Last Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, I got a welcome call from Neal Sapper, head of New World ‘n Jazz. Neal has been spearheading introducing my new album, “Certain Elements,” to jazz stations. Copies mailed out about five weeks ago.
“This is the kind of call,” Neal said, “that I love to make — the album charted this week!” He was talking about the prestigious Jazz Week chart, which tracks radio play on reporting jazz stations in cities across the country as well as select satellite and internet stations that broadcast to the world. The album debuted on Jazz Week at #44. It’s hard to describe how the news feels, but in one word, "SWEET." Sweet to know that this music is getting a chance and getting heard, and that, based on some of the notes I’ve received, it’s touching people. As a music-maker, there is nothing better.
Thank you to Neal and Matt at New World ‘n Jazz, to the stations playing the music, to every single person who has dropped me a line to say congrats and celebrate the news with me— and to all who are hearing these songs. … Much Love, Karla