Blue Alert is a jazz album recorded by Anjani, girlfriend and longtime backing singer of iconic Canadian singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen, who also produced the album and wrote the lyrics. Also on the production team was John Lissauer, known for having previously produced two of Cohen's albums: New Skin for the Old Ceremony (1974) and Various Positions (1984).
The album was released in Canada on May 2, in USA on May 19, and in Europe on June 5, 2006, by Columbia Records. It debuted at #16 of Billboard's Top 200 Jazz Albums.
* Leonard Cohen – Arranger, Producer
* Larry Corbett – Cello
* Bruce Dukov – Violin
* Danny Frankel – Drums
* Pamela Goldsmith – Viola
* Brian Leonard – Violin
* Greg Liesz – Lap Steel Guitar
* John Lissauer – Clarinet, Arranger, Keyboards, Sax (Baritone)
* Jeremy Lubbock – String Arrangements
* Lian Lunson – Photography, Video Producer, Video Director
* Stephen Marcussen – Mastering
* Michael Petit – Graphic Design, Booklet
* Ed Sanders – Producer, Engineer, MixingThis text has been derived from Blue Alert (album) on Wikipedia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License 3.0
Anjani Thomas (born 10 July 1959) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist, best known for her work with singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, as well as Carl Anderson, Frank Gambale, and Stanley Clarke. She became a solo artist in 2000.
Anjani was born in Honolulu, Hawaii where she trained in guitar, piano and voice. She attended Berklee College of Music for a year then moved to New York City to a pursue a music career.
She performed in jazz clubs before meeting producer John Lissauer, who hired her to provide backup vocals on Leonard Cohen's influential song "Hallelujah" from Various Positions. Anjani went on to tour with Cohen in 1985, as his keyboardist and backup vocalist, and has regularly worked with Cohen ever since, lending her talents to I'm Your Man, The Future, and Dear Heather.http
Anjani launched a solo career with Anjani in 2000 followed by The Sacred Names in 2001 – an ode to the Aramaic, Greek and Hebrew names of God. In 2006, Cohen contributed lyrics and production talents to Anjani's music and arrangements for Blue Alert on Columbia Records. The song "Blue Alert" was used in a 2007 Old Navy TV spot.
* Anjani (2000)
* Sacred Names (2003)
* Blue Alert (2006)
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mr:अंजनी थॉमसThis text has been derived from Anjani on Wikipedia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License 3.0