New Single From
"Just One of Those Things"
“Just One of Those Things” New arrangement by Misha Piatigorsky (CD Single Jazzheads Records JH1221)
Street Date: May 5, 2017
More than “Just One of Those Things”: Vibrant new CD single release from vocalist Cristina Morrison is super-fun, super-fresh and super-funky.
Singer-songwriter/actor and producer, Cristina Morrison may wear a lot of hats in her busy career, but they all fit her beautifully. Excellent proof can be found in just one listen to her new single, “Just One of Those Things.” Cristina lends her lively voice and appealing phrasing to a standard penned by the great Cole Porter, and brings this familiar tune into new era with her engaging energy and unique point of view.
Cristina points out that the song has a totally up to date message. “What the tune talks about could happen to anyone, any day, so we should be able to be light-hearted about life, receive things as they come, and just flow with it. As the song says, it was just one of those things.”
Cristina’s interpretation of the standard is a study in delightful contrasts: sophisticated and earthy, sexy and cool. With its supple rhythm and amazing tenor sax solo by Joel Frahm, “Just One of Those Things” is rooted in the jazz tradition, but right at home in the 21st century.
The vocalist is quick to share the credit with her long-time colleague, pianist, producer and arranger Misha Piatigorsky: “Misha and I have a vibe going on: We have the same vision, same taste, same style. His arrangement is so funky with such good rhythm, it was a natural fit for me.”
Cristina Morrison is a New York-based American-Ecuadorian with a couple of full-length CDs, I Love and Baronesa, to her credit. She has extensive international touring experience, sharing stages with the likes of Arturo Sandoval and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Cristina has garnered recognition and rave reviews for her music and acting, including two nominations for the Independent Music Awards, the USA Songwriting Competition, and and Independent Theatre Artists Award (ATI). Her film Nobody’s Watching premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival this month; another of her films, Translucid, was shown at the Havana Film Festival in New York earlier this spring. The multi-talented Morrison has been a TEDx Galapagos speaker and part of the sales of her records support an educational program through the arts, Arteducarte, in the public schools on Isabela Island, Galapagos.