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Humanoid
  • Humanoid
  • Fleurette Africaine
  • Mind

Humanoid

Rachel Eckroth

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Eckroth can lead with a bold vision or accompany with the subtle skills necessary to make another musician shine. Her combination of jazz experimentation and pop feeling form the engine behind her own work as a leader or co-leader on 20 albums. That same crossover talent is why she’s been featured on voice and keyboards in the bands of Rufus Wainwright, St. Vincent, KT Tunstall, and Chris Botti. “This record is a departure,” says Eckroth. “It’s back to jazz, back to acoustic. And so it’s more human… just piano. And for the most part, acoustic instruments.”

Credits

Rachel Eckroth (piano)
Andrew Renfroe (guitar)
Billy Mohler (bass)
Tina Raymond (drums)

01 Humanoid 8:54 (Rachel Eckroth)*
02 Mind 8:48 (Rachel Eckroth)*
03 Lawns 7:43 (Carla Bley)
04 Under a Fig Tree 8:25 (Rachel Eckroth)
05 Fleurette Africaine 9:30 (Duke Ellington)*
06 Evolution 8:53 (Billy Mohler)*
07 Strange Meeting 7:37 (Bill Frisell)
08 Vines 8:44 (Rachel Eckroth)
(*) indicates tracks that appear on the vinyl LP.

Recorded live at Sam First in Los Angeles, CA on October 28 and 29, 2022

Paul Solomon – Executive Producer, Cover Photograph
David Robaire – Producer
Stuart Schenk – Recording Engineer
Nick Calapine – Mixing and Mastering Engineer
Sharonne Cohen – Liner Notes
Spencer Cole Porter – Designer

Special thanks to all project participants: Leta Eckroth, Courtney Jenkins, Dayton Larson, Richard Eckroth 

The Artist

“I’ve done so many records or projects where I'm playing keyboards, synths, weird sounds, electronics, even singing. This record is a departure. It's back to jazz, back to acoustic. And so it's more human... just piano. And for the most part, acoustic instruments.”
- Rachel Eckroth
Eckroth can lead with a bold vision or accompany with the subtle skills necessary to make another musician shine. Her combination of jazz experimentation and pop feeling form the engine behind her own work as a leader or co-leader on 20 albums, most recently The Garden on Rainy Days Records (2021). That same crossover talent is why she's been featured on voice and keyboards in the bands of Rufus Wainwright, St. Vincent, KT Tunstall, and Chris Botti. Eckroth can hold an audience's attention in an intimate jazz club or on a massive concert stage. She did the latter when she opened for Rufus wWainwright's All These Poses anniversary tour, standing on stage alone with just her keyboards and her voice, weaving a sonic landscape that kept audiences enthralled. Eckroth is no stranger to television, either, having been a member of the house band on the Meredith Vieira show and appearing on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers and Good Morning America with various artists. Eckroth has been a busy recording artist throughout her career, and the pace has only increased in recent years. In 2020, Eckroth appeared on the single "circling" by Donny McCaslin, the acclaimed saxophonist from David Bowie's final band. That same year, she released three singles of her own. This year (2021) she and her husband, bassist Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie, The Tedeschi Trucks Band) put out a duet album called The Blackbird Sessions Vol. 1. She also released the single "moot points" featuring Alassane, as well as an eponymous EP featuring four of her own songs.
Rachel Eckroth

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