Mary Louise Knutson | In the Bubble

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Bill Evans Diana Krall Oscar Peterson

More Artists From
United States - Minnesota

Other Genres You Will Love
Jazz: Piano Jazz Jazz: Mainstream Jazz Moods: Featuring Piano
There are no items in your wishlist.

In the Bubble

by Mary Louise Knutson

Swingin' like Oscar, sensitive like Evans, harmonic like Herbie, and funky like Horace. Hear how this pianist weaves it all together on this stellar mainstream-to-modern collection.
Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. It Could Happen to You
Share this song!
X
5:26 $0.99
2. Bluesette
Share this song!
X
7:55 $0.99
3. Bernie's Tune
Share this song!
X
4:47 $0.99
4. You Are My Sunshine/Luminous
Share this song!
X
7:18 $0.99
5. Sea of Qi
Share this song!
X
6:55 $0.99
6. Can You Hear Me Now?
Share this song!
X
5:00 $0.99
7. That's All
Share this song!
X
7:27 $0.99
8. You Don't Know What Love Is
Share this song!
X
6:44 $0.99
9. Talk to Me
Share this song!
X
7:55 $0.99
10. In the Bubble
Share this song!
X
5:47 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Minneapolis-based jazz pianist and composer, Mary Louise Knutson has been called "one of the most exciting and innovative artists to happen to jazz piano in quite some time.” Her warm, inviting tone, broad range of emotional expression, and distinctive compositions have brought her much recognition on the national music scene.

Knutson’s new 2011 trio release, In the Bubble, showcases her tasteful playing and arranging as well as her gift for composition. Six standards plus five originals - which range from a McCoy-ish “Can You Hear Me Now?” to an ECM style “Sea of Qi” to a gospel style “Luminous” (a bridge written for “You Are My Sunshine”) - complete this highly accessible mainstream-to-modern collection. Twin Cities rhythm icons, bassist Gordon Johnson and drummer Phil Hey, are Knutson’s bandmates for the mainstream styles, which comprise half the album. Two other dynamic drummers, Greg Schutte and Craig Hara, are individually featured with Knutson and Johnson for the remaining tunes, which cover a variety of contemporary jazz styles.

The pianist’s debut release, Call Me When You Get There, charted in JazzWeek’s Top 50 for eight consecutive weeks and earned her the award for Top New Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year from KWJL, Palmdale, CA, in 2001. In 2005, she was a finalist in the Kennedy Center’s Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Pianist Competition. In 2006, she was a Minnesota Music Awards nominee for both Jazz Artist of the Year and Pianist of the Year.

Knutson performs regularly with her group the Mary Louise Knutson Trio at clubs, festivals, and concert halls here and abroad; also with area vocalists Connie Evingson and Debbie Duncan; and with a variety of instrumental groups including the JazzMN Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Chuck Lazarus Quartet. Knutson has also performed with such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby McFerrin, Dianne Reeves, Kevin Mahogany, Nicholas Payton, Bobby Shew, Ernie Watts, Mike Stern, Peter Erskine, and many others.


Reviews


to write a review

Pianist Torrey Hall

The Amazing Mary Louise Knutson
“Jazz will endure just as long as people hear it through their feet instead of their brains.” ~John Philip Sousa.

If that’s true, then based upon Knutson’s latest album it’s obvious that jazz is here to stay, for it’s impossible not to tap the foot when listening to this keyboard artist! Mary Louise Knutson continues to WOW her audiences and fans alike with her God given gift of music! Play on, ML!