MSN Music is premiering the video for “Run Run Run,” the first single from Jenny Scheinman’s upcoming release, The Littlest Prisoner. Watch the video HERE and via embeddable YouTube here. The latest from the critically hailed singer, violinist, composer and arranger, the new record will be released May 6 on Sony Masterworks. Her eighth studio album, The Littlest Prisoner follows Scheinman’s 2012 release Mischief & Mayhem, which All About Jazz hails “a near-flawless package of musical craftsmanship.” Scheinman, whom The New York Times has called “full of playful ideas” and “a soulful, generous improviser,” will play several upcoming dates on the West Coast as part of Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors and performing alongside Bill Frisell.
Mixed by Grammy-nominated producer Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Neko Case, My Morning Jacket, Sufjan Stevens), the album was recorded in just three days of studio tracking in Martine’s Flora Studio in Portland, Oregon.
Scheinman says that she “had always imagined that this album would have a sort of Buddy Miller acoustic Americana sound,” however, “as fate would have it I ended up bringing the material into the ethereal, moody, stripped down world of my trio with Bill Frisell and Brian Blade. This added a sense of newness, risk and adventure to the process, which was extremely exciting.”
As for the lyrics Scheinman says, “I attempted to look directly at love and all its ugly beauty through the eyes of mothers, inmates, wives, artists and children. What amazes me about the album is that all the tough stuff of life is stuck in the middle of such a beautiful band sound.”
In addition to her eight solo records, Scheinman has collaborated with Rodney Crowell, Norah Jones, Bill Frisell, Bruce Cockburn, Madeleine Peyroux, Todd Sickafoose, Nels Cline and many others. She has also earned great acclaim for her high-profile arrangements for artists such as Lucinda Williams, Bono, Lou Reed, Metallica and Sean Lennon.
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JENNY SCHEINMAN TOUR DATES
April 11 Freight & Salvage Berkeley, CA*
April 12 The Blue Whale Los Angeles, CA*
May 14 Mondavi Center Davis, CA†
May 15 The Monday Club San Louis Obispo, CA†
May 16 Lobero Theater Santa Barbara, CA†
May 17 Musical Instrument Museum Phoenix, AZ†
* with Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors
† with Bill Frisell
THE LITTLEST PRISONER TRACK LIST
2. Run Run Run
3. Thirteen Days
4. The Littlest Prisoner
5. My Old Man
7. Debra’s Waltz
8. Just a Child
9. Bent Nail