Carman J. Price - I Will

Carman’s second album, 10 years after his first one, is an eloquent jazz vocal album featuring Bill Coon and Rene Worst.

Carman J. Price - I Will
The original photo for this episode comes from Carman J. Price’s website. Nicol Spinola is the photographer.

On the Rhythm Changes Podcast, Carman J. Price talks about his second jazz vocal album, I Will. He released it from North Vancouver on November 26, 2021.

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We talked about:

  • Who is Carman’s favourite Beatle, because his title track is a Beatles cover
  • How Carman chose the repertoire for I Will
  • Kate Hammett-Vaughan’s tune of choice that stuck with him
  • Having Bill Coon and Rene Worst as band members for both his albums
  • The famous singer for whom Carman dreamed of doing background vocals
  • The skills that you need to be a successful background singer
  • Nat Cole’s importance as an influence on us and other young jazz musicians, as mentioned by Ilhan Saferali
  • How John Pizzarelli impresses us with his choice of songs
  • His experience working with David Sikula, who recorded, mixed, and mastered I Will
  • The amazing number of tracks recorded in 4 hours for his first album, I Do, in 2011 with Brad Turner engineering it
  • Overcoming the self-doubt that comes with being a music student
  • Carman’s home-turf kind of job (like North Shore Celtic Ensemble for me) at a dinner theatre in his twenties
  • The period of time where recording jingles and ads in studios was a thing
  • Why we want to see more albums like the recent ones from Jodi Proznick and Amanda Tosoff
  • The goal of ‘being on the list’
  • Carman’s love of movies, adding in some references to jazz standards