by Erica Papillion-Posey
jazz/classical vocalist | songwriter | recording artist | author
*THE WAR OF ART
[1st single from her sophomore recording: "From the DEEP", released Jun 2, 2017]
-lyrics | Erica Papillion-Posey
(from her 2015 book of poetry & prose: Musings from the Mind of a Mezzo)
-music | Erica Papillion-Posey and Tenia Nelson
Tenia Nelson, piano
Eric Wheeler, bass
Alex Tripp, drums
Eric N. Jordan, clarinet
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In this, much anticipated, 2017 sophomore release, From the DEEP boasts 5 original compositions, 3 new arrangements of familiar standards and 1 complete reimagining of a celebrated opera aria, there is something for every jazz aficionado! With joined co-writer and pianist, Tenia Nelson, executive producer and songstress, Erica Papillion-Posey has fashioned original lyrics from the text of her 2015 book of poetry and prose, "Musings from the Mind of a Mezzo", creating a global, international sound that speaks to the masses through percussive rhythms, words and sounds summoned from bottomless expression of self.
-War of Art, Papillion-Posey/ Nelson
-Softly, Romberg/Hammerstein/ arr. Nelson
-Estate, Martino/Brighetti/ arr. Papillion-Posey
-Summertime, Gershwin, arr. Papillion-Posey
-Tell Me, Papillion-Posey/Nelson/Wilson
-Habanera, Bizet/ arr. Papillion-Posey
2015 debut of songstress, Erica Papillion-Posey
The Standard Reimagined, when jazz...
was presented in its most evocative, sensual state, the aesthetic, OH, so sexy with an understated elegance. The ambiance was high, the air thick with a tangible anticipation before a note was set free. This classic, 12 track torch recording is a nod to 'that' period- Voix de la Dame (Voice of the Lady) and features wonderful arrangements of beloved jazz standards reimagined with piano, bass and violin!
2015 literary debut, Musings from the Mind of a Mezzo, poetry & prose of passion, pain & plight by Erica Papillion-Posey is a compilation of works chronicling various personal experiences as a child of adoption, a woman, performer and artist.
“Erica Papillion-Posey writes with a palpable and smoldering desire. Emotionally intelligent, wise, and elegant, her way with words triggers within the reader a mirror image of the muse that spawned her poetry. Brimming with femininity and command, we get a window inside the soul of womankind, and are seduced by both her shadow and light.” ~Theo E. J. Wilson, National Poetry Slam Champion.