Pianist Rachel Z returns with another outstanding trio date, Moon at the Window (Tone Center 4024, October 15 release), a collection of inspired jazz interpretations of Joni Mitchell tunes.
As with her acclaimed take on Wayne Shorters music (On The Milky Way Express, TC 4011) this set pays tribute to one of Rachels muses.
Joni is an artist whose song poems have been a life guide which helped me grow up and accept the duality of life, says Rachel. Shes a great artist and storyteller. For Moon at the Window Rachels trio features Montreal-based bassist Patricia Des Lauriers and up-and-coming New York-based drummer Bobbie Rae.
Rachel joins Peter Gabriels band for a 20+ city North American tour starting in November. Peter Gabriel is also one of my major influences and the only person for whom I would take a break from my solo career, says Z.
* UPDATED* Peter Gabriel - Growing Up > Live Final North American Tour Itinerary
November 12 - Chicago, IL - United Center 14 - Chicago, IL - United Center 15 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center 17 - E. Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena 18 - Philadelphia, PA - First Union Center 19 - Cleveland, OH - Gund Arena 21-22 - New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden 24 - Washington, DC - MCI Center 25 - Boston, MA - Fleet Center 26 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun 28-29 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
December 2 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre 3 - Detroit, MI - The Palace At Auburn Hills 5 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center 8 - San Diego, CA - Sports Arena 10 - Anaheim, CA - Arrowhead Pond 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center 12 - Phoenix, AZ - America West Arena 14 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Arena 15 - San Jose, CA - Compaq Center 17 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena 18 - Vancouver, BC - General Motors Place