Heaven and Earth

Heaven and Earth - A Duke Ellington Songbook
a knock your socks off performance”

— Steven Ritter, Audiophile Audition

Heaven and Earth
A Duke Ellington Songbook

May 17, 2016
MSR Jazz

The Album

Released May 17, 2016, this collection captures the genius of Duke Ellington's compositions and the emotional range of the performers - soprano Danielle Talamantes and pianist and arranger Henry Dehlinger. It features settings written by Henry Dehlinger, Larry Ham, Caren Levine and Marvin Mills. Danielle and Henry collaborate extensively on both performance and recording, and Henry wrote his arrangements featured in this album specifically for Danielle’s voice.

In the Press

Beyond his flawless playing, Dehlinger reveals himself to be an exceptionally skilled arranger”

— Gregory Berg, Journal of Singing

a knock-your-socks-off performance that leaves you hankering for much, much more...Formidably essential listening”

— Steven Ritter, Audiophile Audition

This is a simply superb album, stunningly recorded, that deserves every success.”

— Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine

Equally comfortable as piano soloist or as collaborative pianist, this disc proves him [Henry Dehlinger] to also be a gifted arranger.”

— Kim McCormick, Pan Pipes

I’m tempted to say that if you buy only one disc this year, it should be this one.”

— Steven Ritter, Audiophile Audition