IT'S ABOUT THE MUSIC CD - Jack and Jill with a big band, small band and string quartet. Nominated for 2 W.A.M.I awards: "CD of the year" and "Song of the Year "
The Wisconsin married couple collaborated six years on the project. In addition to producing and performing on the CD, Jack composed four new songs and created fresh arrangements to lovingly showcase Jill's diverse vocal skills. The twelve song collection artistically mixes Big and small band settings loaded with exciting jazz solos. The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra principle players string quintet accompanies Jill on the Horace Silver song, "Lonely Woman", custom arranged by Steve Peplin. Legendary arranger Walt Stuart created three Big Band charts exclusively for Jill. Jill sings in Spanish on one song "Isla Mujeres", composed and performed by Argentine virtuoso guitarist Guillermo Espinasse, and recorded in Cancun, Mexico at Machine Head Studio. Other recording sessions took place in: Brookfield, WI at Public Record; Racine, WI at Andrews Brothers Recording; and in New Berlin, WI at DNA Digital Systems where the CD was also mixed and mastered. The CD design is by The Weber Group, Inc. of Racine, WI, with photography by Keith Watling and Sue Ruggles.
Nominated for the W.A.M.I. award "CD of The Year". Jack's composition "Song For Your Mother" was nominated for a W.A.M.I. as "Song of The Year"