Producing a jazz album. An insider’s perspective on Sarah Thorpe’s Never Leave Me, Songs of Love and Longing

@inproceedings{Szlamowicz2016ProducingAJ,
  title={Producing a jazz album. An insider’s perspective on Sarah Thorpe’s Never Leave Me, Songs of Love and Longing},
  author={Jean Szlamowicz},
  year={2016}
}
Sarah Thorpe’s Never Leave Me, Songs of Love and Longing is a great album. I know because I helped produce it. You might wonder how one goes about producing a jazz singer’s first album. Paradoxically enough, despite the complexity and the uncertainties of the process, it’s actually very simple. Far from the hype of mass-produced music which requires an industrial approach to music-making—defining a marketing target, a genre, a formulaic sound—jazz musicians proceed with more intuition, not to…