The debut recording is here!
Now available @ BANDCAMP.COM
Introducing the 1st
vocal artist ALICIA HALL MORAN
Opera, Jazz, Folk, and Soul...
It's HEAVY BLUE.
NEW YORK TIMES on 'Heavy Blue'... "Ms. Hall Moran has a bell-like tone and impeccable control, but she understands what a bit of ragged intensity can do." (read more)
WALL STREET JOURNAL on 'Heavy Blue'...
"a gloriously trained voice, tinged with blues feeling" (read more)
ALL•ABOUT•JAZZ on 'Heavy Blue'... "anyone who knows Alicia will have already become aware of her chameleonic wonders....She is not merely putting her own spin on the American Songbook, but forging her own out of labor and love." (read more)
ALICIA HALL MORAN
BELIEVE ME, Ellington's astronomical I LIKE THE SUNRISE, traditional melodies THE LITTLE HORSES and DEEP RIVER.
She's the great-grandniece of classic spiritual arranger Hall Johnson and named for his mother, Alice. As mother Alice sang the songs she carried from bondage, Hall Johnson wrote them down. That's Alicia Hall Moran's primary inspiration.
Moran is writing again: words and music
and moving: OPEN DOOR
All produced by Jason Moran
COME BACK INTO MY LIFE,
FLOW MY TEARS - FOR SMOKEY ROBINSON,
This is HEAVY BLUE
Believe Me • music & lyrics by Alicia Hall Moran
I Like The Sunrise • Duke Ellington
Open Door • music & lyrics by Alicia Hall Moran
Flow My Tears (for Smokey Robinson) • music & lyrics John Dowland and additional lyrics from Smokey Robinson, Cruisin'
Deep River • traditional, after Hall Johnson (arr. Brandon Ross/Maria Winther)
Come Back Into My Life • music & lyrics by Alicia Hall Moran
The Little Horses • traditional (arr. Mary Halvorson)
SHH • Alicia Hall Moran/Brandon Ross
Heavy Blue Muse • Jason Moran
Come Back Into My Life Instrumental • Alicia Hall Moran
Alicia Hall Moran • VOCALS (all tracks); PIANO (Believe Me, Open Door)
Brandon Ross • guitar (Believe Me, I Like The Sunrise, Deep River, Heavy Blue Muse, Shh)
Mary Halvorson • guitar (The Little Horses)
Thomas Flippin • guitar (Flow My Tears - For Smokey Robinson)
Tony Scherr • bass (I Like The Sunrise, Heavy Blue Muse, Come Back Into My Life, Shh)
Marika Hughes • cello (Open Door)
Jason Moran • fender rhodes (I Like The Sunrise, Heavy Blue Muse); piano (Come Back Into My Life)
Produced by Jason Moran • Jamo Music Inc.
Recorded at Brooklyn Recording
Engineered by Scotty Hard
"The Little Horses" recorded at Systems Two • Engineered by Sascha von Oertzen
Mixed by Scotty Hard
Mastered at TurtleTone Studio
Cover design - Annie Moran
Cover art - Alicia Hall Moran
Photo retouch - Jon Birdseye
HEAVY BLUE released October 19, 2015