January 17, 2006

Mindi Abair Finishes New CD: Life Less Ordinary

Mindi Abair's follow-up to Come As You Are will be released in May.

Saxophonist Mindi Abair has completed a new, highly anticipated CD she's titled Life Less Ordinary. The 10-song CD, recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angles and which will be released by the GRP record label, features nine original songs written by Abair and her writing partners Matthew Hager and Tyrone Stevens.

The CD also includes one cover song: “It Must Be Love,” which singer and songwriter Rickie Lee Jones recorded in 1984. Abair says she doesn’t normally do cover songs, but adds that she’s a huge of fan of Jones and the song holds a special meaning to her. In addition to singing on the song, Abair enlisted good friend Lalah Hathaway to provide background vocals.

Original songs include “Rain,” that she’s dedicating to the people of New Orleans; “Far Away,” which features a string section directed by Julie Rogers; and “Slinky,” which Mindi calls a fun and sexy, Euro-inspired tune. Also making the cut are “Bloom,” “Do You Miss Me?” “Long Ride Home,” “The Joint,” “True Blue” and “Ordinary Love.”

Mindi will be conducting a photo shoot for the CD early in February. Life Less Ordinary is expected to be released May 24.

Posted by Brian Soergel at January 17, 2006 12:37 AM