FOR YOU CONSIDERATION
BLOOD & BONE FOR BEST FOLK ALBUM 2018
All songs written and arranged by Joanna Wallfisch
Produced by Joanna Wallfisch
Co-produced by Jesse Elder
Joanna Wallfisch - vocals, flute, keys, ukulele
Jesse Elder - piano, keys, organ, rhodes
Pablo Menares - bass
Kenneth Salters - drums
Elias Meister - guitar
Jared Engel - bango
Wayne Tucker - flugel horn, trumpet
The Solar String Quartet:
Tomoko Omura - violin, Leonor Falcon - violin, Allyson Clare - viola, Brian Sanders - cello
The Songbound Children's Choir, Mumbai (track BO BA BO)
"This is quintessential heart-music by a vocalist who seems to have connected with the deepest recesses of her being emerging into brightness again with songs of haunting beauty."
World Music Report
"An exquisite singer-songwriter"
"London-born vocalist and composer Joanna Wallfisch produces a towering achievement with this new album of (mostly) bittersweet songs and rich arrangements, using a large sonic palette to dramatic and highly musical effect."
London Jazz Review
"Put quite simply, Blood & Bone is both the sound of a broken heart laid bare and
the sonic summation of a journey toward its reconstruction. It's an album informed by the gravitas of naked truth, finding vocalist Joanna Wallfisch creating and delivering a singular blend of poise, pain, and passion with startling clarity...(her band) provide a rasied platform to stand on... all join in solidarity with Wallfisch to help produce musical beauty of a many-colored sort that speaks to straight to the human condition."
**** All About Jazz
"Her tales have not only a reflective, poetic quality but a directness too, venturing into acoustic country-pop that has echoes of singer-songwriters such as Carole King or Glen Campbell... her songs, with their intelligent craft eschew MOR clichés"
*** Jazzwise Magazine
“Sublime voice. . .truly unique”
The Telegraph (UK)
“A truly beautiful listen from start to finish”