Karen Marguth

Until

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Format: CD
Label: OA2 Records
UPC: 0805552219227
Catnr: OA2 22192
Release date: 05 November 2021
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OA2 Records
UPC
0805552219227
Catalogue number
OA2 22192
Release date
05 November 2021
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Based in the East Bay, vocalist Karen Marguth found her calling in jazz while living in Fresno, CA through the early 2000s. California’s Central Valley sustains a surprisingly thriving jazz community and it was there that Marguth earned national renown with her four jazz albums, featuring the tight circle of musicians she surrounded herself with. Until features her interaction with two Fresno groups, along with a third, representing her latest collaborators from the Bay Area. Though presenting three distinct ensembles on an array of material recorded over the last decade, the album is remarkably cohesive and brimming with emotional generosity. From the strutting arrangement of "Comes Love," to the shimmering title tune from Paul Simon's 1983 release, "Hearts & Bones," or the closing, intimate duo rendition of "Days of Wine & Roses," Marguth shows an uncanny ability to mine hidden gems that others miss, while creating a warm & creative environment for her bandmates to thrive in. An artist who’s still stretching her wings, she adds another consistently captivating chapter to her discography with Until.
Die aus der East Bay stammende Sängerin Karen Marguth fand ihre Berufung im Jazz, als sie in den frühen 2000er Jahren in Fresno, Kalifornien, lebte. Das kalifornische Central Valley beherbergt eine überraschend blühende Jazz-Gemeinde, und dort erlangte Marguth mit ihren vier Jazz-Alben, die sie mit einem engen Kreis von Musikern eingespielt hat, nationale Bekanntheit. Until zeigt ihr Zusammenspiel mit zwei Gruppen aus Fresno und einer dritten, die ihre jüngsten Weggefährten aus der Bay Area repräsentiert. Obwohl die drei verschiedenen Ensembles eine Reihe von Stücken spielen, die sie in den letzten zehn Jahren aufgenommen hat, ist das Album bemerkenswert kohärent und steckt voller emotionaler Großzügigkeit. Vom verwegenen Arrangement von "Comes Love" über die schimmernde Titelmelodie von Paul Simons "Hearts & Bones" aus dem Jahr 1983 bis hin zur abschließenden, intimen Duo-Darbietung von "Days of Wine & Roses" zeigt Marguth eine unheimliche Fähigkeit, verborgene Juwelen zu entdecken, die anderen entgehen, und gleichzeitig ein warmes und kreatives Umfeld zu schaffen, in dem sich ihre Bandmitglieder entfalten können. Mit Until fügt die Künstlerin, die ihre Flügel noch ausbreitet, ihrer Diskografie ein weiteres, durchweg fesselndes Kapitel hinzu.

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San Francisco Bay Area vocalist Karen Marguth is one of the most acclaimed vocal jazz artists to emerge in the 2000s. An independent musician, she has released six albums as a leader, two of which have been listed in DownBeat’s annual Best of the Year issue, and one which received a rare four-and-a-half stars.

Born in Minneapolis and raised in the Bay Area, Karen's background includes all things theatrical: choreography, directing and performing in regional theater and international touring shows, voice-overs, studio work, composing, writing lyrics, and hosting a weekly radio program.

Named "one of the finest American jazz vocalists" by Jazz Times, she continues to quietly produce albums that receive international acclaim while holding down a day-job as an educator. She has served in public schools as a classroom teacher, an instructional coach for the arts and literacy, and as a consultant for the National Writing Project and the International Baccalaureate Organization.

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