Tim Lefebvre and Rachel Eckroth Release “The Blackbird Sessions, Vol. 1”
Many fans know Tim Lefebvre for his monumental electric work with David Bowie, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Wayne Krantz, and more. He also shreds the upright with his free jazz band Whose Hat Is This?, but a new duo album with his wife Rachel Eckroth shows listeners a more sensitive side of the bassist.
The Blackbird Sessions, Vol. 1 is a seven-song collection of jazz standards that lean on ballad tempos and warm tone for an intimate listening experience. Lefebvre gets a big, wooly tone to fill out the harmonies behind Eckroth’s magnificent vocal phrasing. The duo is joined by guitarist David Garza on two tracks: “Prelude to a Kiss” and “Fly Me To The Moon”.
Hear Lefebvre and Eckroth alone together on the heart-wrenching “You’ve Changed”:
The Blackbird Sessions, Vol. 1 is available now on Bandcamp, iTunes, and Amazon MP3. If you’re interested in more from them, including bass workshops and tips, check out their Live From Blackbird Patreon.
The Blackbird Sessions, Vol. 1 Track List:
- Mood Indigo
- East of the Sun
- Prelude to a Kiss
- Body and Soul
- September Song
- You’ve Changed
- Fly Me To The Moon