Jazz on the Rock
Long ago as a little girl lying in the orange grove on my family's ranch,I would dream of dancing on far away stages...My four big brothers would tease me as I sang into my imaginary microphone. Little did I know that one day I would be singing jazz to audiences all around the world and performing with such incredibly talented musicians. I salute my loyal musicians who were willing to take risks and have fun at the same time. A standout was Tedd Firth known as the 'wonderkid ' on the New York jazz and cabaret scene. As an accompanist, he seemed to know where I was going before I did! I considered it appropriate to finish up with the band playing our usual rousing finale 'Blues Walk' In this album, I am unafraid to be myself and this feeling I think is reflected in my songs. Many years ago my 'sisters and brothers' at the United Jazz Associates Agency' in Brooklyn took this Aussie chick under their wings and pointed her in the right direction with love. They set me up with Brooklyns finest jazz musicians including Ed Stout (piano) Harold Ousley (sax) Abdus Sabor (percussion and congas) Rudy Lawless (drums) Bob Cunningham (bass) and linked me with international stars such as Stanley Banks, a world so remote and exciting to a singer far from home. Check out on in 'Blues Walk' the incredible technical brilliance of Rick Germanson (piano) Gerald Hayes (alto sax -) Eric Lemon (bass) Kenyatta Beasley (trumpet) Bennet Harris ups the energy on blues harp in 'Route 66' and 'Alright ok you win!' Hear Caroline and Steve Kaiser ( bass and vocals) having fun harmonising in 'Our Love is Here to Stay' Clifford Brown Jr.(KCSM Jazz Radio) says 'Caroline swings and has a great rapport with her audience' NOW LET THIS AUSSIE DIVA TAKE CENTER STAGE!!