Pisces the Dreamer

by Annie Chen Sextet

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about

I was surrounded by Chinese traditional music growing up. While this is undoubtedly part of my identity today, but jazz spoke to me in a way I hadn't heard before. While my lyrics literally tell my story, the music that accompanies them is what brings it to life. Jazz is about being in the moment, like these different complex elements interacting to create the music, I need my whole collection of feelings to make my music whole. It is through this complexity and this struggle that I find freedom.

There is beauty in sadness, for what is to know joy without also knowing sorrow? This is what I want my music to embody,and this is Pisces's World.

credits

released April 20, 2014

ANNIE CHEN - vocal, compositions,lyrics
BORIS ACOSTA JARAMILLO - piano, arrangements
JOSEPH HAN - bass
JOOCHAN IM - drums
RAFAL SARNECKI - guitar
TATUM GREENBLATT - trumpet
PAULO STAGNARO - percussion (track 5)
MICHEL GONZALEZ - guitar (track 5)
CHING-HSUAN WANG - violin, viola (track 3)
RAJ KAPPOR - Cello (track 3)

Recorded by SHAO-TING SUN at James L. Dolan Studio, New York, NY on March.16-17, 2014.
Mixed by SHAO-TING SUN at James L. Dolan Studio, New York, NY
Mastered by SHAO-TING SUN at James L. Dolan Studio,New York, NY

Photography: SABRINA LIU
Package Design: JIE YANG

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Annie Chen New York, New York

Vocalist, composer, and bandleader Annie Chen has led ensembles varying from duos up to her current octet, and has performed her original music at major venues in the city. Chen’s original compositions which reveal a cohesive musical vision that integrates her influences from across traditional Chinese, Western classical, gospel, Middle Eastern, Eastern European and alternative rock music. ... more

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Track Name: Black Pisces
I hope that you remember when..
Something came down deeply from where..
It likes pisces flowing around and around my head.

In the middle of some places.
Your breathe is with a breeze.
I would want you, come and go.
 
Hold on, hold on, hold on.....come and go.
 
Catching me, running away, if you please.
Will you keep telling me how I feel.
Trying me, waving up, if you please.
I'm falling, falling,falling the way you do.

You're ruling, ruling,ruling and taking my air.
It ripples like the deepest ocean.
You're ruling, ruling, ruling the way I float.
It shows like the color of the sky.
Track Name: I Didn't Know What Time It Was
I didn't know what time it was
Then I met you
Oh, what a lovely time it was
How sublime it was too
I didn't know what day it was
You held my hand
Warm like the month of May it was
And I'll say it was grand
Grand to be alive, to be young
To be mad, to be yours alone
Grand to see your face, feel your touch
Hear your voice say, "I'm all your own"
I didn't know what year it was
Life was no prize
I wanted love and here it was
Shining out of your eyes
I'm wise and I know what time it is now
Track Name: Moon Dreamer
Hold a deep blue moon in the midnight.
Got the shadows painting our faces.
All the people are quite as their soul asleep.
Traces of mystery fly in our heads.
 
I'm just by your side with blue silver light.
Only shinning till the evening ends.
You know heaven gonna catch a half moon.
And you already pointed out the way we do.
 
Hush now, you don't have to answer me.
Hush now, there's no need to speak.
I'm the moon dreamer tonight.
Gaze at your eyes all night long.

Hush,hush,hush
Moon dreamer is in your way
Hush,hush,hush
Look at the deep blue sky
Track Name: Run Sailing
Whole afternoon, passing me by.
I watch the purple color sky.
Sun is sinking till disappearing.
Evening light, spread his wing, cover the world.

Wait for you, like waiting for another winter.
Bring me in the darkness.

What should I do?
But run and run...
Taking me to darker life what we do.

What should I do?
But sail and sail...
Taking me to even one place to hide.

When the morning comes, love is strong still.
Cause you're the pirate map, lighting our life.
Track Name: Besame Mucho
Bésame, bésame mucho
Como si fuera esta noche
La última vez

Bésame, bésame mucho
Que tengo miedo a perderte
Perderte después

Bésame, bésame mucho
Como si fuera esta noche
La última vez

Bésame, bésame mucho
Que tengo miedo a perderte
Perderte después

Quiero tenerte muy cerca
Mirarme en tus ojos
Verte junto a mi
Piensa que tal ves mañana
Yo ya estaré lejos
Muy lejos de ti

Bésame, bésame mucho
Como si fuera esta noche
La última vez

Bésame, bésame mucho
Como si fuera esta noche
La última vez
Track Name: I've Found You
I won't need to pretend,
That I want to stop breathing.
I won't need to pretend,
That I'm good at living.

We'll speak of the day break,
The answer to question.
We'll speak of the night fall,
Overtime, over tired.

I gave you all that I have inside.
That ever I told you, you took them all.

This may come,
Come as some surprise.
But I still miss you, miss you.

In the million miles,
Love is on your trip.
That silvery night,
Yours is mine.

The moon and the stars,
Hanging over the head.
It took this so long,
But I've found you.
Track Name: Things I Know
Never know,
Now I feel apart at the seams.
Why I've lost,
Like someone else design.
For a while,
Look for my own light.
See my eyes,
This burning inside so real.
Let me be mine.
 
Things I know...
Since I knew myself to be.

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