Catherine Russell Celebrates Vinyl Release of Alone Together on July 26th via Dot Time Records
World renowned vocalist Catherine Russell has seen a meteoric rise since the release of her seventh album as a leader, Alone Together, on March 1st via Dot Time Records. After sitting atop the JazzWeek Radio Chart for five weeks in a row, entering the Billboard Jazz Chart at #6, having been heard on CBS Sunday Morning, and generating rave reviews from Downbeat Magazine, Mercury News, WBGO, Jazz Journal, and other top-tier media outlets, Alone Together has cemented Russell's place as the preeminent song interpreter of her day. On the heels of this great success, Dot Time Records is thrilled to announce the release of Alone Together on vinyl. This special edition will be released worldwide on July 26th.
In coordination with this exciting release, Russell will be touring throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada and Europe. On July 25th through the 28th, Russell will headline at the world-renowned Dizzy's at Jazz at Lincoln Center, followed by a two-night run in Paris, France at Duc Des Lombards (July 31-August 1). In August, Russell will perform at jazz festivals throughout Italy and Spain, and will spend three nights (August 15th-17th) in Colorado at the Vail Jazz Festival, JAS Cafe as Aspen Art Museum, and at Denver's Dazzle, respectively. In addition, Russell will perform at the Payomet Performing Arts Center in North Truro, MA on August 19th. Russell will wrap up her summer tour dates with an appearance at the SF Miner Auditorium in San Francisco, CA on September 13th, and at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, CA the following evening. A full list of scheduled tour dates can be found below.
Amidst Russell's bustling year smashing charts and actively touring, the artist also took part in bringing turn-of-the-century New Orleans to life, appearing in, and contributing musically to the feature film Bolden, which was released on May 3rd. Directed by Daniel Pritzker and scored by Wynton Marsalis, Bolden is an impressionistic biopic of the New Orleans jazz legend Buddy Bolden. Russell appears as Lalique Lill, a madame who sings the folk standard "Make Me A Pallet On The Floor". The soundtrack was released on Blue Engine Records on April 19th and has been topping the Billboard Jazz Chart ever since.
While 2019 has been a breakout year for the timeless vocalist, Russell has remained a venerable fixture on the musical landscape for the better part of three decades. Born in New York City, Russell's family is considered musical royalty. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was a legendary pianist/composer/bandleader and Louis Armstrong's long-time musical director while her mother, Carline Ray, was a pioneering vocalist/guitarist/bassist who performed with International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Mary Lou Williams and Ruth Brown, among others. A world-class performer of versatility and virtuosity, Russell has performed and recorded with the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Michael Feinstein, Rosanne Cash, Paul Simon, Wynton Marsalis, Jackson Browne, Dr. John and countless others. She was a member of David Bowie's A Reality Tour, his last touring band and she is currently on the road with Steely Dan, with whom she has performed since the mid-1990's. In 2012, Russell won a GRAMMY Award for her participation in the 2012 soundtrack to the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.
She has appeared on over 200 albums, and with the release of Alone Together, has seven available as a leader. Her 2006 debut Cat (Harmonia Mundi's World Village) capitulated Russell on to the scene and garnered rave reviews. "She is a fresh and original voice, " wrote Sinatra biographer, Will Friedwald, who picked Cat among his top 10 cds of the year. Russell's star rose with each subsequent release: Sentimental Streak (2006), Inside This Heart of Mine(2010), Strictly Romancin' (2012), and Bring It Back (2014). Her sixth album Harlem On My Mind (Jazz Village) received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2016.
On Alone Together, Russell reinvigorates rare gems and stalwart standards from the Great American Songbook, lending her voice to the compositions of Nat King Cole, Irving Berlin, Eddie de Lange, Jimmy Van Heusen, Al Dubin, Louis Jordan and Harry Warren. The vinyl edition features 10 tunes including Louis Jordan's "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby" and "Early In The Morning", the swing-era classic "You Can't Pull The Wool Over My Eyes", the tongue in cheek "He May Be Your Dog, But He's Wearing My Collar, " and the classic "I Only Have Eyes For You", among others.
Alone Together features the core musicians of Russell's touring band, including guitar virtuoso and musical director Matt Munisteri, pianist Mark Shane, bassist Tal Ronen, and drummer Mark McLean. Also featured on select tracks is trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso, trombonist John Allred, tenor saxophonist Evan Arntzen, violinist Dana Ltn, violaist Eddy Malave, and cellist Marika Hughes.
Dot Time Records is thrilled to reintroduce Alone Together through this stunning vinyl package. Whether on-screen, on-stage, or through her spell-binding voice, Catherine Russell continues to thrill audiences across the globe. Please visit Russell's website catherinerussell.net for the most updated information on Catherine's touring schedule.
July 13 Campeche International Jazz Fest Campeche, Mexico
July 25-28 Dizzy's at Jazz at Lincoln Center New York, NY
July 31-Aug 1 Duc Des Lombards Paris, France
August 3 Nora Jazz Festival Pula, Sardinia, Italy
August 5 Xabia Jazz Festival Xabia, Spain
August 6 Sa Pobla Jazz Festival Mallorca, Spain
August 15 Vail Jazz Festival Vail, CO
August 16 JAS Cafe at Aspen Art Museum Aspen, CO
August 17 Dazzle Denver, CO
August 19 Payomet PAC North Truro, MA S
August 31 Grand Hotel Jazz Weekend Mackinac Island, Michigan
September 13 SFJAZZ Miner Auditorium San Francisco, CA
September 14 Green Music Center Rohnert Park, CA
October 30 Koerner Hall Toronto, Canada
November 22 Manchester Craftsman Guild Pittsburgh, PA
November 23 Wilson Center for the Arts Brookfield, WI
December 5 South on Main Little Rock, AR
December 6 Walton Arts Center Fayetteville, AR
December 8 We Always Swing Concert Series at Murry's Columbia, MO
December 13-14 McCarter Theater Berlind Princeton, NJ
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