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THIS COULD BE THE ONE is Vancouver based vocalist/composer Karin Plato’s fi­rst release in almost a decade. For this recording she includes mostly original songs composed over a span of several years as well as a few songs from other genres of music including country, pop and jazz specifi­cally arranged for her quintet (Karin Plato, Chris Gestrin, James Danderfer, Laurence Mollerup and Joe Poole) with guest trombonist Rod Murray on two songs plus guest vocalist blues star Jim Byrnes sings on a duet with Karin and vocalist Rebecca Shoichet on another duet.


Karin describes the songs and themes as “characters” many of us meet in our life journey. Some of the songs are more related to a feeling or an experience and some are more desirable than others. We may ­find ourselves savouring a hot summer day, breezeless and calm, fi­lled with the scent of sweet flowers. On occasion we meet identifi­able characters: insomnia, love. There may be a loss where sadness envelopes the heart or the opposite may take place; true happiness. It’s all a part of the beautiful game of life.


A fine composer, she writes some lines that a lesser singer would not be able to execute…there’s the delicate voice that seems caress each note but on this release, she is also singing out!”

Dianne Donovan - Voices In Jazz, CKUA Radio


“Conveys a sense of reserved melancholy…Thanks to the absolutely impeccable production, there is a lot of wide-open space in the sound”

Stuart Derdeyn - The Vancouver Sun/The Vancouver Province


“Hearts certainly interact on Ms. Plato’s 11-song seventh album, especially when she and blues singer Jim Byrnes duet on What Came Before.”

Malcolm Parry - The Vancouver Sun


Recorded at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver July 2017

Producer – Karin Plato

Recording & Mixing Engineer - Sheldon Zaharko

Assistant Engineer – Nick Civiero

Mastering Engineer – Graemme Brown

Arrangements – Karin Plato

Graphic design – Paul Norton & Karin Plato

Sketches & photographs – Gorm Damborg



Karin Plato - vocals (piano on Heart and Soul)

James Danderfer - clarinet & bass clarinet

Chris Gestrin - piano

Laurence Mollerup - bass

Joe Poole - drums

With guests:

Rebecca Shoichet - vocals

Jim Byrnes - vocals

Rod Murray - trombone

Track listing (title, time, composer)


  • This Could Be The One – 3:42 - Karin Plato
  • I’ve Just Seen A Face – 6:00 - Lennon & McCartney
  • Sweet Summer – 5:30 – Karin Plato
  • July – 8:45 – Karin Plato
  • Take Time – 4:14 – Karin Plato
  • I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – 4:47 – Hank Williams
  • What Came Before – 3:53 – Karin Plato
  • Life Is A Beautiful Game – 3:47 – Karin Plato
  • Insomnia – 6:15 – Karin Plato
  • Heart and Soul – 4:27 – H. Carmichael & F. Loesser
  • Sorrow – 4:40 – Karin Plato

This Could Be The One CD

SKU: KP0418
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