It is music carved in stone, etched in memory. Hers is a voice in the tradition of the best chanteuse: seductive, yet always on the edge of breaking. To date Jerry’s career is measured less by a ruthless gameplan than a free-floating trip with liked-minded talents. Hailing from a family steeped in blues, jazz, traditional Irish folk and country, Jerry was raised on songs of love and murder.
Her first album, Jerry Burns, released on Columbia/Sony Music, fused the talents of world-class producers, Stephen Hague and Bob Clearmountain along with co-songwriter/ musician, Bobby Henry and included two singles, the haunting Pale Red and the enchanting Completely My Dear. Her song, Wings of Desire featured on the motion picture soundtrack of Walking and Talking for Miramax Films. Jerry’s collaboration with composer, Craig Armstrong, on his first solo album for Virgin, The Space Between Us, resulted in This Love, performed by Elizabeth Fraser of the Cocteau Twins and subsequently covered by artists, Nick Warren, Bryan Ferry and Sarah Brightman. The song also features on Armstrong’s Filmworks, his first major compilation of movie compositions and on the soundtracks of La Femme Nikita, Cruel Intentions and on Gilles Mackinnon’s Tara Road, performed by Jerry. Signed to Monument Music, sister company of Melankolic, Jerry’s next collaboration with composer Sally Herbert produced a series of gorgeous orchestral tracks, including Angel, featured on the film soundtrack of Crush. Working with various members of Massive Attack, including Horace Andy, she co-wrote After All for his album, Living In The Flood.
Later, working in Paris with Luc Besson on the film La Turbulence Des Fluides, directed by Manon Briand, Jerry collaborated on the track Close My Eyes. Jerry’s most recent work continues to cross artistic borders, currently co-writing with Craig Armstrong on his latest project, Winona. Her long love affair with dance includes choreographic workshop pieces for Scottish Ballet, most recently in 2008 with Angel, choreographed by Leigh Alderson, with previous works, Map Of The Human Heart, choreographed by Luc Ahmet and Oliver Rydout and Wings of Desire choreographed by Catarina Lappin. Jerry’s latest project is a new album, working with various writers and reuniting her with composer, Sally Herbert. Like a private view, the tracks featured here provide a fitting soundtrack for those of us who’ve ever loved and lost.
Jerry’s songs, elegantly wrought and timeless, speak to every wounded heart and dispossessed soul that wanders in the night searching for some kind of consolation, the comforting words of a stranger, a place to call home. They are longing to be found. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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