“Join us for a homecoming of sorts and an evening of warm jazz and Holly Cole. With a recording career spanning over 20 years and nine critically acclaimed albums, this Juno award winner and international touring artist – along with her band of soul mates and companions – returns to the Winter Garden stage. The release of NIGHT marks her first full-length studio recording in over five years. In true Holly Cole fashion, NIGHT crosses different corners of the musical spectrum from Jacques Brel to Gordon Lightfoot to Captain Beefheart to a wonderful new Holly Cole original.”
Holly Cole will be joined by her wonderful bandmates Aaron Davis, Davide DiRenzo, John Johnson, and the return of George Koller on bass, along with guitarist extraordinaire Kevin Breit!
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(TORONTO – 9 October 2012) – Internationally acclaimed recording and touring artist Holly Cole returns with NIGHT, her first studio album in over five years. NIGHT will be released November 19 via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company
Supported by musicians Cole recognizes as soul mates and companions, NIGHT presents a reunion of the original Holly Cole Trio, featuring pianist Aaron Davis and bassist David Piltch along with co-producer Greg Cohen. The line-up is completed by Davide DiRenzo (drums), Johnny Johnson (horns), Greg Leisz (lap steel), Kevin Breit (guitars), Cyro Baptista (percussion) and others.
In trademark Holly Cole fashion, NIGHT crosses different corners of the musical spectrum from the first focus track, a Bond theme by John Barry (“You Only Live Twice“), to a Mort Shuman classic (“Viva Las Vegas“) to Tom Waits (“Walk Away“, “Whistling Past The Graveyard“), Jaques Brel (“If You Go Away”) and Gordon Lightfoot (“If You Could Read My Mind“). A song by late Sixties/early Seventies Canadian folk-pop duo The Poppy Family has gently found its way into the repertoire (“I Thought Of You Again“). All of this is complimented by an American songwriter/folk classic from the Danny O’Keefe songbook (“Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues“), a riveting version of a Captain Beefheart tune (“Love Lies“), a timeless pop ballad (“I Only Have Eyes For You“) and – a wonderful new Holly Cole original – “You’ve Got A Secret“.
“When we made this recording the band and I pushed well past normal studio hours,” said Holly Cole. “We worked deep into the night and journeyed to unexpected and surprisingly rewarding places. We can’t wait to share it.”
Holly Cole’s recording career spans twenty-three years with nine highly acclaimed full-length studio recordings including the platinum selling hits Girl Talk (1990) and Don’t Smoke In Bed – which also garnered the 1994 Juno Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album – plus the 2004 Juno Award for her album Shade for Vocal Jazz Recording Of The Year.
HOLLY COLE CANADIAN DISCOGRAPHY:
1989 – Christmas Blues
1990 – Girl Talk
1991 – Blame It On My Youth
1993 – Don’t Smoke In Bed
1995 – Temptation
1996 – It Happened One Night
1997 – Dark Dear Heart
1998 – Treasure
2000 – Romantically Helpless
2001 – Baby It’s Cold Outside
2003 – Shade
2004 – Collection Volume 1
2007 – Holly Cole
2012 – Steal the Night: Live at Glenn Gould Studio (CD/DVD)
Velvet Rope Magazine, serving the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge & Guelph area, has published a glowing track-by-track review of Holly Cole’s live CD/DVD “Steal The Night”. Anyone who has seen her perform live (or watched the DVD!) knows that Miss Cole absolutely shines on stage.
Be sure to catch Holly Cole on July 21st at 9pm when she headlines the UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival, celebrating 20 years this summer. Enjoy a whole weekend of FREE jazz entertainment!
“Jazz music is all about the parts being able to talk and listen to each other, finding a way to come together and allow for a beautiful, sultry voice to give it life with words.
The parts include the reformation of the Holly Cole Trio with Aaron Davis on piano/percussion and David Piltch on bass/percussion. Additionally, there is John Johnson (horns/percussion), Robert Piltch (guitar) and Davide DiRenzo (drums/percussion). This makes for one amazingly talented and greater ‘whole’…” Read more
Kim Mitchell broadcasts his afternoon drive show on Q107 live from Edward Street Market & Bistro on May 31st, and will be playing a short but intimate acoustic set. If you would like to attend this special event make sure to visit the Team Wolfpack page for more information.