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Gloria Cooper

Dedicated To You

ORIGIN 82450

“...her voice has a soft quality...a fine ensemble feel with good solos.”
Marcia Hillman

With a focus on music by jazz composers and musicians, originally performed and recorded as instrumentals, New York pianist/vocalist Gloria Cooper and producer/arranger/trumpeter Don Sickler present an intriguing new repertoire for vocalists. Featured are works by Hank Mobley, Tommy Turrentine, Renee Rosnes and James Williams along with two standards - the title track and Johnny Mercer's classic Come Rain or Come Shine.

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TRACKS:

1. All My Love, Especially For You 5:21
2. Just A Little Boy 7:12
3. Garden In The Sand 5:48
4. Two Reflect As One 5:08
5. Dedicated To You 5:18
6. Seabreeze 6:12
7. Something Unusual 4:35
8. You Never Leave My Mind 5:50
9. Reveling In The Beat 4:24
10. Big Brown Eyes 4:24
11. Without You 4:45
12. Come Rain Or Come Shine 5:57

PERFORMERS:

GLORIA COOPER - voice/piano
DON SICKLER - trumpet/flugelhorn
WAYNE ESCOFFERY - soprano & tenor saxophones
FREDDIE BRYANT - guitar
TIM GIVENS - bass
VINCE CHERICO - drums

PRODUCTION:

Produced by DON SICKLER
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by RUDY VAN GELDER
at Van Gelder Recording Studio, Inc.,
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Recorded October 1 & 21, 2004
Assistant engineer: MAUREEN SICKLER
Cover photograph: SPENCER LLOYD
Rose photographs: TODD BISHOP
Cover Design: JOHN BISHOP

REVIEWS:

All About Jazz/New York (Marcia Hillman)
This is a very pleasing offering that came as a result of Gloria Cooper's editing of the Second Floor Music publication Sing Jazz. Many of the songs covered in the publication she was not familiar with, prompting her to record a new CD featuring some of this material. A large number these songs started out their lives as instrumentals with lyrics a ...

 

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