I have a new CD coming out early this summer.  With the help of a commission from the Jerome Foundation, I spent 2010 composing all of the music and the first half of 2011 writing the lyrics.  Here is what Tzadik has to say about it:

“Following upon her acclaimed first CD for Tzadik, Songs of Synastry and Solitude (2009), Jessica Pavone has created a beautiful and evocative song cycle that meditates  on themes of destruction and rebuilding, migration, falsities, and undeniable truths.  Adding the heartfelt voice of Emily Manzo and long time associate Mary Halvorson, to the Toomai String quintet along with a dynamic rhythm section (Tomas Fujiwara), the music is explorative and lyrical.  Pavone continues her imaginative exploration of new and exciting ways to present stories and song forms in chamber music contexts with this latest offering.”