Kiki Ebsen Cool Songs, Vol. 2 - The Music of Joni Mitchell

Kiki Ebsen

Singer-songwriter Kiki Ebsen recently noted, “Joni Mitchell is a brave and fearless explorer of the heart and soul. Her music continues to inspire others.” In researching Joni Mitchell’s compositions and her life, Kiki chose 10 of her favorite Joni songs and recorded them as they were written, author/composer alone at the piano. “The result is Cool Songs, Volume 2: The Music of Joni Mitchell,” For information on Kiki Ebsen's Joni Mitchell Project goto kikiebsen.com/kiki-ebsen-s-joni-mitchell-project
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Scarecrow Sessions

Kiki Ebsen

Scarecrow Sessions is a collection of jazz standards taken from her father’s early movies and musical productions. Song selections include “If I Only Had a Brain,” “Moon River,” “Laura” and “Easy to Love.” The booklet includes some of Kiki’s personal notes about his career, such as the true story behind his involvement in The Wizard of Oz. (Buddy was originally cast as the Scarecrow, hence the name of the record.)

(https://kikiebsen.com/to-dad-with-love-a-tribute-to-buddy-ebsen)

She recorded on the East Coast (where her dad’s career started) with an all-star band including bassist John Patitucci and guitarist Chuck Loeb. The album was produced and arranged by David Mann, a veteran saxophonist of the New York City jazz scene.

Kiki is best known as a singer/songwriter, with five previously released albums. Scarecrow Sessions is her first jazz recording and here she explains her inspiration:

“Shirley Temple’s recent passing reminded me that our time is limited. We are losing iconic talents many of us grew up with. By recording these songs I hope not only to honor my father’s memory and his love of jazz, but to create a musical statement that is truly my own, connecting his past to my present in a way that will no doubt leave me forever changed.”

“When she sings, the power of her vocals conveying the lyrics is mesmerizing... Basically she was born to be on stage, somewhere, anywhere, everywhere.”
Dawn Lee Wakefield - Examiner.com 3/24/14
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The Beauty Inside

Kiki Ebsen

Watch the "Making Of The Beauty Inside" by award winning film maker Dustin Ebsen.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD9F15DD8102C0589

Kiki Ebsen, an accomplished singer and songwriter, known for backing up such artists as Christopher Cross, Wilson Phillips, Boz Scaggs, Tracy Chapman and many more, introduces her first original CD in five years. Already with four CD's under her belt, her latest endeavor is an impressive collection of thirteen self-penned tunes inspired by her own real life stories. The CD is beautifully packaged in a full color digipack filled with pictures and lyrics for each song. Taking a candid look at her own relationships, Kiki carries the listener on an emotional journey of honesty, passion, purpose and peace as she negotiates her way through her own darkness and eventually back into the light. This CD is sure to connect with everyone who wishes to dig deeper for the truth in their heart, past the superficial, to find....The Beauty Inside

"Better Friends" may be one of the best hooks I have ever heard.
Christopher Cross on "The Beauty Inside"

“From her slinky, earthy style to her rich sense of melody and beautiful voice, this is full of gems and treasures that I will enjoy forever.”
Wendy Wilson (of Wilson/Phillips) on "The Beauty Inside"

“Apart from interpreting hit songs from other artists like she did last year on her album ‘Cool Songs Volume 1’, Los Angeles’ singer-songwriter and keyboards player Kiki Ebsen demonstrates on her latest release ‘The Beauty Inside’ that she can also write rich and valuable compositions and sing these songs in a diversity of music styles like pop, folk and jazz.”
www.rootstime.be

“The Beauty Inside"...contains a nice mixture of smooth Singer/Songwriter Pop/Rock, some Westcoast and a bit of AOR/Poprock .... which combined makes up for an excellent release”
Strutterzine

"Darling" has such a wonderful surprises in the tempos with the melody that implore you to join in your story. This magical honesty expressing the undeniable reality of relationships and the struggle to accept it.
Christopher Cross on "The Beauty Inside"

produced by Mark Browne with Kiki Ebsen
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Kiki

Kiki Ebsen

“Kiki Ebsen/Say A Little Prayer-Best Of 2005”
Steve Quirk - Fusion Flavors/101.4

Produced by Paul Brown
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Love Loud

Kiki Ebsen

“KIKI EBSEN - Love Loud. Brilliant soft pop with this wellknown artist. A great mix of Dee Carstensen and Schascle. Sophisticated and intelligent pop. Fantastic production by Mark Browne. Highly recomended record. ”
Carl Lagerholm - Music Box/SWEDEN

“On her full-length solo CD she acquits herself admirably, very confident and at-home in the mellow pop-rock format. Her material is crafty and accessible, with well-observed lyrics which show a life lived. Arrangements, particularly Ebsen's lead and back-up vocals, are appealing”
Music Connection

“I have followed Kiki since her debut 12 years ago and she is well worth the attention. With here well-crafted and personal songwriter "pop" somewhere between Carol King, Charlotte Martin, Norah Jones and Vonda Shephard she got herself a place in my heart.”
Pär Winberg - Melodic.Net

“Vänner av slick popjazz kan nog hämta en del hos sångerskan och pianisten Kiki Ebsen. Hon har redan några skivor bakom sig, har fått en hel del bra press i hemlandet USA och fått sin musik spelad i tv-serier och filmer.”
Niclas Gustafsson - MusicLandet.SE

"FIRE" (from the CD "LOVE LOUD), sounds GREAT on-air!
Kamasami Kong - FM802-Osaka/JAPAN

"With Kiki's smoky and sometimes breathy voice supported by her stylistic keyboards, Kirgo joins in with crisp, smooth and efficient electric guitar".
Les Reynolds - Indie-Music.com
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