Produced and arranged by my long-time collaborator, pianist and musician extraordinaire, Grant Mitchell, The Language of Love, is a jazz album featuring covers of songs that were also hits on the Japanese charts. Supported by an outstanding ensemble of leading Los Angeles musicians and Latin jazz aficionados, this seductive collection includes: swing, bossa nova and traditional trio interpretations of familiar chart-toppers. A jazz- and pop-influenced singer/songwriter, Britain's Julia Fordham is an eclectic artist with a loyal cult following. A native of Portsmouth, England, Fordham performed folk music in local clubs, sang with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and worked as member of Mari Wilson's backing troupe the Wilsations before embarking on her solo career. In 1988, Fordham released her eponymously titled debut, Julia Fordham, which showed off her low, smoky jazz bar, dulcet voice and contained four singles…
British Singer Songwriter Julia Fordham burst into the music scene in 1988 on Virgin Records with the International hit “Happy Ever After.” Then followed her critically acclaimed album “Porcelain,” which included the popular songs “Manhattan Skyline” and “Lock and Key.”
Julia has just completed her tenth record 'China Blue'.
A jazz record comprised of original songs written by Julia and produced and arranged by the wonderfully talented
multi-instrumentalist Grant Mitchell.
This Irish female vocal quartet sings beautifully, but its aggressively eclectic repertoire sometimes works against it. The best and worst of the group's approach are both in evidence on this album, which features traditional material like "Aililiu Na Gamhna" and "She Moved Through the Fair," alongside covers of songs by Neil Young ("Love Is a Rose"), Julia Fordham (the title track), and Sting ("Fragile"). It's the folkier material that comes off the best – on "Aililiu Na Gamhna" and "Tha Mullad" the backing harmonies add richness and complexity to the traditional tune, and the group's arrangement of "She Moved Through the Fair" is spare and lovely.