Jan Stirling Music
Jan Stirling Trio - Prisms of Light
Enjoy the first three tracks!
Complete Song List
1. Save Your Love for Me (5:20)
2. Victoria Nights (4:25)
3. Prisms of Light (4:07)
4. My Heat Stood Still (4:32)
5. I Should Care (4:21)
6. Duid Deed (5:31)
7. Sunrise Tai Chi (3:32)
8. The Very Thought of You (5:30)
9. You Must Believe in Spring (4:15)
10. Drop Me Off in Harlem (5:30)
11. Nature Boy (5:18)
The CD Prisms of Light was Recorded at Inception Sound in Toronto with engineer Chad Irschick, Kieran Overs on bass, and Davide DiRenzo on percussion.
"The first time I heard the swinging lyrical jazz of Bill Evans and Oscar Peterson, I knew I had to find out what they were doing that made my spirits soar. After being immersed for twenty years in classical training,
I spent the next twenty-five exploring the possibilities of improvisation."
– Jan Stirling
"This CD is a real treat for the ears and hopefully it will bring Jan's outgoing and uplifting musicality to a much larger audience. As you can hear from the full yet crisp sound she gets, she has a great pianistic touch and she always swings - (just listen to those toe-tapping and well-developed solos she plays). Beautifully accompanied by Toronto musicians Kieran Overs on bass and Davide DiRenzo on drums, the trio plays through a wide selection of styles and moods. Jan performs thoughtful solo renditions on two of her compositions - Prisms of Light and Sunrise Tai Chi. Beautiful sounds - enjoy!"
– Oliver Gannon, Canadian Composer and Musician
"Looking for some top-quality background music for your next dinner/cocktail party? Try the local Jan Stirling Trio. Nicely led by Stirling's jaunty and swinging piano stylings and subtly backed by Kieran Overs (bass) and Davide Di Renzo (percussion), Prisms of Light is a lyrical jazz offering that entertains but never overwhelms. A strong mix of covers and originals makes it a good find." – Al Brooks, Monday Magazine
"There's soul and deep feeling carved into Stirling's phrasing. With the impeccable rhythm team of Overs and DiRenzo propelling the changes, the pianist reshapes classics like My Heart Stood Still and Drop Me Off in Harlem with a grounded in-the-tradition confidence and sophisticated sense of dynamics and harmonics. The trio makes it sound easy, but there is a lot of depth here. Listen closely to Stirling and company's reading of Bud Powell's Duid Deed. It's a swinging, minimalist gem. Put the earphones on for the majestic, Bill Evans tribute, You Must Believe in Spring and the trio's earthy, seductive Nature Boy."
– Joe Blake, The Times Colonist