Produced by Leonard Cohen
Posted: 23 Aug 2019, 17:06
Picked up a Columbia CD from 2006, by a lady named Anjani. Anjani who? - you might ask, I had certainly never heard of her before. I bought it because it had the credit "Produced by Leonard Cohen" featured prominently on the cover, below the title "Blue Alert", AND it was stickered thus as well. I had no idea Leonard Cohen was a producer in his autumn years. Turns out the jazzy album is a co-write between Anjani and Cohen himself. And Anjani was Cohen's muse at that time, girlfriend and longtime backing singer. Now, it is very rare for ANY producer to be credited so prominently, and that makes this CD even more special. It's the third solo outing by this Hawaiian singer, and bears the melancholy hallmarks of vintage Cohen, smokey and matured like a twelve-year old whiskey. Sits nicely alongside jazz vocalists like Diana Krall and Norah Jones.