Natalie Cressman: Turn The Sea
Natalie Cressman takes a big step forward with her self-produced sophomore album, Turn The Sea. The record finds the Trey Anastasio Band trombonist showing off her vocal chops while experimenting with a variety of styles within a jazz framework, and the result is surprisingly mature for such a young artist. Whether sheâ€™s dipping her toes into the avant-garde (â€śFortuneâ€™s Foolâ€ť), getting a bit funky (â€śStolen Awayâ€ť) or building to a climax (â€śWinter Chillâ€ť), Cressmanâ€™s newest material reveals an impressive level of lyrical and compositional complexity. (She also covers Bon Iver's â€śBlindsided.â€ť) Adding some extra weight to the material, Cressman surrounds herself with a bevy of talented musicians, including TAB bandmate James Casey. Jamband fans have already heard about Natalie Cressman the trombonist, but hopefully, they will hear more of Natalie Cressman the singer-songwriter as well.