Abigail Rockwell

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“THIS ALBUM WAS BORN FROM BEAUTY AND FRICTION. IT IS MY LOVE LETTER TO THE EAST AND WEST COASTS: THE CRAGGY EDGES OF THE EAST, THE VAST EXPANSE OF THE WEST, AND ALL THE DARK ALLEYWAYS IN BETWEEN.” — AR

Why Noir? That haunting sax solo line running through Taxi Driver, the distant blow of a conch and those voodoo drums from I Walked With A Zombie... shadings of light and shadow... music and images that left a stamp of recognition on me like a raised brand I couldn’t get rid of. That post-war, atomic age desperation still ripples that dark lake off Highway 2. Femme fatale, Lady Fate, I never know quite what she has in store for me. All I can do is surrender and go for a ride. She drives like the night, blinded but knowing, to a destination of her own choosing.

Music Noir in a post-modern world.

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Listen

 
 
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TOUR

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PRESS


The magic of Michel Legrand is that anyone can sing him, but Rockwell SINGS him with such a cut above distinction and vision that she grabs you right out of the box. A mature vocal date with a load of originals that finds her having the nads to write lyrics to a Piazzolla classic, this is one gal you have to admire. Wonderfully out of the ordinary due solely to her interpretive skills and style, this is the high water mark for all vocalists to come to follow. Killer stuff throughout.
— Chris Spector, Midwest Reporter, USA
Abigail Rockwell’s ‘Autumn Noir’ recording project is a fine example of love and respect for the great tradition of vocal jazz, bringing back to life the best performers of the past through its elegance and refinement, never separated from excellent vocal technique. The accompaniment of the band members, all of great professionalism, makes this record a precious little jewel.
— Bruno Pollacci Animajazz / Punto Radio 91.6 FM | Pisa, Italy
A voice, a woman’s voice!
— Jean Claude Legros Radio Arc-en-Ciel 103.4 FM | Saint-Deni, France
Her voice sways and dips as it guides us through the story in each song. Abigail’s debut is a beautiful slow loving burn for one’s ears...
— Tien - Jazz Zone Radio Regent | Toronto, Canada
Beautiful!!! Sultry! A wonderful groove!
— Joltin Joe Pszonek WMSC 90.3 FM - Montclair, New Jersey, USA | Radio Nowhere
Very sophisticated music.
— Ken Irwin WMUA 91.1 FM - Amherst, MA, USA | Jazzweek reporter

CINEMATIC JAZZ : A FRESH BLEND OF ORIGINALS AND STANDARDS. ABIGAIL ROCKWELL’S FIRST ALBUM AS A SINGER/SONGWRITER.

All I could think of was the guy with the saxophone and what he was playing. It wasn’t a love song anymore, it was a dirge.
— Detour, 1945

BAND

Quinn Johnson — keys

Kevin Winard — drums, percussion

Robert Mitchum — bass

with Harry AllenJim HynesMauro Refosco and Davi Vieira,

Bernd SchoenhartDavid MannBob Mann and Bill Brendle

Mixed and mastered by Bill Moss

@ Flux Studios NYC

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 It’s dark just below

the rippling surface.

What we do

to cope.

Why we lie

to heal.

How we bend

to temptation.

To forget.

To escape.

To dream.

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BOOKING INQUIRIES:

armusicnoir@gmail.com

PUBLICITY & MEDIA INQUIRIES:

Scott Thompson PR | scottthompsonpr.com

scott@scottthompsonpr.com

203.400.1818

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