Hello there Cdbaby browser, you've found me and my latest album. I'm Deirdre Cartwright and this is what the press say about me and my group ...
'Intensely hip, groovy, accessible and atmospheric. Get out and see them'
'Cartwright is a melodic, funky and hard swinging guitarist'
John Fordham The Guardian
'She's a terrific player.... her strength lies in her ability to absorb the huge variety of modern approaches to the instrument, without copying any of them.' The Observer
'If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. ... I get most joy in life out of music.' Albert Einstein
Obviously that last quote isn't about me but from the man whom this album is dedicated to. Well if I were not a musician, I'd probably be a philatelist, or a clock repairer or own a light bulbs and fuses shop, - if I couldn't be a professional daydreamer.
I love this album, it encompasses some very early influences (though not quite enough Marc Bolan). It features the same group of great musicians as 'Precious Things' with the addition of the very talented Sarah P, on vocals and lyrics on four tracks. It was released in England at the end of 2004 and the critics here liked it too ..
" A thoughtfully programmed, unequivocally enjoyable album." Chris Parker Jazz at Ronnie Scotts
"Soft, lyrical and heartfelt combination of contemporary jazz and urban music." John Fordham The Guardian
" Warm and melodic throughout, yet imaginative and full of surprises. Featuring outstanding solos from Deirdre and pianist Janette Mason."
Pete Martin JazzUK
" It marks the maturing of Cartwright as a writer and collaborator of sensitivity and authority. All the more effective for being expressed with passion yet understated assurance."
Andy Robson Jazzwise
"She is a most remarkable musician. Having an apparently effortless command of the instrument, the ability to dip in and out of just about any style, and manages to knit the disparate bits together into a coherent whole." Dave Gelly The Observer
Have a listen, hope you feel inspired to buy it.
To scientists, artists and dreamers everywhere this album is for you.
Deirdre Cartwright March 1st 2005