Ilona Knopfler – Live The Life - AudioSoundMusic
Ilona Knopfler – Live The Life - AudioSoundMusic
Ilona Knopfler – Live The Life - AudioSoundMusic
Ilona Knopfler – Live The Life - AudioSoundMusic

Ilona Knopfler – Live The Life

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Ilona Knopfler – Vocals

Roger Rosenburg - Vocals

Kim Nazarian – Background vocals

Jay Ashby - Trombone

Marty Ashby - Guitar

Gildas Boclé - Bass

Tatjana Mead Chamis - Viola

Paquito D'Rivera - Clarinet

Mike Davis - Trombone

James Genus - Bass

Jamey Haddad - Drums, Percussion

Antonio Hart – Alto Saxophone

Jim Hynes - Trumpet

Ingrid Jensen - Trumpet

Sean Jones - Trumpet

Alain Mallet - Celeste, Piano

Darmon Meader - Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone

Marcello Pellitteri - Drums

Rufus Reid - Bass

Roger M. Rosenburg - Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone

Steve Shehan - Percussion, Trombone

Mike Tamaro – Alto & Tenor saxophone

Anne Williams - Cello

Arranged by Doctor John Wilson, Alain Mallet, Eugene Maslov, Jay Ashby, Darmon Meader


1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press :  unspecified

Label :  Cisco Music

Original label : Cisco Music

Recorded at Sony Studios and Les Editions du Palais

Engineered by Philippe Laffont, Richard King

Mixed by Jay Ashby at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Produced by Al Pryor, Jay Ashby

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at AcousTech Mastering, Camarillo, CA

Lacquer cut by Kevin Gray

Liner Notes by Gretchen Carhartt

Photography by Parish Kohanim              

Design by Janet Wolsborn

Originally released in 2005


Tracks :

Side A:

  1. I'm Going To Live The Life I Sing About In My Song
  2. But For Now
  3. Ask Me Now (How I Wish)
  4. Throw It Away
  5. Alone Together

Side B:

  1. Comment Allez-Vous
  2. Dansez Sur Moi (Girl Talk)
  3. Le Jazz Et La Java
  4. Les Moulins De Mon Coeur


Reviews :

“Jazz vocalist Ilona Knopfler sings in both English and French on Live the Life. Accompanied by an international band that adds its special musical flavorings, Knopfler swings, scats, and offers her expressive interpretations of music from the pens of such great composers as Ivan Lins, Thelonious Monk, Abbey Lincoln, and Thomas Dorsey among others. Opening with a great cover of "I'm Going to Live the Life I Sing About," this song traverses three distinct styles. The intro is characterized by its a cappella harmonization behind Knopfler's motive development. It then segues into a bass and vocals duet in English that spotlights her comprehensive phrasing before a burst of French harmonization leads to an intense straight-ahead jazz solo by saxophonist Antonio Hart. On "Le Jazz et la Java," which is also sung in French, Knopfler engages in a conversation with trumpeter Sean Jones. (...). Knopfler's vocal tones cover the mezzo-soprano to alto range, but on this highly entertaining offering, she eloquently alternates the harmonic rhythm, supportive and interactive comping, and soloist's viewpoint in two languages with seamless ease and professionalism. Highly recommended. » AllMusic Review by Paula Edelstein



AllMusic 4 / 5 ; Discogs 3.5 / 5

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