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Nice take on an old tune by a great band that keep things moving and swinging. Mark Winkler's voice would bench nicely in choir between Al Jarreau and Randy Newman.
Going where no one has gone before, Jazz Singer/songwriter Mark Winkler tackles the songbook of legendary 60s/70s icon Laura Nyro–and does it his way. Mark covers Laura’s more well known tunes (Stoned Soul Picnic, And When I Die and Sweet Blindness) and some choice album tracks, revisiting her songs that are melting pots of jazz and pop and soul and taking them to the “jazz” side.
And When I Die; Stone Soul Picnic; California Shoeshine Boy; Time and Love; Sweet Blindness; He’s a Runner; Emmie; Upstairs By a Chinese Lamp; Buy and Sell; Save the Country; Billy’s Blues.
Mark Winkler: vocals; Eli Brueggemann: piano (1, 3-6, 8) organ (1, 5); Rick Eames: piano (2, 3); Jamieson Trotter: piano (7); Eric Reed: piano (10, 11); Dan Lutz: bass; Pat Kelly: guitar (2); Anthony Wilson: guitar (7); Larry Koonse: guitar (5, 8, 9); Peter Buck: drums, percussion (1, 3-6, 8, 9); Dave Tull: drums, percussion (2); Michael Smith: percussion (7, 8); Bob Sheppard: tenor saxophone (1, 4, 5), flute(8); Nolan Shaheed: trumpet (5); Mitch Ellis: background vocals (2); Cheryl Bentyne: background vocals (7); John Mills: background vocals (5); Elmer Hopper: background vocals (5).
April 19, 2013
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