If the Moon Turns Green (Remastered) Diana Panton
- 1Destination Moon03:22
- 2You Were Never Lovelier: I'm old fashioned03:19
- 3It's Like Reaching for the Moon02:44
- 4If the Moon Turns Green04:34
- 5Reaching for the Moon03:37
- 6Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars05:07
- 7Moonlight Serenade04:55
- 8There Ought to Be a Moonlight Savings Time03:25
- 9A Litte Girl a Little Boy a Little Moon03:27
- 10Moon and Sand03:43
- 11Music in the Air: I've Told Ev'ry Little Star02:52
- 12A Handful of Stars03:28
- 13Oh, you Crazy Moon03:50
- 14So Many Stars05:00
- 15Fly Me to the Moon04:26
- 16Moon River: Breakfast at Tiffany's: Moon River03:28
Info for If the Moon Turns Green (Remastered)
Diana Panton's gifted voice has a direct penetrating power, full of an emotional conviction that her contemporaries lack. The combination of her ethereal and graceful singing skill, appealingly luscious voice and her ability to deliver the lyrics as a storyteller make Diana Panton simply irresistible.
Diana Panton has quietly become one of the brightest lights on the jazz scene today. Her work is consistently praised by listeners and music critics alike for her ethereal vocals, exceptional song selection and emotional intensity. "Her diaphanous vocal sound never insists and her high speed vibrato is like the beat of a hummingbird's heart - natural, untainted and pure." (Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, Wholenote Magazine)
Her keen aesthetic sense has attracted the attention of some of the jazz world’s most respected masters.
"if the moon turns green ..." Diana’s sophomore album won the first place jury-selection to perform at the 2007 Jazz at Juan, Revelations in France where she was voted Première Dauphine by the Juan public. CBC radio host Tim Tamashiro named her one of Canada’s TOP 5 Jazz Vocalists.
"There has been a lot of buzz around Diana Panton since her first CD was released in 2005, and as all of us cynics know, sometimes buzz is justified and sometimes it isn’t. In Panton’s case, I am happy to add my voice to the chorus of praise and report that the buzz is utterly justified. Her second CD “If the Moon Turns Green” is a gorgeous collection of star-and –moon-themed standards." (Cathy Riches, WholeNote Magazine)
Diana Panton, vocals
Don Thompson, piano, bass
Reg Schwager, guitar
Neil Swainson, double bass
Recorded August 2006 at Inception Sound Studios, Toronto, Canada
Her keen aesthetic sense has attracted the attention of some of the jazz world’s most respected masters. When Order of Canada and legendary multi-instrumentalist Don Thompson first heard Panton sing at age 19, he recommended she audition for the reputed jazz workshop at the Banff Center for the Arts (Canada). There, she studied under Norma Winstone (and in subsequent visits, Jay Clayton and Sheila Jordan). "When the great singer Sheila Jordan said Diana Panton 'sounds like the sweetest bird you'll ever hear', she helped define some of the ephemeral delicacy that marks Panton as unique." (Stuart Broomer, Toronto Life)
Before recording her first album, Panton completed an Honours Masters degree in French literature and fulfilled a teaching engagement at the University of Paris (France), followed by a position as a French Sessional Lecturer at McMaster University (Canada). She then completed a teaching degree in French, Visual and Dramatic Arts which would eventually lead to her current position at Westdale Secondary (Canada).
When the time finally arrived to go into the studio, national award-winning guitarist Reg Schwager was invited to join Don Thompson for some stellar accompaniment behind Panton’s pure vocals. The late great Montreal jazz critic Len Dobbin called “...yesterday perhaps” one of the finest debut CDs he had heard in years! It landed Diana on the covers of VIEW and NOW Magazine and the album made NOW's TOP 10 Discs of the Year. The album was also awarded a Silver Disc Award upon its release in Japan in 2011.
Since her initial CD release, Panton’s career has been gathering steady momentum. Her impressive catalogue of internationally acclaimed albums have garnered numerous honours, including a second Silver Disc Award in Japan, three JUNO nominations, 7 Hamilton Music Awards, a host of National Jazz Award nominations, Canadian and American Independent Music Award nominations. Her sophomore album, "if the moon turns green ..." was the first place jury-selection to perform at the Jazz à Juan Révélations where she was voted Première Dauphine by the Juan public. Most recently, she was named one of Canada’s TOP 5 Jazz Vocalists by CBC radio host Tim Tamashiro.
One gets the feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg for Panton... this artist is on the brink of something big.