07/27/14 Jenny Scheinman – The Littlest Prisoner On #SonyMasterWorks

The Littlest Prisoner


There is nothing better than broadening your horizons where music is concerned.  Music can cheer you up or help you get lost in thought.  Jenny Scheinman is a little of everything and is a great listen.

The Littlest Prisoner, the latest from critically-hailed singer, violinist, composer and arranger Jenny Scheinman, released by Sony Masterworks. Her eighth studio album, The Littlest Prisoner follows Scheinman’s 2012 release Mischief & Mayhem, which All About Jazz called “a near-flawless package of musical craftsmanship.” Scheinman, whom The New York Times has called “full of playful ideas” and “a soulful, generous improviser.”

Mixed by Grammy-nominated producer, Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Neko Case, My Morning Jacket and Sufjan Stevens), the album was recorded in just three days of studio tracking in Martine’s Flora Studio in Portland, Oregon.

Of the album, 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 like Lucinda Williams, Bono, Lou Reed, Metallica and Sean Lennon.

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit Sony Master Works.

1. Brother
2. Run Run Run
3. Thirteen Days
4. The Littlest Prisoner
5. My Old Man
6. Houston
7. Debra’s Waltz
8. Just a Child
9. Bent Nail
10. Sacrifice

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14 comments for “07/27/14 Jenny Scheinman – The Littlest Prisoner On #SonyMasterWorks

  1. Ann Fantom
    July 12, 2014 at 9:09 am

    I would like to get Sony’s Masterworks The Music of America: Wynton Marsalis CD

  2. gala
    July 12, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    I’d get The Lagos Music Salon by Somi

  3. mrsshukra
    July 13, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    SInny Rolins (Road Show 3) would be great!

  4. Rebecca Orr
    July 13, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Hehe….Dolly Parton! I grew up listening to her country twang and I haven’t listened in a few years. It is always nice to listen to stuff you grew up with!

  5. Tina Marie
    July 13, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I would also love to listen to Regina Carter. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. jenn huey
    July 16, 2014 at 3:43 am

    Wow Jenny Scheinman has quite the resume with 8 solo albums plus collaborating with some well known artists. I don’t think I have ever heard her but I will see if I can find her on YouTube

  7. Mihaela Day
    July 17, 2014 at 1:17 am

    I would love to listen to Regina Carter. 🙂

  8. Marci
    July 18, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Dolly Parton!

  9. Daniel M
    July 21, 2014 at 8:55 pm


  10. Claire
    July 25, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I would also love to listen to Regina Carter. Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Stephanie Galbraith
    July 27, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    I’d love to listen to Chenoweth, Kristin.

  12. Eric Rathbun
    July 27, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    I’d like to listen to some of Hilary Han’s music

  13. mrsshukra
    July 27, 2014 at 4:56 pm

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