"Strictly Romancin'" EPK 2012

Catherine talks about her influences for this 14 song recording, her 4th for Harmonia Mundi's World Village label. Musicians include musical director, arranger, and guitarist/banjoist Matt Munisteri, pianist Mark Shane, bassist Lee Hudson, drummer Mark McLean. Horn section includes tenor saxophonist and arranger Andy Farber, trombonist John Allred, Jon-Erik Kellso who plays trumpet and arranged the horns on the Ellington classic "I'm Checkin' Out, Goom'bye", Dan block on alto sax/clarinet and special guests Joe Barbato on accordion, Aaron Weinstein on violin and Carline Ray sings a duet with Catherine on the Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Marie Knight classic "He's All I Need". Video by Ruthie Ristich and Allison Lund

"Bring It Back" EPK 2014

With Bring It Back, vocalist Catherine Russell digs deeper into a rich vein of musical treasures. Mining the legendary collaborations between her father, Luis Russell, and the great Louis Armstrong, Catherine brings along her team from two previous chart-topping albums, the last of which earned her the Prix du Jazz Vocal from L'Académie du Jazz and Grand Prix du Hot Club de France. Gems from the jazz age and swing era, heard in new arrangements for 10-piece orchestra, blend seamlessly with reinventions sourced from blues icons Esther Phillips, Al Hibbler, Wynonie Harris, and Little Willie John. Catherine personifies the living heart and proud history of each song. Video by Ruthie Ristich and Allison Lund