If you’ve only heard the swinging side of Trish Hatley (Trish, Hans & Phil), this CD represents the vocalist at her romantic best. Simply put, these are love songs. Listen, and you’ll understand why Trish Hatley is a singer who deserves our new found attention. She possesses not only a great voice, but the ability to take lyrics you’ve heard dozens of times and make a song sound new again. No doubt about it, that’s a rare and wonderful talent. And Trish Hatley’s has it!
Phil Stout, MUSIC CHOICE
It has been said that marriages are made in heaven. I want to announce a wedding made in the state of Washington. When you put vocalist Trish Hatley of Anacortes together with pianist Darin Clendenin of Seattle, you have a marriage of musical talents that is heavenly. When Trish sings, it is as if she were singing to you and you alone. Her style, phrasings and interpretations bring out every possible intimacy and nuance contained in each song. All of this is then complemented by her impeccable intonation. Every note is a pearl.
It is obvious that Trish and Darin have been collaborating for a long time, as his arrangements and accompanying are a perfect match to her every musical utterance. His harmonic choices are a joy to those of us who like rich chordal structures, and he never disappoints with his ever varying accompanying textures. With his rhythmic, melodic and harmonic language, he gives his piano all of the dynamic ranges and sounds of a full orchestra.
So this is album is, indeed, a musical marriage made in heaven!
School Of Music
University of Alabama
There definitely must be something in the water up here in the Pacific Northwest that aids in breeding outstanding female jazz singers because we do have quite a number of them. Close to the top of the list has got to be Trish Hatley by any standards you choose (no pun intended). Aside from the technical aspects of possessing a wonderful vocal instrument, great control of her entire range, and singing with consistently laser guided intonation, Trish's ability to get inside the emotional core of everything she sings without resorting to bathetic obvious musical tricks is definitely a God given gift. This is really evident to me on the great Johnny Mandel song "Where Do You Start" and Michel Legrand's "You Must Believe In Spring". "I Get Along Without You Very Well" is set in a poignant duet with pianist Darin Clendenin.
Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life" is an all time standard that many singers attempt, but few succeed in not crashing and burning while trying. However, Trish knocks this one out of the park! Every song included here is a pearl, but Ivan Lins' "Love Dance" is one of my personal favorites of the past 20 years and Trish's reading of it is flawless.
Being an arranger /producer myself, I must give a tip of the hat to the excellent production values on display all through the CD. Darin Clendenin contributes several sensitive and uncluttered string backgrounds in addition to his excellent pianistic work, and John Caper Jr. and Larry Holloway both keep a finely tuned hand ( or ear ) to the details.
Finally, David Lange contributes his crystalline recording and mixing expertise to the project (as he always does !).
For lovers of vocal jazz, this CD has gotta be on the "must buy" list!
composer /arranger /producer
NW Prevailing Winds
SW Santa Ana Winds
Trish Hatley's CD Liner Notes
Even before I was born, music was in my heart my soul & literally my blood. Such a bold statement should probably be explained: My Mother, Elly, played music for a living and raised the family doing so. She played bass through her 8th month of pregnancy with me. I've always said I came out swingin'. Music was literally pulsing through my heart, and I will always feel it! From the beginning, thru the family bands, good and bad club gigs to large concert halls, I have been blessed to be able to express my music, my voice being my instrument.
People that have heard me know I love hard swingin' music. "On The Quiet Side" is quite the opposite. The result of two very close friends, John Caper Jr. and Darin Clendenin. This project was John's musical concept. He was the catalyst that said "Lets do this!" and "We CAN do this!". Believe me, this group can swing hard, but Darin's musical depth had to be highlighted. His rich voicings could lead only to this collection: "On The Quiet Side". Thank you Darin and John!
Recording is always a challenge. I've recorded two previous CD's and appeared on other artists recordings. This project was a labor of love, much time and every possible emotion. I started referring to my studio time as David Lange 101, for the incredible journey and learning experiences. Everyone listed had a role, a part to play, advice and input; not only in the CD but the outcome of my journey, experience and a recording I'm very proud of. A recording that's not an ending point, but a beginning point. This is the start of many more experiences, journeys and the next chapter of my life.
I owe thanks to all of my wonderful music friends that come out and support my live music, they are my driving force! Last but most important, thanks Mom for giving me
Trish Hatley Bio
Trish Hatley captivates and enchants her listeners with her voice, energy and songs. The timeless music is supported by an astonishingly superb group of musicians who consistently amaze and energize their audiences! Whenever Trish performs, her unique sense of phrasing and drama absolutely fascinate all assembled. Known for bringing the northwest 1st class music programs, Trish has been an active part of the NW Music scene by “Makin it happen! She has a large loyal following the keep the scenes warm and friendly. Hatley’s musical director and arranger Darin Clendenin, is one of the finest creative keyboard artists in the country. His musical abilities, combined with Trish Hatley and her talented musicians, provide the highest level of professionalism and a unique musical experience. Trish brings an exhilarating sense of showmanship to the stage, always leaving her fans wanting more.