Stripped is the ninth studio album recorded by American singer-songwriter Macy Gray. It was released on September 9, 2016 on Chesky Records label. Although Gray's vocals had often been compared to jazz vocalists, Stripped is her first overtly jazz album and features live-in-the-studio recording techniques and accompaniment by leading jazz instrumentalists. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart.
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Recorded for Chesky as part of the label's Binaural+ series, this session, Macy Gray's ninth proper studio album, was caught by a single microphone in a Brooklyn church. Backed by a quartet featuring trumpeter Wallace Roney, drummer Ari Hoenig, bassist Daryl Johns, and guitarist Russell Malone, it's a natural direction for Gray, as she started in jazz bands, putting her unique spin on classics, and has cited jazz vocalists as influences throughout her career. Apart from two originals and as many covers, Gray revisits her own work
Album of jazz recordings. These are made up of a number of re-recordings of Macy Grays' earlier tracks (songs 2-7). The remainder have not been recorded previously by Macy. Recorded April 7th & 8th 2016 at The Hirsh Center, Brooklyn, New York. Macy Gray was born and raised in Ohio, and moved to California for college. She began singing in her 20s and released her multi-platinum debut album, On How Life Is, in 1999, winning a Grammy for her single, I Try. Gray also enjoys acting, and has had small roles on several TV shows as well as movies, including Training Day with Denzel Washington, and Shadowboxer with Cuba Gooding Junior. Additionally she made cameo appearances as herself in films like Spider-Man (2002) and television shows like Ally McBeal.
Stripped is American R&B singer Macy Gray’s tenth studio album and first jazz record. Recorded over the course of two days in an abandoned Brooklyn church, it consists mostly of covers of Gray’s previous hits. However, the album also includes some covers of other artists' songs (such as Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters, which Gray had previously covered on her 2012 covers album, Covered) and two original songs: Annabelle and Lucy, the latter of which Gray ad-libbed. The album received acclaim from critics and debuted in the top 5 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart
MACY GRAY - 'STRIPPED' Chesky Records, JD389, Binaural Series. Released September 2016. Received wisdom has it that MACY GRAY is somewhat of an accidental singer. And of course, it is the back story that informs the album under consideration here. Released so recently, this set sees a collaboration between Macy Gray and Chesky Records producers David and Norman Chesky that has gone to the top of various jazz and r&b listings in the . with almost indecent haste. Chesky Records has released a number of excellent albums over the past year that use the Binaural Recording process in an endeavour to capture the sonic experience of a live, one pass performance
Listen free to Macy Gray – Stripped (Annabelle, Sweet Baby and more). It should come as no surprise that vocalist Macy Gray would make a jazz record. Renowned for her platinum trajectory in popular music, Gray always exhibited inherent jazz and blues inclinations in her vocal style and personal demeanor. Stripped is her debut on Chesky Records, recorded in a live setting with their singular binaural microphone technique, accompanied by a premier jazz ensemble
Macy Gray makes her Chesky Records debut with her new Jazz infused album, Stripped. Paired with an awe inspiring jazz ensemble that includes Ari Hoenig, Daryl Johns, Russell Malone, and Wallace Roney, Macy's voice is given the space and freedom to truly shine. Featuring new original songs, intriguing covers, and stunning new arrangements of her classic hits like "I Try," there's something for everyone on this timeless recording.
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|Nothing Else Matters||6:41|
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