Ingrid James and the San Gabriel 7 - Blue Confluence

Ingrid James and the San Gabriel 7 - Blue Confluence
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Featuring Eric Marienthal

Blue Confluence is the second collaboration of the Australian jazz singer Ingrid James and US based San Gabriel 7, led by Jim Lewis. On their 2012 release, Lost My Heart and now on Blue Confluence, arranger Dave Cushman weaves a common thread throughout both recordings with tailored charts for the singer, band and guest artist Eric Marienthal (aka Chick Corea’s Electric Band, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, etc.), who imprints the recording with his signature alto saxophone solos on Into the Groove, Blue Confluence and Radames y Pele.

Ingrid has co-written some of the songs with various musicians including French pianist Alexis Tcholakian on title track Blue Confluence, Italian saxophonist Jacopo Jacopetti on I Dream Of You, Queensland pianist Louise Denson on Not This Time, US trombonist Jim Lewis on Second Chance and US guitarist Bruce Lofgren on Into The Groove, etc.

"Ingrid James has a beautiful tone to her voice, a wide range, makes wide interval jumps sound effortless, and has the dual abilities of being able to uplift lyrics and to scat up a storm..." Scott Yanow (USA), Author of 11 books including The Jazz Singers, Jazz on Film and Jazz on Record 1917-76

"The creative interplay throughout this album between Ingrid James' captivating voice and the unique sounds of the San Gabriel 7 is really fresh and exciting. This project showcases the versatility in Ingrid 's sultry, smooth sound as well as her wonderful intonation and musicality. At times she's out front with her unique vocal style and melodic interpretation. Then, just as easily, she's able to blend right into the horn section as if she were one of the instruments..." Eric Marienthal (USA), Saxophonist/Composer

“On this recording she {Ingrid} whisks through with the ease and precision of a fleet-footed ballet dancer. Ingrid is a fluid balladeer who appeals to the emotions as she captivates our ears while masterfully painting word pictures...” Mark Channon, Jazz Host – WWUH, West Hartford, CT, USA










Released: 2014
Duration: 54:08min