For this project, Deborah and pianist Coen Molenaar wrote completely new arrangements for eleven standards by the Beatles. They recorded these pieces with drummer Enrique Firpi, bassist/producer/engineer Mark Zandveld, and guest musicians Ed Verhoeff (guitar), Joris Roelofs (clarinet) and Daniel Patriasz (percussion).
Here is an excerpt from the liner notes by Frits Lagerwerff (VPRO Radio & TV):
By her interpretation of Lennon-McCartney compositions, Deborah demonstrates eminently the distinction between jazz and pop. Her feeling for phrasing, improvisation and variation brings excitement in these songs which she considers part of the soundtrack of her life. With a fascinating penchant for free-spiritedness she creates-- in personal versions--a sparkling cocktail of contrasts."
The enthusiasm for her concert performances in Europe already has proven that this repertoire is extremely well received by a wide audience of not just jazz fans, but music lovers in general.
For more information about Deborah J. Carter and her activities, please visit her website.