Featuring 7 time winner "Trombonist of the Year" Downbeat Magazine, BILL WATROUS
Lost My Heart was recorded in Los Angeles in 2012 at the invitation of bandleader Jim Lewis, San Gabriel 7. His first 3 albums were instrumentals, however he wanted to record an album with the legendary Bill Watrous and a singer he felt would be a good match. Jim was visiting Australia in 2011 and heard Ingrid sing on radio during the week he was there. The result of that ended in a recording the following year. Lost My Heart is an original song (co-written by Ingrid James & Louise Denson) which also became the title for the album.
"If this were the 50's Jazz era, Ingrid James would be performing alongside other greats such as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. She is by far one of the best jazz vocalists I have every worked with. It's time for America to know and welcome this remarkable award winning Australian jazz vocalist." BILL WATROUS, USA
"The San Gabriel 7's fourth CD is particularly special. Lost My Heart teams the group with the talented Australian vocalist Ingrid James, a singer who deserves to be much better known in the U.S. Not only does she have a beautiful voice and very impressive technique but she is a creative jazz singer, an impressive scatter, and a warm interpreter of lyrics. In addition, Lost My Heart features a couple of notable solos from guest trombonist Bill Watrous. The music is wide-ranging, including the danceable "Zigaboogaloo," Joni Mitchell's "The Hissing Of Summer Leaves," a touching version of "I Fall In Love Too Easily," a spirited rendition of the bossa nova "O Grande Amor" and some hot bop on "Conception." With its inventive Dave Cushman arrangements, concise and colorful solos, and appealing ensemble work, the San Gabriel 7 is heard throughout at its best. The group's matchup with Ingrid James is very easy to enjoy". - Scott Yanow, author of ten books including The Jazz Singers, Jazz On Film and Jazz On Record 1917