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Livah-poo-elles fhi-nesT. A Lennon heartbreaker, covered with an almost husky vocal from Sylvia Brooks, and an almost growling sax feature from Bruce 'Badabs' Babad.
Sylvia provides a breathtaking reminder of the power of this Lennon-McCartney classic, which immediately raises the question: Why haven’t more vocalists recorded it? She infuses this devastating study of alienation with a jazz-steeped sensibility that builds to Bruce Babad’s soulful tenor solo. Christian Jacob’s quietly dramatic arrangement keys on his thick Fender Rhodes chords and Larry Koonse’s guitar.
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps; Cold Cold Heart; Body and Soul; Eleanor Rigby; What I Was Thinking; Midnight Sun; Maybe I’m a Fool’ Guess Who I Saw Today; Besame Mucho; The Tender Trap; Sweet Surrender; Night and Day; Never Lem Me Go; Angel Eyes.
Sylvia Brooks: vocals; Otmaro Ruiz: piano (1,6,9), arrangement (1,9); Quinn Johnson: piano (2,5,7), arrangement (2,5,7); Jeff Colella: piano (3,8,12), arrangement (3,8,12); Christian Jacob: piano (4,10,11,13,14), arrangement (4,11,13); Kim Richmond: alto saxophone (1,6,9,10,14), arrangement (6,10,14); Sezin Ahmet Turkmenoglu: bass (1,6,9); Trey Henry: bass (2,5,7); Chris Colangelo: bass (3,4,8,12); David Hughes: bass (10,14); Aaron Serfaty: drums (1,6,9), percussion (3,12); Tom Brechtlein: drums (2,3,5,7); Kendall Kay: drums (3,4,8,12,13); Jamey Tate: drums (10,14); Bob Sheppard: tenor saxophone (1,6,9,10,14); Jeff Driskill: tenor saxophone (2,5,7); Bruce Babad: flute and tenor saxophone (4,8,12,13) Francisco Torres: trombone (1,6,7,9); Juilane Gralle: bass trombone (1,9); Brian Swartz: trumpet (1,6,9,10,14); Michael Stever: trumpet (2,5,7); Ron Stout: flugelhorn (1,3,8,12,13); Will Brahm: guitar (1,6,9,10,14); Larry Koonse: guitar (3,4,12,13).
August 1, 2017
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