Acclaimed trumpeter and powerful vocalist Jennifer Hartwick released their new album, something in the waterGoing through Christian McBrideit is Mack Avenue Music Group to print, brother sir Productions, Friday. Bridging jazz, soul, funk and R&B with mouth-watering pop appeal, the album reflects Hartswick’s many talents and musical diversity, with contributions from a number of high profile collaborators.
something in the water was co-written and produced by guitarist Nick Cassarino, who often performs as a duo with Hartswick. The two musicians “spent a week and a half in a closed bed and breakfast in Vermont during the winter of 2021 [where] they focused on composing the entire record in a controlled environment, with lyrical input from the songwriter Erin Boyd“, according to a press release.
“We were writing and cooking and writing and cooking and laughing and crying and writing and cooking,” Hartswick said. “That was the purpose of the trip, to see if we could write an album.”
The album’s nine tracks feature original repertoire and new arrangements of familiar songs, including the singles “Only Time Will Tell” and “By the River.”
With deep, thoughtful lyrics and a breathtaking voice, something in the water covers the full range of emotions. “We wanted to celebrate the human experience,” Hartswick said. “We wanted to write about all facets of love and life, loss and gain. There’s definitely an arc of someone’s life in this album.
The album was recorded at sound center with engineer Joe Costa and mixed and mastered by Greg Mager and Dan Shike, respectively. It features famed jazz bassist Christian McBride and Cassarino alongside drummer Conor Elmessinger Celise Hendersonand keyboardist Rob Marcherwith contributions from special guests, including trombonists Natalie Cresman and Roy Agee among others.
After Hartswick’s two previous solo albums, those of 2011 ocean floor and 2018 Link—something in the water is a remarkably strong and original statement from a musician known as a highly sought-after instrumentalist. She leaves no doubt that she has established herself as a solo artist and composer. “My music is blossoming. More life has been lived and evolution is happening. I hope people who listen do so with open hearts.
something in the water is now available on all streaming platforms. Listen to the album via Bandcamp in the player below.
Click below for a list of Jennifer Hartswick’s upcoming tour dates and visit her website to purchase tickets.
Jennifer Hartswick Tour Dates:
09/09/22 – Pembrook, MA @ Into the Sun
10/09/22 – Pembrook, MA @ In the Sun
11/09/22 – Pembrook, MA @ Into the Sun
09/16/22 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
09/17/22 – New York, NY @ The Blue Note
9/23/22 – Bonner, Montana @ Kettlehouse Amphitheater
9/24/22 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park
9/25/22 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
09/27/22 – Garden City, ID @ Revolution Concert House and Event Center
09/30/22 – Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium
01/10/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
3/10/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
04/10/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
06/10/22 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater
07/10/22 – Santa Barbara, CA @ The Arlington Theater
08/10/22 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theater at UC Berkeley
12/10/22 – Chicago, IL @ City Winery
10/13/22 – Dayton, OH @ The Light Side
10/28/22 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
10/29/22 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
9/11/22 – Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Arena
11/11/22 – Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena
12/11/22 – Uncasville, Connecticut @ Mohegan Sun
11/13/22 – Glens Falls, NY @ Cool Insuring Arena
11/15/22 – Moon, PA @ UPMC
11/17/22 – Fairfax, Va. @ EagleBank Arena
11/18/22 – Syracuse, NY @ War Memorial Arena
11/19/22 – Reading, PA @ Santander Arena
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