"With 'Today' Louise Alexandra has fully arrived. She betters her impressive 2012 debut "Destiny" (under Louise Van Aarsen) with a smart collection of carefully crafted standards and memorable originals that bring her art into sharp focus, and leave the listener inspired and moved"
(C Michael Bailey)
"..great composer...I am so impressed with every song, each so different from the next. In theme, arrangement, story telling, all of it. Really nice work.."
(Susan 'Greenberg' Silvestrone)
Album release -2020 - Date TBA
"TODAY", Louise Alexandra (fka Van Aarsen) presents a brand new collection of original tunes, inspired by life and love, stories that are accordingly diverse in arrangement, rhythm and feel. The few jazz standards included on this album have an original twist.
Rebecca Parris once again directed the recording sessions (at Peter Kontrimas' PBS Studios in Westwood, MA) but sadly did not live to see this project come to fruition. Yet, her strong presence in the production can be heard...along with the amazing band: Paul McWilliams (piano), Fernando Huergo (bass), Martin Vazquez (drums) and Mike Turk (harmonica).
One of Louise's three talented daughters, Mae van Aarsen, will also sing. Backing vocals by Sue Sheriff & Debbie Lane. Vocalist Miriam Waks is featured in two songs, and Bill Vint plays sax. Doug Hammer plays piano on selected tracks and is mastering the production.
Louise will premiere TODAY in the fall of 2020, stay tuned!
One of the tracks revealed in this video clip by Louise and her daughter Mae Van Aarsen:
It's all about L-O-V-E!
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