E. J. Decker

E. J. Decker: A Job of Work (Tales of the Great Recession)

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Artist: E. J. Decker

Artist: E. J. Decker
Title: A Job of Work (Tales of the Great Recession)
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

A JOB OF WORK (Tales of the Great Recession): Jazz takes on the economic collapse. A JOB OF WORK focuses on the downturn's impact on people, and examines those who have been decimated by it as well as those who have found the strength to survive through newly forged bonds with those they love. Featuring Decker's strong, lush baritone voice and soaring instrumental work across the album, 'it is a body of work that most families who have struggled in one way or another to survive in today's economy will relate to.' -Bobby Jackson, from the A JOB OF WORK liner notes. REVIEWS 'A wild set of quiet fire...' -Chris Spector, Midwest Record, Lake Zurich, IL 'it fascinates because it melds the common with the exotic, in a perfect cross of the urban mundane alongside an aesthetic that refuses to die ... 'Born to Lose' is perhaps the most perfect example. Think of it as the version that came from Texas and a jazzed-up hipster Willie Nelson, instead of Georgia and Ray Charles.' -Mark S. Tucker, FAME (Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange), Peterborough, NH 'The more I listen to it, the more [like it]. ... The entire recording is all about what's going on with the recession ... it certainly has a story to tell in this day and age.' -Janine Santana, Party 934.com & KUVO-FM, Boulder, CO 'Has 'after hours' written all over it, but it gives you this strange feeling that 'after hours' starts around 6 AM. Certainly a set to keep in mind when you want to encounter something completely different.' -Chris Spector, Midwest Record, Lake Zurich, IL 'It is a work of art! Great job.' -Linda Yohn, WEMU, Ypsilanti, MI 'A well thought out and beautifully arranged CD.' -Elliott Ames, WVOX, White Plains, NY 'I'm proud of him. That's good stuff!' -James Janisse, KEBN, Los Angeles, CA A JOB OF WORK (Tales of the Great Recession) Personnel: E. J. Decker - Vocals, Percussion Claire Daly - Baritone Sax Elizabeth Frascoia - Trombone Les Kurtz - Piano Saadi Zain - Bass Tom Melito - Drums Credits: Arranged and Produced by E. J. Decker Recorded by Michael Brorby - Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn, NY Mixed and Mastered by Paul Wickliffe - Skyline Productions, Warren, NJ Photography by Janis Wilkins - Artgraphica.com Liner Notes by Bobby Jackson - 'The Roots of Smooth,' The Jazz Mind.com and The Pittsburgh Jazz Channel ?2013 Candela Records / E. J. Decker.

Tracks:
1.1 A Job of Work
1.2 Street of Dreams
1.3 Come Rain or Come Shine
1.4 Cottage for Sale
1.5 I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues
1.6 Lush Life
1.7 Much As I Love You
1.8 Born to Lose
1.9 Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out)
1.10 Everything I Have Is Yours
1.11 I'm Just a Lucky So and So
1.12 Where Is Love

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