Marianne Faithfull to play Montreal Jazz Fest in July

With her new album, "Horses and Heels," coming out, Marianne Faithfull will be showcasing new material when she join this year’s Montreal Jazz Festival.
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With her new album, "Horses and Heels," coming out next week (June 28th; Naïve Records) Marianne Faithfull will be showcasing new material when she joins artists like KD Lang and the B 52’s at this year’s Montreal Jazz Festival.

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"Horses and High Heels" consists of four originals and eight covers ranging from Carole King’s “Going Back” to Greg Dulli & Mark Lanegan’s “The Stations.” Four of the tracks feature virtuosic guitarist John Porter (Eric Clapton, The Smiths) while Lou Reed and Dr. John/MC5’s Wayne Kramer each make cameos on multiple songs. It was recorded in New Orleans and features a core of local musicians.

Hal Willner (Laurie Anderson, Allen Ginsberg), who also helmed Marianne’s critically-acclaimed 2009 collection of covers and duets: "Easy Come, Easy Go," produced the album.

The songs touch on everything from soul, blues, folk, country, jazz-pop perkiness, and beguiling guitar-rock.

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