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the new Capathia Jenkins / Louis Rosen album

 

PHENOMENAL WOMAN: THE MAYA ANGELOU SONGS

Vocals: Capathia Jenkins

Music Composed, Arranged and Conducted by Louis Rosen

Lyrics by Maya Angelou

Produced by Louis Rosen, Scott Lehrer and Capathia Jenkins

 

Coming October 26, 2018

 

Louis reunites with the phenomenally soulful vocalist CAPATHIA JENKINS for their fifth album together, the new recording, PHENOMENAL WOMAN: The Maya Angelou Songs (Di-tone Records™). The 15 tracks include 11 songs with lyrics by the iconic American poet, Maya Angelou, and four new Songs Without Words” that weave in and out of the song sequence as prelude and interludes. Louis’ new arrangements for these jazz, blues, soul infused and classically tinged compositions are for jazz sextet, with occasional organ added in for good churchly measure. 

PHENOMENAL WOMAN: The Maya Angelou Songs is also noteworthy in the Jenkins/Rosen discography because it completes the recording of Louis’ substantial opus, the BLACK LOOM TRILOGY, three album-length song cycles written specifically for Capathia on the poetry of three major African-American poets, the other cycles being DREAM SUITE (Langston Hughes) and ONE OUNCE OF TRUTH (Nikki Giovanni).

The musicians joining them on the album are long-standing Jenkins/Rosen collaborators and among New York’s best, including Kimberly Grigsby (Broadway conductor) on piano and organ; CJ Camerieri (yMusic Ensemble) on trumpet and french horn; Hideaki Aomori (yMusic Ensemble) on alto & tenor Saxophones, flute, clarinet and bass clarinet; Andrew Sterman (Philip Glass Ensemble) on alto sax, clarinet and flute; Susan Rotholz  (Orchestra of St. Lukes) on flute; Erik Charlston (ABT Orchestra) on vibraphone, and Broadway veterans Dave Phillips on acoustic and electric bass and Gary Seligson on drums.