Jordan Trotter "Jordan Trotter"
MP3 | Average VBR 215 Kbps 44100 Stereo | 44:11 | 69.93Mb
2008 | Genre: Country | Pop | Songwriter
What if some mad musical genius decided to blend the amazing talents of multi-platinum superstars Carrie Underwood, Norah Jones, and Kelly Clarkson? The result would probably sound something like...Jordan Trotter. A familiar sounding blend of pristine voices that is also refreshingly unique.
After listening to Jordan's exquisite debut CD from Moonwatcher Music you would probably never guess that this was her first time cutting vocals in a recording studio or her first time fronting a band. Based on the quality of her songwriting you would also probably never guess that this was Jordan's first time writing her own material ("Ain't It Enough" & "Bonnie James"). What will be obvious to the listener is her love for great American music and the pre-eminent singer/songwriters of the '70s and '80s, such as Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, and Emmylou Harris.
Veteran Producer Joe Taylor (the successful recording artist/producer for legendary label RCA/Victor) assembled a stellar collection of songwriters and musicians to support Jordan during the production of her eponymous debut. The choice of material and musical textures range from a mellow, funky reading of the Jimi Hendrix classic, "The Wind Cries Mary" to the emotionally-charged, powerful pop/country ballad, "It Matters To Me," co-written by veteran songsmith, Jeff Franzel, who has previously had his hit songs recorded by Clay Aiken, Shawn Colvin, Hayley Westenra, and Taylor Dayne.
Other standout songs include the bluesy, sultry pop of "I Want You," the latin-tinged "Magia De La Luna," the finely orchestrated, lush arrangement on the pop/country track "Gave Her Wings," and an up-tempo, energetic cover of the Joni Mitchell classic, "Car On A Hill." This "must listen" debut release from one of 2008's most intriguing new artists will appeal to a large crossover audience of pop, country, and blues genres. Recommended for fans of Carrie Underwood, Norah Jones, Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill, Leann Rimes, and Martina McBride.
01 - I Want You
02 - Give Her Wings
03 - It Matters To Me
04 - Bonnie James
05 - Car On A Hill
06 - Ain't It Enough
07 - The Wind Cries Mary
08 - Magia De La Luna
09 - Chain Of Fools
10 - Angles By My Side
11 - Hickory Wind