The Girl and the Cat
From Lori Lieberman - the artist
My new album, “The Girl and the Cat” with the Matangi Quartet. It’s a project that has meant so much to me over the years that it’s taken me to bring this to fruition- it began with the seed of an idea to do a project with the gifted string ensemble with whom I’d worked years ago. And then, I began to write, with them in mind, songs that open up to showcase their artistry in large open sections. I reached out to cellist, Stefanie Fife, and asked if we could do the string arrangements together.
It took two years to record both in LA and in the Netherlands- back and forth- engineered by Joseph Cali in LA, in the Netherlands, by Hans Ravenstein, in 192, and when it was ready, mixed by the legendary Bob Clearmountain, who fit me into his schedule in between Springsteen and the Stones.
The songs are from my life- my challenges-all ones that have turned into gifts along the way. I hope you will listen and join me on the road- beginning with Carnegie Hall on Oct. 4th, and Concertgebouw on Oct. 7th- all with the Matangi Quartet, who will be traveling with me…