Each & Every Day
Montenia - Each And Every Day with the Wade Mikkola Trio Plus One Direct from Finland. First time available in North America and many other locations worldwide!! Montenia has appeared many times in Scandinavia, but most often in Helsinki, Finland with the Wade Mikkola Trio Plus One (Lasse Hirvi, piano; Wade Mikkola, bass; Tomi Parkkonen, drums; and Joonatan Rautio, tenor saxophone). 'Each And Every Day' was recorded on December 12, 1999 at the Happy Jazz Club Storyville on a night with Montenia and her backing musicians in splendid form. Familiar standards and other musical gems are on hand, all performed to summon up a variety of emotions the very same ones we all face and experience 'Each And Every Day.' Hard to categorize but easy to snap your fingers to, or just relax to and lyrically savor like a musical sauna, Montenia frequently reminds listeners of many famous singers, but she actually has always been completely and uniquely herself, fu creating grooves, conveying moods, and thrilling listeners. Among it's many wonderful songs, "Each And Every Day" features: · A FOGGY DAY - spotlighted by WTCC 90.7 FM radio personality Jeri Gardiner in Springfield, Massachusetts • SOMEBODY LOVES ME and MISTY- crowd pleasers when performed by Montenia in Athens, Greece and elsewhere • HONEYSUCKLE ROSE - sung and played with shifting rhythms and joyful feeling by Montenia and accompanists • EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE - a favorite of album producer Sirpa Norri and dedicated to the memory Montenia's brother We wish you love and offer this CD to you with pride and joy. Reviews from music publications in Finland: "Once you see this lady singing live, you lose your heart. The same warmth, love and joy of living can be found on this CD. USA and Finland - co-operation works across borders." Jazz-rytmit "Montenia follows the tradition of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. And she carries the flag of jazz-singers majestically. Montenia sings Everything Must Change with every ounce of her being - and she sings like an angel." Iltalehti "In the music-business the big names are getting the upper hand. I´m happy that some small producers are brave enough to fullfill their own dreams. This CD is an excellent example, produced with love instead of big money. What you hear on it is a relaxed atmosphere, excellent singing, and the fun in making it." The Baltic Guide "Hardly any other jazz album has been given as much media space in Finland as Each And Every Day by Montenia. And it´s a worthy story - and a worthy album too. Each And Every Day is exceptionally genuine, sensuous and warm evergreen jazz. I recommend it to everyone." Kaleva.