|Aubrey Logan at the 606 Club|
Photo credit: Ram Shergill
Busy times are coming up for the live-wire Postmodern Jukebox singer and trombonist Aubrey Logan who has five London dates coming up, and will release a single in December and her Debut album in early 2017. Sebastian writes:
Seattle-born, LA-based Aubrey Logan was the winner of the Jazz Voice Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2009, and since then has performed or recorded with Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach, Josh Groban, Linda Ronstadt, Smokey Robinson and Pharrell Williams.Recent videos such as Bills have had over 200,000 views
Logan is set to release her debut album Impossible at the beginning of 2017. "We titled the album Impossible because so many people were saying it couldn't be done, that we couldn't pull together an album with such a diversity of styles and genres." There are songs from MC Hammer... and Georges Bizet (Carmen).
SINGLE: "PISTOL IN DECEMBER
The first stage of the release of the album is the release of the single "Pistol" in December. The PR blurb is:
"Striking a vibe not unlike the superspy soundtracks of the ‘60s (think “Bond, James Bond”), “Pistol” targets Logan’s “sassy-chick” side, according to the artist herself, who co-wrote the song with Pam Sheyne. “Pistol” was recorded in Pasadena, CA, at the studio of producer Dale Becker who brought together an ensemble of musicians to complement Logan’s vocal and instrumental styling. “To create a 007 vintage sound, and even incorporate some of that ‘60s psychedelia, Dale and I layered the vocal and instrumental tracks,” says Logan. “That way, I was able to do my own back-ups and add trombone harmonies.” The drums were layered for a surround effect, and characteristic keyboard sounds of the period were used."
FIVE LONDON LIVE DATES
- 6th December 606 Club
- 8th December Motown and Soul Christmas Concert, St Giles in the Fields. "The concert, a fundraiser for The Haven+London, features music stars including the talented multi-instrumentalist Mo Pleasure, (Earth, Wind and Fire), Richard Hadfield (formerly of Collabro) and renowned London choir collective, the Gospel Undertones." Tickets
- 18th February Pizza Express Music Room 32, Earl Street, Maidstone Kent on Saturday
- 20th and 21st February Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street
- 26th February - Ronnie Scotts, 47 Frith Street, (pp)
LINK: Interview with Aubrey Logan by Alison Bentley