Arizona Daily Star featured No Place to Fall, the latest album by Kathleen Grace, USC Thornton alumna and current Jazz Studies faculty. The album was recorded with Grammy-winning producer Sheldon Gomberg. Though Grace has a jazz background, No Place to Fall features some songs with a more country and folk appeal inspired by her Tucson roots.
“Creating the songs felt like coming home a little bit,” she said. “There was a connection. I found myself writing about what really mattered to me.”
Amid the original tracks are covers from a range of artists that Grace admires. The release includes Duke Ellington’s “Mood Indigo” up against Tom Waits’ “The Briar and the Rose” and The Meat Puppets’ “Plateau.”
“Because I have these jazz roots, I can really adapt anything,” she said. “It is hard to believe, but I think it makes sense when you hear it.”
Tucson Weekly also reviewed the album.