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The JamBase Podcast: Natalie Cressman

The JamBase Podcast: Natalie Cressman

Hear to an job interview about the vocalist/trombonist’s new album with Ian Faquini, ‘Auburn Whisper,’ and substantially additional.

By Team JamBase Apr 7, 2022 11:30 am PDT

Episode 120 of The JamBase Podcast, a lover of the Osiris Media Network, capabilities the return of Natalie Cressman. JamBase’s Scott Bernstein once again interviewed the trombonist/vocalist about the new Natalie Cressman and Ian Faquini album, Auburn Whisper, that arrives through GroundUP Audio on April 15.

Cressman, a longtime member of the Trey Anastasio Band, previously shared “Tour Stories” with Scotty in 2018. Natalie spoke remotely with Bernstein this time all around from her house in Berkeley, California.

Auburn Whisper facilities all over the California Redwoods, which hosts the annual Brazil Camp 7 days-extended retreat exactly where Natalie Cressman very first achieved and inevitably reconnected with her musical and passionate companion, guitarist Ian Faquini. Cressman started the discussion by explaining how she joined up with Ian many years just after their initial encounter.

The 13-song work was recorded in 2020 when the pair were being pressured off the highway because of to the pandemic. Cressman and Faquini tracked the album through weekly classes held at the property studio of Natalie’s father, Jeff Cressman. The trombonist/vocalist revealed how a great deal the pair enjoyed enjoying with textures and honed their compositional abilities by possessing a great deal of time to function on Auburn Whisper as they manufactured lemonade out of COVID-19 lemons.

Natalie and Ian co-created Auburn Whisper and are the only two musicians highlighted on the observe-up to 2019’s Placing Rays Of Summertime. Cressman discussed how the songs on the new album have been educated by emotions of longing for Brazil and disappointment in having their touring programs canceled in the wake of the pandemic when also celebrating all the positives they could discover in that complicated period.

Cressman went on to discuss the songwriting and recording process that yielded Auburn Whisper as effectively as the use of numerous trombone pieces on every observe. She also spoke about how her father acted as a sounding board all over the building of the LP.

Inevitably speak turned to Natalie’s recent performances with bassist Oteil Burbridge for Oteil & Mates live shows at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York final thirty day period. Cressman explained how great it was to share the stage with “TAB sibs” Jennifer Hartswick and James Casey. Natalie shared James is in excellent form next his treatment for colon most cancers and how thrilled she is for impending Trey Anastasio Band demonstrates. She also told the story of the night her father joined TAB in Boston last tumble and disclosed lessons learned from late TAB founding bassist Tony Markellis.

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