on piano, at the historic Pearl Stable in San Antonio. They present a selection of songs from Catherine's recent CDs. Catherine talks about her beginnings as the daughter of a pioneering woman of jazz, to what she looks for in choosing songs and how she feels the spirit of her father in her music.
Long before launching her own solo career in jazz, Catherine Russell was a first-call" backup singerworking with artists in just about every genre of music from pop to rock, from blues to country. Ms. Russell has performed or recorded with an impressive array of trend-setting artists, including Rosanne Cash, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Feinstein
Since the release of her first CD in 2006, rave reviews have poured in from the Wall Street Journal, Village Voice, and Down Beat. A recent CD, Inside This Heart of Mine, topped the jazz radio charts.
On our show this week Catherine interprets one of the last songs composed by Alec Wilder, South to a Warmer Place" in a stunning duet with Dick Hyman. Another outstanding piece is Troubled Waters," from Ivie Anderson