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Prolific Songwriter, Vocalist Ada Bird Wolfe Releases ODD BIRD on July 15th

People found different ways to fill their time during the Covid-19 lockdown. Some people took up baking and some studied a new language. Vocalist ADA BIRD WOLFE decided to use her time to write music. She treated writing like a job she had to go to every day, and by the end of 2020, she had written 45 songs. Twelve of those songs appear on her newest release, ODD BIRD. Wolfe has worked for many years in Los Angeles with pianist, arranger, and composer JAMIESON TROTTER, one of the busiest, first-call musicians in town and a favorite accompanist among vocalists. ODD BIRD is the third CD they have worked on together and follows Birdie (2018) and He and Me (2020), a duo recording of which Midwest Record said, A real tour de force where the two talents give each other room to really shine and bring it all home in a velvet jewel box. Top shelf. Although Wolfe wrote many songs of a political nature during that turbulent year, she decided to save those for another project. Instead, Wolfe includes her love songs and songs about nature, written in a variety of styles. Wolfe has a smoky, warm, alto voice. Although she tells stories that can be emotionally intense, she is never bombastic. Rather, she invites you in with a conversational, intimate approach. A piano master with an extensive musical vocabulary and an endless font of ideas, Trotter is the perfect complement for Wolfe. With their deep relationship and stellar musicianship from everyone involved, ODD BIRD is an album of great subtlety with musical and emotional depth.



Personnel

ADA BIRD WOLFE vocals

JAMIESON TROTTER piano

DAN LUTZ bass

PETER BUCK drums

SCOTT MAYO saxophones, bass clarinet, flute



Lyrics by Ada Bird Wolfe

Composed by Ada Bird Wolfe & Jamieson Trotter

Produced by Ada Bird Wolfe & Lisa Steele

Arranged by Jamieson Trotter



Tracks

1. Odd Bird Bop 3:45

2. In The Shade 4:18

3. Something Fast, Something Light 3:23

4. Ericolloquy 4:07

5. Ashes, Ashes 6:10

6. Lover's Leap 4:23

7. The Wave 5:15

8. Samba Batucada 5:14

9. Did I Ever 5:13

10. Ordinary Man 4:28

11. Ocean, Mountain, River, Sky 4:39

12. An Egg 3:47

 
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