New York Voices

Reminiscing in Tempo

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New York Voices lives up to its reputation as the most exciting vocal ensemble in jazz...
Boston Herald

After a decade of collaborative, and superlative, releases with large ensembles such as the WDR and Bob Mintzer Big Bands, the New York Voices return to their roots marking their 30th Anniversary with one of the most ambitious, accomplished undertakings in their esteemed catalog. Peter Eldridge, Lauren Kinhan, Darmon Meader & Kim Nazarian worked with revered producer Elliot Scheiner, applying their stamp to standards by Cole Porter & Al Jolson, modern jazz gems from Chick Corea & Fred Hersch, a deeply personal swing-era classic from Duke Ellington, songs by the Beatles & Ivan Lins, and a pair from Cuban classical composer, Ignacio Cervantes. Opening is a tour-de-force rendition of Al Jarreau's lyrical contribution to Brubeck's "Blue Rondo à la Turk," which includes a new vocalese section based off Dave Brubeck's and Paul Desmond's original solos, with lyrics by Lauren Kinhan. Reminiscing in Tempo finds the quartet's individual chops and their collective chemistry to be as powerful as ever, foretelling yet another creative and significant span for this landmark group.


Track Listing:

1 Round, Round, Round (Blue Rondo á la Turk) 7:10
2 Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly 5:06
3 Answered Prayers (É De Deus) 5:03
4 A Dance for Me 3:55
5 Los Tres Golpes 2:05
6 Moments in a Mirror 4:05
7 It's Alright with Me 5:05
8 Reminiscing in Tempo 4:58
9 The Forecast is Sunny 4:45
10 Invitación 4:05
11 Avalon 2:22
12 In My Life 3:10

Performers:

New York Voices is:
Peter Eldridge - voice
Lauren Kinhan - voice
Darmon Meader - voice
Kim Nazarian - vocice

With:
Andy Ezrin - Piano & Rhodes
Peter Eldridge - piano (9)
Alon Yavnai - piano (10)
David Finck - bass (1,4,8,9)
Paul Nowinski - bass (3,7,11)
Will Lee - bass (2)
Ben Wittman - drums (1,2,4,8,9)
Marcello Pellitteri - drums (3,7,11)
Gabriel Hahn - vocal & body percussion (6)
Jay Ashby - percussion (3)
Ben Wittman - percussion (2,9)
Marty Ashby - guitar (3,11)
Jesse Lewis - guitar (2,9)
Darmon Meader - alto and tenor saxophones
Steve Kenyon - baritone saxophone
Frank Greene - trumpet
Tatum Greenblatt - trumpet
Mike Davis - trombone
Randy Andos - trombone

Production Info:

Produced by Elliot Scheiner & Darmon Meader
Recorded & Mixed by Elliot Scheiner
Mastered by Gavin Lurrsen at Lurrsen Mastering, Los Angeles, CA
Recorded at: Avatar Studios, NYC (Asst. Engineer: Gloria Kaba);
The Cabin, NYC (Asst. Engineer: Rich Hill);
Flux Studios, NYC (Asst. Eng: Josh Welshman, Joey Wunsch);
Riverside Studios, Köln, Germany (Engineer: Ralf Kemper);
Esplanade Studios, New Orleans (Engineer: Misha Kachkachishvili);
Birs Recording, Orange, NJ (Engineer: Scott Anderson)
Additional recording by Darmon Meader, Jay Ashby, Ben Wittman
Recording dates: Oct. 17,21-22/2017; Sept. 27-28/2018
Edited by Darmon Meader
Project Coordinator: Dave Love
Photography by Sandrine Lee
Hair by Luisa Pascual
Makeup by Meliza Generosa
Photography Assistant: Jennifer Armstrong
Art Direction & Design: John Bishop


Reviews of Reminiscing in Tempo

All About Jazz (Dan Bilawsky)
4-STARS Time flies, so why shouldn't New York Voices revel in that passage on life's jet stream? Reminiscing In Tempo marks the celebrated vocal quartet's 30th anniversary in style, presenting a dozen performances delivered with imaginative flair. The arrangements and vocals, not surprisingly, are airtight, and the joy in the music is palpable. ...

Amazon (Dr. Debra Jan Bibel )
Jazz vocal ensembles have a long history [recall the Mills Brothers of the 1930's, the Hi-Lo's quartet of the 1950s, Lamberts, Hendricks & Ross of the 1960s, and the Swingle Singers of the 1970s) and several are still active. While Manhattan Transfer continues in its second edition, the New York Voices, founded 30 years ago, continues largely intac ...

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