Jillinda Palmer’s debut EP Lazy Sun has been a long time coming. Like a musical sponge, Jillinda has been soaking up all the best bits and pieces of the creative process through her years of collaboration with some of the best bands and musicians in Los Angeles. Jillinda (a native of Nacogdoches, TX) has played piano, organ, accordion, and provided back-up vocals for a staggering number of LA outfits including, The Damselles & The TC4, the breakups, Hi Ho Silver Oh, The Henry Clay People, The Monolators, SpongeBob & The Hi-Seas, Dan Bern, Sara Radle, Tenlons Fort, Judson, Common Rotation, Daniel Ahearn, Correatown, Le Switch, i make this sound, and The Andy Paley Orchestra. She credits all of these talented musicians as mentors who have helped her develop the singular, sun-dappled sound that defines her EP Lazy Sun.
With Lazy Sun, Jillinda gives us a glimpse into her musical world. From the chaotic and frenzied arrangement of the opening track, “Song For Kermit” to the stripped-down and soulful closer, “Jimmy”, Jillinda shows off her chops like the seasoned pro that she is. Each song on the EP is a distinct musical vignette touching on a multitude of genres including folk (“New London Set Me Free”), country (“Black El Camino”), jazz (Lazy Sun), and the Lennon-esque bluesy rock of “True Blue”. The glue that holds it all together is Jillinda’s voice. Haunting, intimate and honest, her vocal delivery draws you in and leaves you wanting more.
Lazy Sun features collaborations with Tommy Santee Klaws, Aaron Kyle, and Dave (Mustang) Lang along with many other great session players including James King on sax (Fitz and the Tantrums, M83 & Eleni Mandell) and Mike Bolger (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jewel & Jimmy Cliff) on trumpet and accordion. The record was recorded and mixed by Joe Napolitano (Saint Motel, Hi Ho Silver Oh, & Le Switch) and mastered by Kevin Bartley at Capitol Studios.
released 20 August 2012
Jillinda Palmer // Lazy Sun EP
SONG FOR KERMIT check out the music video! www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVjPEMe5Qyc
NEW LONDON SET ME FREE
BLACK EL CAMINO
SONG FOR KERMIT
Lead Vocals, Wurlitzer, & Percussion Jillinda Palmer // Drums & Percussion Joe Napolitano // Upright & Bowed Bass Tom Paige // Electric Bass Dave (Mustang) Lang // Electric Guitar & Banjo David (Jazz Dave (JD 420)) Elsenbroich // Steel Guitar Kevin Milner // Trumpet & Accordion Mike Bolger // Trombone Nick Daley // Tenor & Bari Sax James King // Clarinet Steve Clothier // Wocka Wocka Chorus Tommy Santee Klaws, Donna Jo Suppipat & Jason Boles
NEW LONDON SET ME FREE (Feat. Tommy Santee Klaws)
Lead Vocals Jillinda Palmer // BG Vocals Tommy Santee Klaws, Donna Jo Suppipat & Jason Boles // Upright & Bowed Bass Tom Paige // Baritone Ukelele Joe Napolitano // Acoustic Guitar Aaron Kyle // Mandolin Jason Boles & Thomas Hien // Accordion Mike Bolger // Steel Guitar Kevin Milner // Violin Chrysanthe Tan
Lead Vocals & Piano Jillinda Palmer // Drums, Percussion, Electric Bass & Keyboards Joe Napolitano // Acoustic Guitar Aaron Kyle // Trumpet Mike Bolger // Trombone Nick Daley // Tenor & Bari Sax James King
BLACK EL CAMINO
Lead Vocals Jillinda Palmer // BG Vocals Rebecca Fishman & Emily St. Amand Poliakoff // Drums & Percussion Joe Napolitano // Upright Bass, Acoustic Guitar, & Wurlitzer Dave (Mustang) Lang // Electric Guitar David (Jazz Dave (JD 420)) Elsenbroich // Steel Guitar Kevin Milner
Lead Vocals Jillinda Palmer // BG Vocals Emily St. Amand-Poliakoff // Drums Joe Napolitano // Piano Dave (Mustang) Lang // Upright Bass Walter Spencer // Electric Guitar David (Jazz Dave (JD 420)) Elsenbroich // Trumpet
& Trombone Jordan Katz // Clarinet Steve Clothier
Lead Vocals, Piano, & Organ Jillinda Palmer // Drums, Percussion, & Electric Bass Joe Napolitano // Electric Guitar Dan Johnson
Jillinda would like to thank... Joe Napolitano, Andy Paley, Jake Gideon, Blake Collins, Ben Jaffe, Jonathan Price, Eli & Mary Chartkoff, Brittney Westover, Maria DeLuca, Joey & Andy Siara, Aaron Beaumont, Dan Bernstein, Eric Kufs, Jack Gibson, Daniel Ahearn, Mindy Jones, Walter Spencer, Casey Trela, Matt Eckel, and Ryan Harrison for sharing their music with her and inspiring her to write songs. Many thanks go to Dusty Wakeman at Mojave Audio. Thanks to Liz and all the fine folks at 1642. She would also like to acknowledge her family, and all of her friends who have supported her throughout her many musical ventures!
Jillinda would like to dedicate... “Jimmy” to Carol Orr and Alicia Williams, and “New London Set Me Free” to all those who perished and those who survived the New London Texas School Explosion on March 18th, 1937. www.newlondonschool.org
All songs written by Jillinda Palmer // Recorded by Joe Napolitano (at Hill n’ Dale Sound) // Additional recording by Tim Mitchell (at Vacation Island Recording, Brooklyn, NY) // Additional recording by Tim O’Sullivan & Jordan Katz // Mixed by Joe Napolitano (at Hill n’ Dale Sound) // Mastered by Kevin Bartley (at Capitol Mastering) // Horns Arranged by Dave (Mustang) Lang // Produced by Mamacat // Front Cover Photography by Blake Collins // Inside Photography by Jillinda Palmer, Tiara Del Fuego, & Alexander Jean-Pierre Radovanovitch // Disk Image Photography by Blake Collins // Back Cover Photography by Deirdre Holmes // Artwork & Layout by Roxy Radulescu