Cherry Avenue

Tracklist

1. My Romance (Hart, Rodgers, arr. Bachelder)

2. Autumn Leaves (Kosma, Mercer, arr. Bruns)

3. I Fall In Love Too Easily (Cash, Styne, arr. Bachelder)

4. Waters of March (Jobim, arr. Bruns/Bachelder/Metz)

5. Dear Prudence (Lennon, McCartney, arr. Bruns)

6. Send in the Clowns (Sondheim, arr. Bachelder)

7. Like Someone In Love (Burke, Van Heusen, arr. Metz)

8. It Didn't Work Out That Way (Bachelder, ASCAP)

9. Ain't No Sunshine (Withers, arr. Bruns)

10. Cherry Avenue (Blake, ASCAP)

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About Album

A crossover jazz album with a variety of jazz standards, originals, and pop hits re-imagined with Latin rhythmic influences and “Blood, Sweat & Tears” sounding arrangements. Consisting of 3-horns, upright bass, guitar, piano, powerful vocals, and virtuosic instrumental and scat solos throughout. Featuring vocalist Kevin Baché (FKA – Bachelder) and the Bruns Collective.

Over 1 year of radio play on KKJZ 88.1 and 300 other FM stations nationwide.

Featuring

Kevin Baché – vocals, trumpet (#4)

Ron Blake – trumpet, flügelhorn

Kim Richmond – soprano sax, alto sax, clarinet

Brandon Fields – tenor sax (#10)

Jacques Voyemant – trombone

Angelo Metz – guitars

Daniel Szabo – piano

Edwin Livingston – upright bass

Jason Lee Bruns – drum set

Credits

Recorded and mixed by Rich Breene at Firehouse Studio in Pasadena, California, Mastered by Dave Collins. Copyright 2015. Panout Music Group.

Radio Charts

Radio Charts:
#3 Top Jazz Adds – College Music Journal
#22 Top-40 Jazz Charts – College Music Journal
#24 Root Music Report

Artist: Bruns Collective

Label: Panout Music Group

Available Lyrics

Dear Prudence (Lennon, McCartney, arr. Bruns)

Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play?
Dear Prudence, greet the brand new day
The sun is up, the sky is blue
It's beautiful and so are you
Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play?
Dear Prudence, open up your eyes
Dear Prudence, see the sunny skies
The wind is low, the birds will sing
That you are part of everything
Dear Prudence, won't you open up your eyes?
Look around, round (round, round, round)
(Round, round, round, round, round)
Look around, round, round (round, round)
(Round, round, round, round, round)
Look around
Dear Prudence, let me see you smile
Dear Prudence, like a little child
The clouds will be a daisy chain
So let me see you smile again
Dear Prudence, won't you let me see you smile?
Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play
Dear Prudence, greet the brand new day
The sun is up, the sky is blue
It's beautiful and so are you
Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play?

Send in the Clowns (Sondheim, arr. Bachelder)

Isn't it rich?
Are we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground,
You in mid-air.
Send in the clowns.
Isn't it bliss?
Don't you approve?
One who keeps tearing around,
One who can't move.
Where are the clowns?
Send in the clowns.
Just when I'd stopped
Opening doors,
Finally knowing
The one that I wanted was yours,
Making my entrance again
With my usual flair,
Sure of my lines,
No one is there.
Don't you love farce?
My fault, I fear.
I thought that you'd want what I want -
Sorry, my dear.
And where are the clowns?
Quick, send in the clowns.
Don't bother, they're here.
Isn't it rich?
Isn't it queer?
Losing my timing this late
In my career?
And where are the clowns?
There ought to be clowns.
Well, maybe next year

Ain't No Sunshine (Withers, arr. Bruns)

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
It's not warm when she's away
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And she's always gone too long
Anytime she goes away
Wonder this time where she's gone
Wonder if she's gone to stay
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And this house just ain't no home
Anytime she goes away
And I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know,
Hey, I oughtta leave young thing alone
But ain't no sunshine when she's gone
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
Only darkness every day
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And this house just ain't no home
Anytime she goes away
Anytime she goes away
Anytime she goes away
Anytime she goes away

Album Reviews

 Unusual take on "Send in the Clowns," and interesting arrangement on "Dear Prudence," and nice surprises on Jobim's "Waters of March." 

Dave Rogers, WTJU Richmond VA.

 An exceptional collaboration; Bachelder owns a wide ranging tenor voice. Bruns' solid and creative drum work is the glue that holds Cherry Avenue together. Bruns' accompaniment skills are top notch and his brush work is stellar. 

Micha Bellini, The Jazz Word

 Cherry Avenue, a wonderful offering that is sure to please any one that likes their music with jazz flavor, yet still cohesively easy to hum. Bachelder evokes a warm timbre vocal style that is fluent and full of passion. Highly original arrangements that bring new and creative light to this collection of familiar tunes. Highly recommended. 

Constance Tucker, All About Vocals

 Bruns' drumming and tight arrangements provide the perfect setting for Bachelder's vocals. A gem. 

Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here

 Kevin Bachelder and drummer: Jason Lee Bruns have teamed up to release an enjoyable collection of tunes entitled, Cherry Avenue. 

Jazz Dominica Weekly

 Very Fresh and solidly polished performances here. Brilliant vocalism of Kevin Bachelder and the performance of these stellar musicians. Hot! 

Grady Harp, - HALL OF FAME - TOP 100 REVIEWER - VINE VOICE

 An album that recalls the jazzier side of Blood, Sweat & Tears. Bachelder, who also plays trumpet, knows how to put a song across effectively. 

Joseph Lang, Jersey Jazz

 Bachelder has a soft tenor voice, on which he proves his bona fides as a soulful singer, this CD is a terrific keeper and one I'm glad to encounter. A singer with a great range of emotion, carefully backed by Bruns' group. 

Robert Rusch, Cadence Magazine

 Cherry Avenue is an entertaining mix of great vocals and terrific music. It is an album that showcases well the talents of Kevin Bachelder and the musicians who provided the framework for his vocals. 

Bruce VonStiers, BVS Reviews

 Can you kick it out on oldies with a smoking small band that swings and not sound like a Sinatra manqué? It can be done and Bachelder and his pals pull it off. Solid stuff by some pros that certainly have put in the time but want to spend more time close to home. 

Susan Frances, AXS Entertainment

 Bachelder is able to sing to the heart of each song with many embellishments that always comes off as a perfect reference to the original melody. Highly recommended. 

Jeff Becker, Jazz Sensibilities

 It has all of the engaging exultance - the volley of major choruses are all too impressively efficient - and his poetic impulses are sprinkled with magical tune dust as the registral connections between movements of songs take some brilliant inspirational turns. Balance favours the instrumentation on this album [Cherry Avenue], once again affirming the drummer's ingenuity for arrangements with rich textural sketching. 

Raul da Gama, Jazz da Gama

 What is best about this offering is the modernized, airy and very musical ideas that have enhanced what are already well-known pop culture hits. 

Geannine Reid, All About Jazz 4/5 Stars

 Bachelder and Bruns have really put together a great project and offer a classy delivery of an enjoyable collection of tunes. The band is excellent and everyone plays from the heart with plenty of inspired improvisation, scatting, and group listening and interacting. What more could you ask for? An enjoyable listen, highly recommend. 

H. Allen Williams, Jazz Times

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