There is an intelligence and sophistication to Jude Johnstone’s music that makes her stand out. Nowhere are these attributes more evident than on Johnstone’s fourth CD “Mr Sun”, to be released on BoJak Records September 16. “Mr Sun” continues with the jazzy/blues musical rhythms found in her last project “Blue Light”, while maintaining her trademarks of emotional depth, passionate vocals and haunting melodies. Johnstone’s level of artistry continues to grow with “Mr. Sun”.
In the creative atmosphere of Mad Dog Studios in Burbank, CA, while recording “Blue Light”, Johnstone’s inspiration intensified creating a flood of new songs, which became “Mr Sun”. The chemistry of working with these compelling musicians motivated Johnstone to record the new songs immediately. Musicians David Piltch (upright bass), Danny Frankel (drums, percussions), Freddy Koella (guitar), and Marc Macisso (sax) who worked on “Blue Light”, remained for the recording of “Mr Sun”. In addition, premier musicians Dean Parks, Mark Goldenberg (both on guitar), Jon Ossman (upright bass), Daniel Savant (muted trumpet, flugelhorn) and background vocals by Stephen Bishop and Maxine Lewis topped off a select group of performers that contributed to these recordings. Johnstone was the producer, played keyboards, chimes and wrote all the songs.
Thanks to Peter Holmstedt - Hemifran