Hear to an job interview about the vocalist/trombonist’s new album with Ian Faquini, ‘Auburn Whisper,’ and a lot a lot more.
Episode 120 of The JamBase Podcast, a spouse of the Osiris Media Network, capabilities the return of Natalie Cressman. JamBase’s Scott Bernstein again interviewed the trombonist/vocalist about the new Natalie Cressman and Ian Faquini album, Auburn Whisper, that comes by GroundUP Music on April 15.
Cressman, a longtime member of the Trey Anastasio Band, beforehand shared “Tour Stories” with Scotty in 2018. Natalie spoke remotely with Bernstein this time around from her house in Berkeley, California.
Auburn Whisper centers all around the California Redwoods, which hosts the yearly Brazil Camp 7 days-long retreat the place Natalie Cressman very first achieved and eventually reconnected with her musical and intimate companion, guitarist Ian Faquini. Cressman commenced the dialogue by describing how she linked up with Ian a long time soon after their initial come upon.
The 13-track exertion was recorded in 2020 although the pair have been compelled off the street because of to the pandemic. Cressman and Faquini tracked the album throughout weekly classes held at the home studio of Natalie’s father, Jeff Cressman. The trombonist/vocalist uncovered how a lot the pair relished playing with textures and honed their compositional expertise by obtaining loads of time to get the job done on Auburn Whisper as they produced lemonade out of COVID-19 lemons.
Natalie and Ian co-created Auburn Whisper and are the only two musicians showcased on the follow-up to 2019’s Setting Rays Of Summer. Cressman talked over how the tracks on the new album ended up educated by feelings of longing for Brazil and disappointment in having their touring programs canceled in the wake of the pandemic whilst also celebrating all the positives they could find in that difficult time period.
Cressman went on to focus on the songwriting and recording procedure that yielded Auburn Whisper as well as the use of a number of trombone sections on each and every observe. She also spoke about how her father acted as a sounding board all over the making of the LP.
Inevitably converse turned to Natalie’s recent performances with bassist Oteil Burbridge for Oteil & Close friends concerts at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York very last month. Cressman described how wonderful it was to share the phase with “TAB sibs” Jennifer Hartswick and James Casey. Natalie shared James is in very good shape next his therapy for colon cancer and how thrilled she is for forthcoming Trey Anastasio Band demonstrates. She also advised the story of the night time her father joined TAB in Boston previous slide and discovered classes acquired from late TAB founding bassist Tony Markellis.
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