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"Eleanor Rigby" by Sylvia Brooks

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The Arrangement
Sylvia Brooks
SBM Music
2017

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Fiona's Comments

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.

About the Album

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.

Track Listing

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.

Personnel

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).

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August 1, 2017

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