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This tune began its life as an instrumental composition penned by bassist Harvie S on September 10, 2001. Later, he could think of no more appropriate title than "Before."
When Harvie and I first started to discuss ideas for a new cd, he expressed his wish that I lyricise this composition. In doing so, I chose to convey not a literal depiction of the tragedy of September 11, but rather a more universal portrait of the things that change in our lives when the unexpected happens - when the emotional and physical shelters weve come to rely on are taken away.
You can request a copy of the sheet music directly from firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to myself and Harvie, the musicians on this recording are David Udolf (piano) and Daniel Sadownick (percussion).
01. You're Looking at Me (Bobby Troupe) - 5:08; 02. Jamaica Farewell (Irving Burgie) - 4:32; 03. Before (Harvie S/Sherri Roberts) - 3:51; 04. Let Me (Baden Powell/Norman Gimbell) - 4:10; 05. Tell Me My Name (Roger Kellaway/Gene Lees) - 3:24; 06. The Moon's a Harsh Mistress (Jimmy Webb) - 3:56; 07. Return to Paradise (Dimitri Tomkin/Ned Washington) - 4:40; 08. You're Nearer (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart) - 5:20; 09. Do It the Hard Way (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart) - 4:01; 10. Slow Hot Wind (Henry Mancini/Norman Gimbel) - 4:28; 11. Far from New York (Larry Baskett) - 4:50; 12. Por toda minha vida (Antonio Carlos Jobim/Vibicius De Moraes) - 3:10
Sherri Roberts (voce); John Hart (chitarra); David Udolf (piano); Pablo Vergara (piano 2); Harvie S (contrabbasso); Vince Cherico (batteria); Phil Woods (sax alto 1,4); Lew Soloff (tromba 1,5,11); Tim Collins (vibrafono 1,2,7,10,11); Daniel Sadownik (percussioni 3,6,12); Renato Thoms (percussioni 1,2,4,5,7,10,11); Skyler Jett, Daria, Sherri Roberts (background vocals 2)
July 12, 2006
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