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The Pulse: Sarah Elizabeth Charles and Jarrett Cherner Reflect on Their New Album, 'Tone'

On this episode of The Pulse, Sarah Elizabeth Charles and Jarrett Cherner (adorably joined at times by their cat, Raj), discuss the process of creating their new album, Tone; working creatively as life partners; and producing music in a “new normal.”

Tone, the first duo album from Charles and Cherner, was completed in quarantine and released on Nov. 6. It’s a proverbial Balm in Gilead for a society plagued with uncertainty. With lyrics that promote loving kindness of self and others, the project endeavors to reset the tone of what has been a challenging time for so many of us. 

As a singer-songwriter, Charles has collaborated with Christian Scott ATunde Adjuah, George Cables, the world jazz collective Ajoyo and her own band SCOPE, among others. She is also an adjunct professor, having designed her own course on Jazz and Gender at The New School.

Cherner trained at the New England Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music, and has performed the world over with his trio. He is also the founder of the label BaldHill Records, and an educator with the New York Jazz Academy, both privately and via Skype from his Brooklyn studio. 

Tone is available now; find it here.