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Joanne Grauer - Joanne Grauer Introducing Lorraine Feather

Joanne Grauer

Joanne Grauer Introducing Lorraine Feather

Release date: July 30, 2021
Label: Mps
Syle: Jazz
Pianist Joanne Grauer has been a fixture in the Los Angeles area since her teenage years, playing with Stanley Turrentine, Gabor Szabo, and Zoot Sims. Thanks to this album as well as one she recorded in the 50s, Grauer has an international coterie of devoted fans. Theres the added attraction of singer Lorraine Feather. Down Beat has called her work deliciously savvy, and Jazz Times dubbed her vocal interpretations pure genius. A group of ace LA musicians lay a solid foundation. Known for his work with Joe Pass, drummer Colin Baily launches Grauer into a wild-tempered ride on Gork. Barbara Streisands Evergreen offers a touch of funk with Joanne on electric keyboard. The medley Misty Dreams & Ruffys Eyes roams between balladic elegy and frisky up-tempo play. Longing sways to a dreamy Latin beat, while Joanne revisits Michel Legrands Happy, the song she played for the movie Lady Sings the Blues. The next three pieces feature Lorraine Feather. The rocking Latin-laced See You Later has the great saxophonist Ernie Watts trading lines with Feather. Cant Sleep oozes with funky heat and romantic longing, and The Voice features some impressive vocalese by Feather. In Frog Child, Grauers trio ventures into some fast and furious funk, with a bit of bop and free jazz thrown into the mix. The revived interest in this exquisite pianist is well-deserved the album is a surprise of delights!
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