Louise Van Aarsen | Destiny

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by Louise Van Aarsen

Louise has arrived on the jazz scene with an impressive debut of 14 original songs: poignant stories with universal appeal in an ecclectic mix of jazz, latin, classical, pop and fusion. Her fresh voice and melodies linger long after the music stops.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Lately
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3:55 $1.00
2. Save Your Love
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5:14 $1.00
3. Destiny
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3:49 $1.00
4. Dream of Love
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3:44 $1.00
5. Someone
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4:22 $1.00
6. Open End
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7. Miss You Till I See You
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3:56 $1.00
8. Without You
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4:21 $1.00
9. Remember
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4:35 $1.00
10. Forever
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3:39 $1.00
11. Still the Same
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12. All That We Can Be
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13. Estelle
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14. Sunrise
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Album Notes
Celebrating the release of her debut album “Destiny” in May 2012, this Dutch Singer-Songwriter (by day a Boston cancer researcher) will impress you with her moving lyrical stories and fresh melodies. Her 14 original songs are stirring and poignant life stories with universal appeal. Backed by a top-notch band you're in for a unique and memorable musical experience. Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist REBECCA PARRIS is co-producer of “Destiny” and special feature on selected tracks.

JAZZ is a land of interpreters and only occasionally of singer-songwriters. Yet Louise Van Aarsen, a Dutch-born, Boston-based jazz vocalist, has arrived on the scene with a whole album of fresh original songs and a unique voice. Louise's singing is cool yet worldly-wise; her musicianship is so solid that she doesn't have to turn any vocal cartwheels to prove her jazz credibility. The words are her focus, and she delivers them a distinctive sound and complete directness. Under the guidance of her musical director and producer Rebecca Parris - a jazz singer of profound depth and much influence - Louise has given us an impressive debut CD. The backgrounds incorporate all sorts of styles, including swing, Latin, fusion, and lush balladry. The instrumental details support and never distract from Louise's storytelling, which always rings true.
---JAMES GAVIN, music biographer and author of "Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker" and "Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne"

Album Credits - Released 08 May 2012
“DESTINY” by Louise Van Aarsen
Produced by Rebecca Parris & Louise Van Aarsen

MUSIC & LYRICS: Louise Van Aarsen (co-written with Ton Scheer or Doug Hammer selected tracks).

VOCALS: Louise Van Aarsen, Rebecca Parris (on "Lately", "Destiny", and "Forever"), Ted Davis (on "Forever")

ARRANGEMENTS Louise Van Aarsen, Doug Hammer, Rebecca Parris, Ton Scheer, Russ Hoffmann, and Claudio Ragazzi (strings)

Piano & keyboard: Russ Hoffmann
Piano: Doug Hammer, Paul McWilliams
Acoustic Bass: Peter Kontrimas
Electric Bass: Oscar Stagnaro
Guitars: Claudio Ragazzi
Drums: Jim Lattini
Percussion: Mike Ringquist
Saxophone: Arnie Krakowsky
Harmonica: Mike Turk
Violins:Rika Ikeda, Maria Kowalski, Echae Kang
Viola: Drew Ricciardi
Cello: Eugene Friesen

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Peter Kontrimas, PBS Studios, Westwood, MA
Album cover by Susan Wilson Photography
Album design by Jan Van Aarsen at JvA Design


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Quality and Substance
I am really impressed! This new artist has arrived on the scene with an incredible CD full of quality and substance. Not only do the lyrics speak to so many of us regarding our journey through life, the music itself is catchy and easy to listen to over and over again. Louise's delivery is fresh and full of feeling. I just love this CD.


A Treat As Well As a Treatment
experiencing the talent of Louise Van Aarsen has been such a lovely gift to myself! her music is so special, poignant and thought-provoking. i'm also finding that it is helping me heal from a recent loss as well as it both calms and uplifts the spirit. she is quite a storyteller and a pure talent that i am cherishing.