Nothing can keep these two jazz artists from runnin’ wild with new music! Internationally renowned jazz vocalist Tatiana Eva-Marie and legendary jazz pianist, composer and historian Terry Waldo keep cranking out the jazz classics for our listening pleasure.
Today, Vents Magazine is pleased to premiere “Runnin’ Wild,” the third single from the duo’s upcoming collaboration album, I Double Dare You. The highly anticipated album of upbeat jazz/pop songs from the ‘20s and ‘30s comes out on Turtle Bay Records on August 6, 2021.
Eva-Marie and Waldo breathe new life into the 1922 jazz standard which was made popular by Marilyn Monroe’s performance in the 1959 comedy film, Some Like It Hot. Eva-Marie shares how watching Monroe’s famous scene singing “Runnin’ Wild” sealed her fate. She says, “I was four years old when I became obsessed with the movie, Some Like It Hot, learning every song and one-liner by heart. When I saw the train scene where Marilyn Monroe sings Runnin’ Wild right before a boozy flask slips out of her garter, I had no doubt I wanted to become a jazz singer.”
Since then, the singer embarked on her music career and never looked back. Today, she fronts the internationally acclaimed Avalon Jazz Band, whose live performance video of “Runnin’ Wild” garnered nearly 1 million YouTube views.
Terry Waldo, whose jazz music career spans six decades, knew Eva-Marie was a natural fit for the album’s 1920s sound. He describes Eva-Marie as delivering “swinging, subtly sophisticated and audience-pleasing performances on every track.”
The duo’s rendition of “Runnin’ Wild” features Eva-Marie’s signature fresh and flirty vocals along with a 7-piece jazz ensemble led by Terry Waldo’s famous stride piano playing.
“Runnin’ Wild” was first introduced in 1922, written by Arthur Harrington Gibbs with lyrics by Joe Grey and Leo Wood. Famous recordings of the jazz standard include Duke Ellington and his orchestra, the Benny Goodman quartet, Glenn Miller Orchestra, and Ella Fitzgerald.
About the new track, Waldo says, “‘Runnin’ Wild’ is the hottest and oldest piece on the album. It is also the most loosely arranged tune in the collection. Using a 7 piece ensemble, we are able to play in the New Orleans tradition of jazz where everybody improvises together. And everyone gets a piece of the action in solos or duets. We recorded the song at the moment when it was still fresh to all of us. It comes off beautifully as it builds from the beginning agitated vamp on piano to the rip-roaring finale.”
Be sure to look out for the upcoming I Double Dare You album, by Terry Waldo and Tatiana Eva-Marie, out everywhere on August 6, 2021. Catch these amazing artists on their websites for Terry and Tatiana, as well as their label, Turtle Bay Records.
Take a listen to the new single below: