Anita Eccleston is a Kamloops-born, Vancouver-based bandleader; a vocalist and trumpet player performing music that ranges from traditional jazz standards to funk, soul, motown, reggae, blues, pop and originals. Whether she is backed by a large ensemble or small, her sultry, sweet yet bold voice coupled with her lyrical trumpet style, creates a unique continuity within her sound.
The new album, So It Goes is her third official release being preceded by her Jazz EP (2011) and Trio EP (2013). Her first offering of original music, carefully crafted over the last 3 years in 3 studios with over 20 musicians, it expresses her musical tastes and style, each track shining with distinctive brilliance.
As the debut for Anita Eccleston's original song writing, this record represents a spiritual journey through universal truths about real human relationships as we experience the complexities of love. Be it the sweet optimism of new love in “Just an Hour,” the heartfelt pledge of loyalty in the ballad “Call Me Up,” or the sting of unrequited love in the bluesy “Claim On You,” the songs weave a story to which we can all relate.
The whole LP exemplifies Anita's eclectic approach to style and arranging within her jazz vocal/trumpet sound expressing the spirit of each song in a unique way. The album closes with a simple farewell called “The Good Life,” a ukulele and cello duet conveying a sense of sorrow mingled with acceptance; so it goes.
The official release date was March 30 with the CD launch party being held at FanClub in Vancouver. Prior to that, So It Goes was available for pre-release through Eccleston’s successful Pledge Music campaign online.
released March 30, 2014
Anita Eccleston - Vocals (All Tracks), Trumpet (Tracks 1 - 7, 10), Flugel Horn (Track 8), Ukulele (Track 11), Organ (Tracks 2 - 4), Piano (Tracks 7 & 11), E.P
. Wurlitser (Track 8) & E.P
. Glass Organ (Tracks 7 & 8)
Becky Noble - Alto Saxophone (Tracks 1 & 3)
Ben Henriques - Tenor & Baritone Saxophone (Tracks 1 & 3)
Jim Hopson - Bass Trombone (Tracks 1 & 3)
Alexander Flock - Electric Guitar (Tracks 1 - 3 & 9)
Kody Beaudoin - Electric Bass (Tracks 1 & 3)
Emlyn Scherk - Drums (Tracks 1 & 3)
Sam Davidson - Clarinet (Track 8)
Tom Eccleston Jr. - Piano (Track 8)
Kris Ruston - Electric Guitar (Tracks 4-6 &9)
Neil Brun - Electric Bass (Tracks 4-6 & 8)
Rich Graham - Drums (Tracks 4-6 & 8)
Ian Lamont - E.P
. Wurlitser (Track 5 & 6)
Michael Vaughan - Upright Bass (Tracks 2 &7)
Noel Roy - Electric Guitar (Track 7)
Gregor Phillips - Drums (Track 7)
Jamie Carter - Drums (Track 10)
Gillian Mott - Violin (Track 10)
Josh Belvedere - Viola (Track 10)
Doug Gorkoff - Cello (Tracks 10 & 11)
Timothy Van Cleave - Ibo & Riq (Track 2), Tambourine (Track 3), Vibraphone (Track 7 & 8)
All songs written by Anita Eccleston. Copyright SOCAN 2013. anitaeccleston.com
Recorded in Kamloops, BC at Small World Studios and in Vancouver at 8 Ohm & INEO Studios in Vancouver, BC.
Tracks 1 - 4, 6, & 9 - 11 produced by Anita Eccleston. Tracks 5, & 7 – 8 produced by Anita Eccleston & Kody Beaudoin.
All songs mastered by Sage Audio in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Made in Canada.