With a Twist

Format: CD
Release Date: 5/19/2017
Album Personnel: Scott Colley (Acoustic Upright Bass), Matt Wilson (Drums), Gil Goldstein (Keyboards)
Label: Okeh Records
Availability: In Stock
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On May 19, OKeh/Sony Masterworks will release With a Twist, a new album by trumpeter and vocalist Bria Skonberg. Accompanied by Sullivan Fortner on piano, Gil Goldstein on keyboards and accordion (who arranged six of the tracks), Scott Colley on bass and Matt Wilson on drums, Skonberg takes inspiration from the music of Esquivel! and Pérez Prado, ’50s and ’60s cocktail culture and the vocalists who have influenced her including Nina Simone, Peggy Lee and Björk.  The 13-track set includes ’20s and ’30s numbers (“High Hat, Trumpet, and Rhythm,” “Cocktails for Two,” “Back in Your Own Back Yard,” “My Baby Just Cares for Me”); midcentury pieces (“Alright, Okay, You Win,” “It’s Oh So Quiet” (as covered by Björk), “Whatever Lola Wants,” “Sway”); Leonard Cohen’s modern classic “Dance Me to the End of Love” and an instrumental version of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud.” Three original compositions by Skonberg (“Same Kind of Crazy,” “How I Know,” “Time to Go”) round out the album.  About her take on “Alright, Okay, You Win,” a mashup version that includes elements of Quincy Jones’ “Soul Bossa Nova,” Skonberg says: “It is one of the first songs I ever sang with a big band, inspired by Peggy Lee. I love how it’s both flirty and assertive and this mashup version gives it an instigative edge.”

1. My Baby Just Cares for Me
Length: 03:06
2. Sway
Length: 03:15
3. Alright, Okay, You Win
Length: 03:19
4. Cocktails for Two (Quintet Version)
Length: 03:21
5. Whatever Lola Wants
Length: 03:00
6. Dance Me to the End of Love
Length: 05:36
7. It's Oh So Quiet
Length: 04:58
8. How I Know
Length: 04:10
9. High Hat, Trumpet, and Rhythm
Length: 03:19
10. Back in Your Own Backyard
Length: 04:36
11. Same Kind of Crazy
Length: 03:52
12. Thinking Out Loud
Length: 04:46
13. Time to Go
Length: 02:55
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 50:13
UPC: 889854060220