Motéma Artist Rondi Charleston Celebrates "Who Knows Where The Time Goes" at Joe's Pub-May 26
(Published: April 15, 2011)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Motéma Artist, Singer/Songwriter
Celebrates The Release of
Who Knows Where The Time Goes
***Joe's Pub, Thursday, May 26 @ 7:00 PM***
www.joespub.com, Joe's Pub is located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC, Tkts are $20, for Tkts call (212) 967-7555, for Tkts & dinner reservations call (212) 539-8778
Rondi will be joined by Dave Stryker (guitar), Lynne Arriale (piano), James Genus (bass), Clarence Penn (drums), Brandon McCune (piano) and Mayra Casales (percussion)
Praise for Rondi Charleston + Who Knows Where The Time Goes:
"Rondi Charleston is one of those rare artists for whom a song's meaning is as important as its melody. Her personal, thought-provoking, original songs slow the heartbeat and raise the mental senses with a documentarian's acuity."- Ken Micallef, DownBeat
"Singer/songwriter Rondi Charleston makes music that's close to jazz nirvana. Her voice has a wise, burnished patina that goes a long way in making this album accessible, which at times flirts with perfection."- Nick Bewsey, ICON
"The real strength of the CD can be found on the four originals. Charleston mines her life, family and experiences to create music that touches the heart. Her choice of material is inspired and impressive." - Richard Kamins, Step Tempest
"Charleston exceeds the standard of vocal beauty set on her prior highly acclaimed album, In My Life. This CD shows her excellence as a vocalist with the ability to convincingly tell a story because of her heartfelt phrasing and emotional nuance...one of the best new voices on the jazz scene in many years."
- Sounds of Timesless Jazz
"Charleston evokes a sense of timelessness that is delivered effortlessly by her vocal command. Self penned tracks such as Your Spirit Lingers, pay homage to an ancestral past that are universally transcendent thanks to her descriptive talents."
"Hers is an immense gift...the jazz equivalent of a gin and tonic: cool, clear and effervescent with a deliciously subtle kick" -JazzTimes
The dozen breathtaking performances on Who Knows Where The Time Goes, singer and songwriter Rondi Charleston's upcoming Motéma Music release, are a showcase for one of the most compelling artists in contemporary music. Who Knows Where The Time Goes is the follow-up to her 2008, critically acclaimed release In My Life.
A storyteller by nature, and a dedicated vocalist, Charleston has established herself as a favorite among a core group of respected critics. The New York Times has called Rondi, "utterly delightful...her emotional range is wide...a joy to hear." And Grammy-winning journalist and music historian Bob Blumenthal considers her, "...that rare combination of native talent and keen perception...a commanding vocal stylist and a spellbinding storyteller..."
Performing music is as natural as storytelling for the Juilliard-trained Charleston, whose instinct provides the warm lucidity of her work on Who Knows Where the Time Goes.
The former Chicago native's luminous rhythmic flexibility and immediate timbral richness are heard throughout the recording, whether confessing the longings of "Please Send Me Someone to Love" or demonstrating a force as strong as gravity on her originals, "Dance of Time," the remarkable tale of "Land of Galilee", or reflections on the heart-wrenching ancestral journey in "Your Spirit Lingers," Charleston writes and sings with full engagement and zero pretense, wasting no words.
Motéma Music owner/label head Jana Herzen said of Rondi's signing, "I treasure her passion, vision and talent for perceiving and telling compelling, universal stories. The arts for me are all about the journey, and Rondi has much to share on that front."
Blending her diverse careers in music and media, the collection of tunes on Who Knows Where the Time Goes, including the title song, are marked by honest words, skillful writing and intelligent music. Charleston's unique style is a wonderfully accessible form of jazz and jazz-inspired songs all delivered with the ease of the classic American Standard or the brilliant simplicity of a Top 40 pop tune.
Press Enquiries on Rondi Charleston Please Contact:
Jason Paul Harman Byrne - Red Cat Publicity
Tel 347 578 7601, Email Redcatjazz@mac.com
More Information: http://www.rondicharleston.com
Red Cat Publicity