Inspired by the storytelling of one of America’s greatest lyricists, Johnny Mercer, Kristin Korb includes several of his biggest hits and then takes a voyage of discovery into unpublished texts that Mercer never made into songs.
Kristin Korb was six years old when Johnny Mercer died, but they are natural collaborators. In this collection of songs with lyrics by Mercer, Kristin includes several of his biggest hits. She also takes a voyage of discovery into unpublished texts that Mercer never made into songs.
“I really feel,” she said, “that it is important to document the impact of Mercer on my life and to share with folks the treasures he continues to give us with his story telling.”
On Beyond the Moon, Kristin’s performances of all eleven songs thrive on elements that she and Mercer have in common; reverence for melody; phrasing and inflection influenced by the blues; understanding of the relationship of harmonies to tunes and words. In making songs of orphan texts from the Mercer archive, Kristin and Magnus Hjorth, the pianist in her trio, evoke Mercer’s powers of rhythm and rhyme. They and drummer Snorre Kirk comprise a working group in high demand in Europe, where they live, and in their US tours.
About the Kristin Korb Trio
There are few bassists who can sing and there are even fewer who can do it well. Kristin Korbis one of those artists who make you forget that she is playing the bass when you hear hercrystalline voice. Influenced by the days when music was romantic and made you want todance, Kristin and her trio embody that spirit and bring their audiences along for the ride.Love eventually brought the American bassist and vocalist to Denmark in 2011.
In November 2016, Korb releases her eighth CD, Beyond the Moon. Inspired by thestorytelling of one of America’s greatest lyricists, Johnny Mercer, Kristin includes several ofhis biggest hits and then takes a voyage of discovery into unpublished texts that Mercer nevermade into songs.
Kristin’s performances of all eleven songs thrive on elements that she and Mercer have incommon; reverence for melody; phrasing and inflection influenced by the blues;understanding of the relationship of harmonies to tunes and words. In making songs oforphan texts from the Mercer archive, Kristin and Magnus Hjorth, the pianist in her trio, evokeMercer’s powers of rhythm and rhyme. They and drummer Snorre Kirk comprise a workinggroup in high demand in Europe, where they live, and in their US tours.
Credits & Other Notes
Catalog No: DKM161116
Produced by Kristin Korb, Morten Støve and Mikkel Nymand.
Executive Producer: Morten Støve
June 27-28, 2016 @ Village Recording (Thomas Vang, recording engineer)
July 29-30, 2016 @ Sund Sound Recording Studio (http://sundsoundstudio.dk) (Mikkel Nymand, recording engineer)
Mikkel Nymand - mixing, editing and mastering
Photography: Joshua Gross
Stylist, Make up and Hair: Sanni Lundberg
Art Direction and Design: Anders Laybourn
Location: Dyrehaven, Klampenborg, Denmark
Kristin Korb - Bass & Vocals
Magnus Hjorth - Piano
Snorre Kirk - Drums
1. Too Marvelous for Words (Richard Whiting | Johnny Mercer) arr. Kristin Korb
2. Baby, Don't You Quit Now (Jimmy Rowles | Johnny Mercer) arr. Magnus Hjorth
3. Something Tells Me (I'm Falling in Love) (Barry Manilow | Johnny Mercer) arr. Otmaro Ruiz
4. Midnight Sun (Lionel Hampton & Sonny Burke | Johnny Mercer) arr. Magnus Hjorth
5. Jeepers Creepers (Harry Warren | Johnny Mercer) arr. Magnus Hjorth
6. Twilight (Magnus Hjorth, Kristin Korb | Kristin Korb)
7. I'm Old Fashioned (Jerome Kern | Johnny Mercer) arr. Kristin Korb
8. Beyond the Moon (Kristin Korb)
9. Here You Are (Kristin Korb | Johnny Mercer)
10. Moon River (Henry Mancini | Johnny Mercer) arr. Kristin Korb, Todd Johnson
11. Right Under My Eyes (Magnus Hjorth, Kristin Korb | Johnny Mercer - lyrics adapted by Kristin Korb)
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