The EP Sessions : EP means 'extended play' and usually falls between the length of a single, and the length of a full album.
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We recorded this EP in Brooklyn, New York one snowy December afternoon in 2009. My long distance love affair with Manhattan had begun years earlier, and I was so happy to be there again, and this time recording with my friends Dan and Tal, and of course with wonderful Art Hirahara at the piano.
With a rhythm section like this the session itself flew by, but the memory, and this EP, will remain forever and always be very special to me. These early experiences in my career had a lasting effect on my development and for that I'm incredibly grateful. I love this EP and the time we spent putting it together.
I would like to extend my thanks to Ben Taylor for his generosity and friendship, MB, Michael, Dan, Tal, Art and a special thank you to Hoang Minh Thuy.
Always dedicated to the memory of Shaka Taylor and Bill Peden, a talented man.
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"Beautiful enchanting and some fine reworking of Jazz Standards a big future ahead!” Christian Bragg, Head of Music, Jazz FM (UK)
released January 1, 2011
Hetty Kate (vocals), Art Hirahara (piano),
Tal Ronen (double bass), Dan Aran (drums).
Recorded in December 2009, in Brooklyn, NY, USA
Engineer, Mix & Master : Michael Perez Cisneros
Cover photograph by : Cao Minh Duc in Hanoi, Vietnam
Other releases include : Comes Love (2016), Dim All The Lights (2014), Gordon Webster meets Hetty Kate (2014) and many more.
supported by 5 fans who also own “Kissing Bug (2010)”
What a great selection of songs - hidden gems. "Nobody" from Strike Up the Band, but here taken in a new, fresh way. "You Irritate Me So" by Cole Porter, maybe known best by Audrey Morris if known at all, here again brought to life with the ever great vocals of Hetty Kate. Then there is "Umbrella Man" which I'd never heard of until Hetty told me of it after the album was recorded, what a great song. You will hear songs new to you or, songs you know, where you find a new way to appreciate them. Mark Schettenhelm