Diana Panton: Blue
Diana Panton - vocals Phil Dwyer - Saxophone Reg Schwager - Guitar Don Thompson - Piano, Arranger Jim Vivian - Bass Penderecki String Quartet: Jerzy Kapłanek - Violin Jeremy Bell - Violin Christine Vlajk - Viola Katie Schlaikjer - Cello
Panton’s much-anticipated blue release (2022) is the final chapter in a trilogy of works that began with pink (2009 / Silver Disc Award Winner in Japan), followed by RED (2015 JUNO Winner). The release dates span over a decade and chart an ultimately ill-fated relationship. blue showcases Panton at the height of her interpretive powers. Don Thompson sculpts bespoke arrangements around Panton's emotive vocals, featuring stirring accompaniment by the renowned Penderecki String Quartet, plus bassist Jim Vivian with spectacular solos by Phil Dwyer, Reg Schwager and Thompson himself. Listeners who appreciate details and feeling in music will be rewarded.