Saxophonist Eric Marienthal Bringing ‘It’s Love’ To Catalina Jazz Club

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Photo: RICHARD A. BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images

Saxophonist [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Eric Marienthal[/lastfm] has been busy working on his brand new album, It’s Love, featuring seven new, original love ballads as well as three artistically interpreted covers of beloved love songs.

With the help of a few famous friends including the record’s producer, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Chuck Loeb[/lastfm], Eric holds nothing back as he expresses true emotional intensity through soulful compositions and melodies on It’s Love. Eric just recently sat down with Pat Prescott to give a behind the scenes look at his new romantic release, which you can see him perform live this week at Catalina Jazz Club.

Enlisting the help from friends like Yellowjackets’ Russell Ferrante and Jimmy Haslip, Brian Culbertson and Jeff Lorber, Eric’s new album is all about one thing – love.

It’s Love boasts seven new compositions and three newly interpreted covers of familiar love ballads of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Brenda Russell[/lastfm]‘s “Get Here,”  [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Duke Ellington[/lastfm]‘s “In A Sentimental Mood” and a bossa nova-fied version [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm]‘ “Can’t Buy Me Love.”

Pat recently sat down with Eric Marienthal to talk about making the record and share a few stories of the process. Listen to the audio below for the full interview!


Eric Marienthal Tour Dates:

  • 3/14 YOSHI’S, OAKLAND, CA
  • 3/15 ANTHOLOGY, SAN DIEGO
  • 3/16 – 18 CATALINA JAZZ CLUB
  • 3/19 SPAGHETTINI JAZZ & SUPPER CLUB, SEAL BEACH, CA
  • 3/20 – 21 JAZZ ALLEY, SEATTLE
  • 3/23 SOILED DOVE, DENVER
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