HEAVEN AND EARTH: A DUKE ELLINGTON SONGBOOK Releases Today

HEAVEN AND EARTH: A DUKE ELLINGTON SONGBOOK, pianist, composer and arranger Henry Dehlinger's third recording project with international opera star Danielle Talamantes, releases today. The highly-anticipated album on the MSR Jazz label features a luscious collection of brand new arrangements of Duke Ellington standards written especially for her and marks Dehlinger's debut as a jazz arranger. Talamantes and Dehlinger once again teamed up with producer Richard Price and engineer Wayne Hileman of Candlewood Digital, whose work has garnered a GRAMMY Award and two GRAMMY nominations.

Heaven and Earth is available now on MSR Music and Amazon and will be available soon as a CD, digital download or for streaming on Apple MusicArkivMusic, Google Play, Spotify, and other music stores and streaming sites.

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Credits

Recorded 13 July and 23 November 2015 at Vienna Presbyterian Church, Vienna, Virginia. A Candlewood Digital high resolution Natural Presence Technology™ recording: Produced by Richard Price; Engineered by Wayne Hileman; Edited and mastered by Richard Price. Executive Producer: Carole Taylor. Piano technician: James R. Davis. Product management: Robert LaPorta. Package design: Tim Schwartz @ Onion Productions.com. Artist photographs: Bill Bramble. ℗&© 2016 Danielle Talamantes and Henry Dehlinger.

Track List

[1]


COME SUNDAY
Duke Ellington / Duke Ellington [arr. H. Dehlinger]

5:31


[2]


IMAGINE MY FRUSTRATION
Duke Ellington / Billy Strayhorn and Gerald Wilson [arr. H. Dehlinger]

2:23


[3]


IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD
Duke Ellington / Manny Kurtz and Irving Mills [arr. L. Ham]

3:51


[4]


DO NOTHIN' TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME
Duke Ellington / Bob Russell [arr. L. Ham]

2:23


[5]


PRELUDE TO A KISS
Duke Ellington / Irving Gordon and Irving Mills [arr. L. Ham]

4:15


[6]


DON'T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE
Duke Ellington / Bob Russell [arr. H. Dehlinger]

4:20


[7]


SOPHISTICATED LADY
Duke Ellington / Irving Mills and Mitchell Parish [arr. H. Dehlinger]

3:56

[8]


I'M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT
Duke Ellington, Harry James and Johnny Hodges / Don George [arr. C. Levine]

3:22


[9]


SOLITUDE
Duke Ellington / Eddie Delange and Irving Mills [arr. C. Levine]

5:33


[10]


MEDITATION (piano solo)
Duke Ellington [arr. H. Dehlinger]

4:54


[11]


HEAVEN
Duke Ellington / Duke Ellington [arr. M. Mills]

4:03


[12]


ALMIGHTY GOD HAS THOSE ANGELS
Duke Ellington / Duke Ellington [arr. H. Dehlinger]

4:54


About Henry Dehlinger

Hailed by London’s Gramophone Magazine for his “exquisite piano-playing” and “vibrantly colorful palette,” Henry Dehlinger is a celebrated pianist, recording artist, composer and arranger. He has appeared on some of the world's leading concert stages from San Francisco's War Memorial and Performing Arts Center to the White House in Washington, D.C. He has appeared as featured soloist with The United States Army Chorus, special guest performer on Washington’s Embassy Row, and in concert for notable public officials, including the President of the United States and the Prince of Wales. ConcertoNet.com calls him "an experienced and versatile soloist." MusicWeb International praises his "delicious piano playing," and Audiophile Audition, his "adroit and sparkling" performances. Born in San Francisco, he quickly earned a reputation as a prodigious talent. By the age of eleven, he was performing with major orchestras under conductors such as Riccardo Chailly and Edo de Waart and operatic legends Luciano Pavarotti, Montserrat Caballé and Georgio Tozzi. Dehlinger is a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, organizer of the GRAMMY Awards. His critically acclaimed recordings on the MSR label are available on Amazon, iTunesArkivMusic, MSR Music, Spotify, and other music stores and streaming sites.

www.HenryDehlinger.com

About Danielle Talamantes

Soprano Danielle Talamantes is an international recitalist who made her Carnegie Hall debut in a solo recital in 2007. Since then, she has appeared as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore and Nashville Symphony Orchestras, National Philharmonic Chorale and Orchestra, United States Army Chorus, Choralis, Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Trujillo Symphony Orchestra and Seoul Philharmonic. Talamantes joined the Metropolitan Opera roster in the spring of 2011. In 2015, she made her Metropolitan Opera stage debut as Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen. She made her Lincoln Center debut at Alice Tully Hall as the soprano soloist in the world premiere of Bob Chilcott’s Requiem and returned to the National Philharmonic in Beethoven’s Choral Symphony and Mozart’s Requiem and Exsultate, jubilate. Other highlights include the soprano lead in the world premiere production of Janice Hamer’s Lost Childhood with the National Philharmonic, Handel’s Messiah with the Phoenix Symphony, and Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Cedar Rapids Opera. She also sings the role of Violetta in La traviata at Cedar Rapids Opera and Finger Lakes Opera, Adina in L’elisir d’amore at Gulf Shore Opera and Mimí in La bohéme at St. Petersburg Opera. Talamantes reprises her role as Frasquita and sings the role of Anna in Nabucco at the Metropolitan Opera in the 2016-17 season.

www.DanielleTalamantes.com

About MSR Music

MSR Classics and MSR Jazz are divisions of MSR Music LLC. It was founded in 1997 as Musicians Showcase Recordings by Robert LaPorta, a 26-year veteran of the music industry. Mr. LaPorta served as Director of Classics at Angel Records and the EMI-Virgin Classics label group. He was also Marketing and Production Manager with London-Decca Records, Deutsche Grammophon and Philips Classics of the PolyGram label group. Mr. LaPorta is a voting member of The Recording Academy, organizer of the GRAMMY Awards, and former member of the GRAMMY Classical Committee.

www.msrcd.com

About Candlewood Digital

Candlewood Digital LLC is one of the finest and most sought-after classical recording firms in the United States. It was founded in 2006 by Richard Price and Wayne Hileman, following thirty combined years of working together at one of New York's premier classical recording studios. Mr. Price has over 900 commercial CDs to his credit and was honored with two GRAMMY nominations and one GRAMMY award. Mr. Hileman, also a GRAMMY nominee, has 22 years of experience in the classical recording business producing, engineering, editing and remastering new and historic recordings for numerous labels and artists.

www.CandlewoodDigital.com

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