|Clockwork (PB 50106-2) features the nationally acclaimed compositions of pianist and composer Randy Halberstadt sung by five of the brightest vocalists of the Northwest. This unique format is a natural way to present these future jazz standards of prose and music.
Randy's original material is featured on recordings and live by singers throughout the US and Europe. His teaching at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle has broadened his exposure and influence.
Each cut showcases a different vocalist who embraced the essence of the song with their own style, becoming a part of the composition itself. The singers range in familiarity from the establishment of Jay Clayton (who recorded Randy's "When Springtime Turns To Fall" for NPR's Jazz Set with Branford Marsalis) to the freshness of vocalists newly broken into the fertile Northwest music scene.
The lyrical compositions are accompanied and fully realized by his sensitive and creative quartet, led by Randy's muscular, rhythmically inventive, and harmonically beautiful piano playing.