Carole Turcotte | Here's to Life

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Here's to Life

by Carole Turcotte

Refreshingly creative Jazz, Brazilian and Groove interpretations from a multi-talented Vocalist, Song Writer and Flute Player, performing original compositions alongside a handful of hip, long adored, musical favorites.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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1. Constant World
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2. Short and Sweet
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3. Here's to Life
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4. The Cool Side
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5. The Windmills of Your Mind
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6. A Timeless Place
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7. Dancing Out Loud
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8. I'm Just Saying
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9. Comfortable Silence
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10. Everything I Need
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11. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
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12. Bala Com Bala
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13. Dream On
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Track 1
Constant World (Carole Turcotte) 4:36
Vocals - Carole Turcotte
Piano - Steve Keen
Drums - Jay Lawrence
Congas - Ricardo Romero
Bass - Matt Larsen
Guitar - Geoffrey Miller

Track 2
Short And Sweet (Carole Turcotte) 3:54
Vocals/Flute - Carole Turcotte
Piano - Steve Keen
Bass - Matt Larsen
Drums - Jay Lawrence

Track 3
Here's To Life (Artie Butler/Phyllis Molinary) 6:48
Arrangement -Carole Turcotte
Vocals/Flute - Carole Turcotte
Piano - Steve Keen
Bass - Matt Larsen
Drums/Percussion - Jay Lawrence
Drums/Percussion - Ricardo Romero

Track 4
The Cool Side (Carole Turcotte) 6:16
Vocals/Flute - Carole Turcotte
B3 Organ - Steve Lindeman
Drums - Steve Lyman
Guitar - Kenji Aihara
Bass - Matt Larsen
Congas - Ricardo Romero

Track 5
The Windmills Of Your Mind (Michel LeGrand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman) 5:24
Arrangement - Carole Turcotte, Steve Keen
Vocals - Carole Turcotte
Piano - Steve Keen
Drums - Jay Lawrence
Bass - Matt Larsen

Track 6
A Timeless Place (Jimmy Rowles, Norma Winstone) 5:57
Arrangement - Steve Keen
Vocals - Carole turcotte
Piano - Steve Keen
Percussion - Jay Lawrence
Bass - Matt Larsen

Track 7
Dancing Out Loud (Carole Turcotte) 4:51
Vocals/flute - Carole Turcotte
Piano - Steve Keen
Bass - Matt Larsen
Drums - Jay Lawrence
Congas - Ricardo Romero

Track 8
I'm Just Saying (Carole Turcotte) 5:05
Vocals/Flute - Carole Turcotte
Guitar - Geoffrey Miller
Drums - Steve Lyman
Bass - Matt Larsen

Track 9
Comfortable Silence (Carole Turcotte) 6:15
Vocals/Flute - Carole Turcotte
Fender Rhodes - Steve Lindeman
Drums - Steve Lyman
Bass - Matt Larsen

Track 10
Everything I Need (Carole Turcotte) 8:00
Vocals - Carole Turcotte
Piano - Steve Keen
Drums/Percussion/Vibes - Jay Lawrence
Guitar - Kenji Aihara
Bass - Matt Larsen

Track 11
I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know (Al Kooper) 6:38
Arrangement - Steve Lindeman
Vocals - Carole Turcotte
B3 Organ - Steve Lindeman
Drums - Steve Lyman
Guitar - Kenji Aihara
Bass - Matt Larsen

Track 12
Bala Com Bala (Bosco, Blanc) 4:10
Arrangement - Carole Turcotte, Steve Keen
Vocals/Flute - Carole Turcotte
Piano - Steve Keen
Guitar - Kenji Aihara
Drums - Jay Lawrence
Bass - Matt Larsen

Track 13
Dream On (Carole Turcotte) 4:50
Vocals/Flute - Carole Turcotte
Piano - Steve Keen

Carole Turcotte currently resides in Salt Lake City and is a multi-talented, local artist, band leader, composer, flute player, vocalist and freelancer, in the community scene. Carole has always been interested and active as a writer of words and music for a variety of endeavors but this particular project, Here's To Life, backed by Salt Lake's ever so talented group of jazz musicians is her very first solo project.
This CD album is about music that is fresh, new and innovative, expressed in a manner in keeping with the finest traditions of vocal jazz and flute playing in American Music. Her love of Latin music from Brazil and Puerto Rico coupled with her fondness for the music of Europe's great artists adds to her performances, a cosmopolitan aura, appealing and above all entertaining.
Carole makes absolutely no apologies for the very evident influences that radiate from this music. Robert Farnon and Michel LeGrand are significant composers in her world of creative music but as a singer and a flute player, inspiration transpired over the years from a great range of artists including Bobbi Humphrey, Lew Tabackin, Hubert Laws, Flora Purim, Nancy King, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae and two of Carole's Canadian compatriots, Kathryn Moses and Moe Koffman of the Swinging Shepherd Blues fame!
Carole grew up in the mining town of Sudbury, about 250 miles north of Toronto in Canada, was part of a musical family, active in Jazz and Classical music. Although she studied the flute (doubled on sax and piccolo) in High School and University, she is self taught as a vocalist and a composer with an upbringing and education not entirely centered on music education. A scholarship awarded athlete, for a number of years, she played basketball for the University of Toronto, The College of Southern Idaho and Jackson State Univeristy in Mississippi where she graduated with a degree in Science/Journalism. While at Jackson State, on an orchestra scholarship as well, side projects with fellow colleagues eventually led to the recommendation that she continue to pursue her vocal talents.
As a teenager and a developing musician, Carole forever attended Jazz Camps, Jazz Festivals and musical happenings of every imaginable description. She remembers with fondness being impressed by the level of performances and great experiences possible at camps like the great Interlochen Music Camp in Traverse City Michigan. She and her family were regulars at such notable and amazing events as the Newport Jazz Festivals in New York City and the many National Conferences of the International Association for Jazz Education in New York City, Chicago, Kansas City, Columbus and Los Angeles where she met and learned from a variety of distinguished artists and educators. As a high school musician, Carole performed in a Canadian All Star Band that toured the US and Europe playing concerts at music festivals and other international venues. Experiences as these, to name only a few, have contributed to the very eclectic world music and jazz stylings that permeate Carole's playing, singing and her composing. She is truly an international artist creating bridges between cultures and differing musical styles that are edifying and stimulating to the musical ear and the musical soul. Here's To Life is an entirely appropriate title for this first ever solo project by Carole Turcotte and it is one which will resonate with all that she has done and will do in the future. Relax and enjoy!




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