’s to round out a song list that includes saxophone legend Stanley Turpentine’s “Sugar”, the haunting “Forget Me” (written for the great Shirley Horn), and remarkable covers of songs by Journey (“Open Arms”) and Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors (“The Wine We Drink”). Deanne Matley’s voice and passion for jazz have taken her from her Alberta home to New York, France, Mongolia, and back. She sings standards, originals, and an impressive variety of covers with combos large and small, including Calgary’s Prime Time Big Band. Her previous four albums have garnered her Top 10 radio play across Canada and fans around the world. She divides her time between Calgary and Montréal, and is excited to celebrate Because I Loved with performances in both cities. Because I Loved was released worldwide on Friday, May 11th, 2018.

Song Listing

The Moon is Made of Gold; Sugar; The After Thought; Catching Up To Do; Not My Only One; Open Arms; My Favourite Distraction; So Long You Fool; Pieces; Forget Me; Necessary Evil; The Wine We Drink

Personnel

Deanne Matley
voice / vocals
Ranee Lee
voice / vocals
Jim Doxas
drums
Steve Raegele
guitar, electric
Al McLean
saxophone, tenor
Andy King
trumpet

Additional Personnel

Kiko: Percussion; Kate Bevan-Baker: Violin; Kate Maloney: Violin; Jennifer Thiessen: Viola; Thomas Beard: Cello.

Date featured

April 29, 2020

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