No Regrets

by Melissa Stylianou

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1.
2.
Remind Me
3.
I Got It Bad (Feat. Billy Drewes)
4.
Humming To Myself
5.
I Wish I Knew
6.
7.
Down by the Salley Gardens (Feat. Matt Wilson)
8.
A Nightingale Can Sing The Blues (Feat. Billy Drewes)
9.
I'll Never Be The Same (Feat. Anat Cohen)
10.
Polkadots and Moonbeams
11.
I Mean You (Feat. Bruce Barth)

about

The fifth album from singer Melissa Stylianou – No Regrets – is all about the joy of spontaneity and making the most of the moment. The Canadian-born, New York-based vocalist recorded a set of jazz standards and other favorites in a live-to-two-track, noon-to-night studio session – old-school – backed by an ultra-simpatico trio of New York all-stars: pianist Bruce Barth, double-bassist Linda Oh and drummer Matt Wilson, with stylish guest spots by clarinetist Anat Cohen and alto saxophonist Billy Drewes.

Past albums have seen her put a personal spin on songs from Björk and Joanna Newsom to Johnny Cash to Tom Waits, not to mention her own lovely original compositions. Jazz standards have been a part of the mix, too, but No Regrets – intimately produced by Oded Lev-Ari – sees Stylianou delve into vintage material like never before. She sings songs by likes of the Gershwins, Jerome Kern and Duke Ellington, along with a Billie Holiday tune, a vocal twist on Thelonious Monk, the indigo-hued chestnut “A Nightingale Can Sing the Blues” and, as a left-field inclusion, as a left-field inclusion, a folk setting of Yeats, “Down by the Salley Gardens.” This beautiful album once again underscores why DownBeat has called her a “sophisticated storyteller” and an “original.”

credits

releases 28 October 2014

Melissa Stylianou - Voice
Bruce Barth - Piano
Linda Oh - Bass
Matt Wilson - Drums
Anat Cohen - Clarinet (6,9)
Billy Drewes - Alto Saxophone (3,8)

Recorded Live to Two-Track by James Farber at Sear Sound, NYC, March 11, 2014
Mastered by Mark Wilder, Battery Studios, NYC
Design by Steve Skladany
Photos by Shervin Lainez

Produced by Oded Lev-Ari

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