Karin & Mike Kelleher
mé·lange: /māˈlänj/ noun, a mixture or blend
Karin and Mike Kelleher’s new album Mélange not only blends jazz and classical compositions and styles, it also combines different eras, with unique instrumentation, including string quartet, acoustic bass, drums, guitar, oboe, and voice -- all acoustic instruments and performances.
Mélange celebrates classical and jazz composers’ influence on one another, highlighting musicians who perform -- and serving listeners who enjoy -- both genres.
Produced, Composed, and Arranged by Mike Kelleher
Lead and Backup Vocals: Mike Kelleher
Violin: Karin Kelleher, Joanna Owen
Viola: Magaly Rojas Seay, Karin Kelleher
Cello: Todd Thiel, Peter Kibbe, Gita Ladd
Bass: Eliot Seppa
Drums and Percussion: Joe McCarthy
Oboe: Fatma Daglar
Guitar: Jim Roberts (Chantez les Brahms), Mike Kelleher (Black is the Color, My Love Isn’t)
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Recording Engineer: Jim Robeson www.JimRobesonProductions.com
Recorded at Bias Studios, Springfield VA
Photography by Karen Elliot Greisdorf
Cover art and album design by Peter Howells
Special thanks to: Mastering Engineer Mike Monseur; Katrina Potts, Carol Kelleher, and Anna Kelleher; Charlie Stokes; Peter Schuetz; Art Lewis; Jerome Franke; Pamela Hentges; the DC Irish Kitchen; and Les Ismore.
A Production of Kelleher Music, LLC
Ancka's Dolphin Dance
Black is the Color
Chantez les Brahms
Moonlight (aka Moon Dreams)
Clair de Lune
One Perfect Day
My Love Isn't
"The Kellehers utilize the strength of vulnerability in the vocals and the violin (a string quartet) as the graceful starting point from which a wealth of soft, sweetly moving entranced transferences flow."
Carol Banks, AXS.com
"Kelleher’s originality — either in the compositions or the arrangements — stands out from the rest with the melding of exquisite, seamless change."
Carol Banks, AXS.com
"I’d thought I had heard it all, but a string read of Herbie Hancock’s “Dolphin Dance” along with Eliot’s bass and Mike’s vocals is a Godiva Dark Chocolate treat!"
George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly