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Willow

by Jenny Wilson Trio

This CD features some of our favorite songs with vocals and original arrangements. Most of the songs are from the 1930's and 40's, yet they remain some of the most beautiful in the repertoire. They have been recorded by scores of artists in many different versions. We hope you enjoy listening to ours!
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Darn That Dream
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2. Detour Ahead
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3. Only Trust Your Heart
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4. Here's That Rainy Day
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5. Willow Weep for Me
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6. So in Love
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7. Yesterdays
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8. That's All
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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The Jenny Wilson Trio is a family affair. Based in Morgantown, WV the threesome are mom-pianist/vocalist/flutist Jenny Wilson, step-dad/bassist Nathan Wilson, and son/drummer Evan Lintz.

Jenny Wilson, a graduate of WVU’s Master of Music Jazz Pedagogy program has toured in Switzerland, Austria and Germany with jazz greats Art Lande and Chris Neville. While completing her undergraduate music degree in New England she played regularly with bassist John Lockwood and guitarist Tony Gaboury. She has composed music for three of her four CD recordings and recently had one of her compositions played during the candlelight vigil held at WVU for the Upper Big Branch mining disaster. She continues to compose, perform, and record with her current trio in Morgantown and is active with the West Virginia Jazz Society as a performer and clinician.

Nathan recently appeared on national television with Pittsburgh’s Squonk Opera. Evan, currently a sophomore at WVU, also plays drums with local Jam-Band Fletcher's Grove and performs with Squonk Opera.

More information can be found about the Jenny Wilson Trio, Willow, and other CDs at www.JennyandNathan.com.


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Nora Riedel

Willow
The new CD release by the Jenny Wilson Trio includes an exquisite selection of timeless jazz standards with a fresh contemporary interpretation of an ongoing human quest: LOVE . Be encouraged to hear them at one of their many live performances!

Kimberly Cameon

Willow and love theme
Tunes as discovered on Willow took me on a lush tour of emotions. The blend of classic and original jazz selections merge effortlessly. Jenny's vocals and piano bring fresh interpretation to each title while Nathan and Evan's instrumentals elevate the experience to delightful level. Personal favorites are Yesterdays and That's All. Thanks, Jenny Wilson Trio, for calling Morgantown your home.

New CD Release by the Jenny Wilson Trio

Beautiful Gift of Jazz
Review: New CD release “Willow” by the Jenny Wilson Trio
There are two things that may set the stage to listen to this new CD release by the Jenny Wilson Trio. Either you are sad and sit under a willow tree to cry your heart out or, you come home in the evening, dim the lights, light a candle, grab a glass of wine, and enjoy a romantic evening. If you tend towards the first option, please remember: “After rain there is sunshine” - No matter what is your situation, the Jenny Wilson Trio will accompany you with their poetic presentation of beautiful compositions and lyrics of classical jazz.

In their new CD release “Willow”, the Jenny Wilson Trio presents a fascinating tale about humanity’s experience with the emotion of love. Their arrangements and unique compositions of intercalated instrumental solo parts give deep new meaning to known themes and tunes. It is an exquisite selection of timeless jazz standards with a fresh contemporary interpretation of an ongoing human quest: Love. The carefully selected pieces and their order of presentation on this new CD release “Willow” form a well-rounded narrative of introduction, body and, conclusion on the topic of the human emotion of love and it’s perils on our brain-function and rational thinking process.

The musical arrangement of the chosen classical jazz standards showcases the pure, minimalist and intimate style of the Jenny Wilson Trio, which gives every note its complex meaning. Each instrument carries a distinct message in itself while the four components of voice, piano, bass and percussion synthesize a multifaceted message. This message sets up the lyrics into an amazing emotional landscape of diverse moods and feelings flooding the brain.

The sensuous, low-key but expressive vocals by Jenny Wilson, the “singing” bass rendering an all-out performance with gorgeous solos by Nathan Wilson, the versatile drummer Nathan Lintz giving spin to an already “loaded” environment: these components are all molded to form a masterful arrangement of the original tune by the clean “carry-all” piano (played by Jenny Wilson) which surprises with “enlightening flashes of thought” when improvising on the theme.

The Jenny Wilson Trio has been voted the “Best of Morgantown Jazz” by their hometown, and this new CD release is a beautiful showcase of their musical talents, aside from their professional and academic credentials as musicians.

The artistic CD jacket of their CD “Willow” displays beautiful, original abstract paintings by Morgantown artist Sharon Goodman. So, you just need to wrap it with a bow to make it a very personal gift for a good friend.

Are you ready to sit down and enjoy this beautiful gift of jazz music?

Pamela Ball

Willow --A Lush Journey
A lush journey -- the emotions of love ---played with passion and soul. Performed by musicians-- with a high level of musicianship. I love the choice of the classics and originals.

Mark Poole

The Jenny Wilson Trio - Willow
Hailing from Morgantown WV, a town best known for it's college football team and having the #1 party school in the US, a band like the Jenny Wilson Trio may seem like a bit of an anomaly yet they've become quite a staple in an around our little college town. Wilson, a gifted pianist and composer teams up with her husband/bassist Nathan Wilson and drummer Evan Lintz to form The Jenny Wilson Trio. Hot on the heels of a stellar CD "What She Sang In Winter " (released in 2012) the trio is back with a cool collection of jazz standards form the 30's and 40s. On their third release , Wilson reveals to listeners that in addition to being a seasoned jazz pianist she's a naturally gifted vocalist as well. Her voice flows smooth and effortlessly through such favorites as "Darn That Dream", "That's All", "Detour Ahead" and the melancholy, yet ultra cool "Willow Weep For Me". The band is in top form here as well with Nathan Wilson laying down a solid bass performance throughout, occasionally taking off into some fine improv but mostly laying back and letting the listener become enveloped in the songs and making room for the piano melodies as they rise and fall freely around Wilson's vocal. On "Yesterdays", the trio 's mellow groove expands outward and gives rise to a piano solo that floats nicely above a back and forth walking bass . There is a smoky beatnik vibe in their interpretation of "Willow Weep For Me" that is largely due to the interplay between Lintz's dynamic rolling toms and Wilson's upper register bass runs making for one of the most interesting takes on this Ann Ronall penned classic I've ever heard. I expect to hear much more about this well honed WV trio in the future. Do yourself a favor and check them out! - Mark Poole

Ken Weiss

A trip back in time
Listening to this CD took me back in time to the late 60s. I walked into The Village Gate at the corner of Thomas and Bleeker Streets in the Village. The headliner wasn't coming on for an hour or more and I wanted to get a table up front. The crowd was loud, everyone was talking and having a good time. The room was dimly lit and there was a cloud of cigarette smoke hanging close to the low ceiling. We got to our table just as The Jenny Wilson Trio started to play.

They played standards. I knew everything they played by heart, had heard 'em hundreds of times. This trio made each number come alive. The crowd appreciated hearing the kind of jazz the trio was playing, and they stopped talking so loudly. After each song, the audience clicked their fingers rather than clap with their hands. When the trio ended their set with the Brandt and Haymes tune, "That's All," the room was packed and the audience wanted more. But it was time for the headliner. Like everyone else in the room, I wanted the Jenny Wilson Trio to keep playing.

If you want to take a trip back in time, their CD "Willow" would be a good way for you to get there. I'm looking forward to hearing more from this group which has Jenny Wilson at the piano, her husband Nathan Wilson on bass and Jenny's son, Evan Lintz, on drums. The Trio is truly a family affair. Join the family and listen to "Willow" or better yet, go see them when they are in your neighborhood. And click your fingers if you like what you hear.

-Ken Weiss 2013

Dale Hitchcock

Willow - Interpretations of the Standards
If you enjoy the work of Diana Krall or even Emmy Rossum's recent venture into the American songbook, you are certain to enjoy the Jenny Wilson Trio's interpretation of some of the lesser known standards. Play this CD in the background at a gathering of friends and they soon will be asking who is playing this wonderful music!