Vocalist and composer Sarah Jerrom presents the poetry of William Butler Yeats. Blending the elements of jazz and classical music and uniquely orchestrated for a nine-piece ensemble, The Yeats Project is a rarity in terms of concept and sound.
“It was the arranging which struck me when I first heard the (Yeats Project’s) music back in 2012; the poems lend themselves to beautiful, lush treatments, and Sarah uses the ensemble’s nine instruments to great effect. The result is contemporary sounding but still tuneful, an interesting mix of chamber music and improvisation; Sarah’s impressive vocals soar over top.”
– Josh Grossman – Artistic Director, Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival
released October 27, 2017
Sarah Jerrom - vocals, compositions, arrangements
Ernesto Cervini - drums
Andrew Downing - cello
Aleksandar Gajic - viola
Johnny Griffith - bass clarinet
Tara Kannangara - flugelhorn
Rob McBride - double bass
Carissa Neufeld - piano
Tom Richards - conductor
Linnea Thacker - violin
Recorded live in concert March 11, 2015 at Array Space in Toronto, Ontario, except for track 1 recorded live in concert Feb. 27, 2016 at Brock University's Centre for the Arts in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Produced by Sarah Jerrom
Engineered and mixed by John Sherwood
Mastered by Ted Carson at Musiclane Mastering
Artwork & design by Julie Kraulis www.juliekraulis.com
The words from THE CHOICE, MERU, STREAM AND SUN AT GLENDALOUGH, DEATH, and SAILING TO BYZANTIUM are set to music with permission of A P Watt Ltd at United Agents on behalf of Catriona Yeats.
All compositions & arrangements by Sarah Jerrom SOCAN 2016
*except for She Moved Through The Fair (traditional)
All words by W.B. Yeats
All rights reserved. Made in Canada.