Karen Shivers Quartet
Monday, March 2, 2009
Jazz Alley

2033 6th Avenue, Seattle WA 98121
ph: 206.441.9729

1. reflections
2. monk’s dream
3. precious love
4. invitation
5. i can’t give you anything but love
6. secret love
7. you go to my head
8. my romance
9. nice work if you can get it
10. love for sale
11. that’s all
12. our day will come
13. which road
Karen Shivers, vocals
Bill Anschell, piano
Doug Miller, bass
Greg Williamson, drums
Dave Peterson, guitar
Larry Barilleau, percussion

All songs arranged by Bill Anschell, m.d.
Engineered and mixed by Reed Ruddy at Bob Lange Studio, Seattle
Mastered by Seattle Disc Mastering
Photography by Carver Shivers
CD cover design by Terry Journey
Layout preparation by Greg Williamson


Karen Shivers—a “born again singer” because like so many other great jazz stylists, her first exposure to vocalizing was in the church—in a children’s gospel choir. Her parents loved jazz and for a while operated a small jazz venue in Maryland. As Karen was growing up she loved listening to the sophisticated ladies of jazz: Ella, Sarah, Billie, Carmen and Dinah.

“Precious Love”, Karen Shivers’ latest CD, which includes two new original tunes, is sure to build upon her reputation. The scope of her distinct vocal sound has received such comments as: "she of the beautifully warm burnished, soulful vocal instrument, that resonates with the joy of self expression,” (Harvey Siders, Tacoma Reporter) and “Sophisticated is an appropriate way to describe Shivers’ phrasing and vocal color,” (Rick Nelson, The News Tribune.) At a jazz concert, legendary jazz pianist Bob Nixon, introduced Karen as “the most exciting singer I’ve worked with in years!” Karen’s voice and stage presence are warm and inviting. This new recording is sure to turn up the heat even more.

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