Daryl Sherman Johnny Mercer Centennial Tribute
Arbors RecordsARCD: 19388
Jerry Dodgion-alto saxophone
Wycliffe Gordon-trombone, vocal (tracks 6, 14)
Howard Alden-guitar, banjo (track 10)
Jay Leonhart-bass, vocal (tracks 10, 14)
Chuck Redd-drums, vibraphone
Marian McPartland-piano (track 13)
Barbara Carroll-piano (track 9)
"Even seasoned Mercer fans will find some new treasures here, revealed by that indefatigable guide to the Great American Songbook, Daryl Sherman. A musician as well as a singer, Daryl has a special affinity for Mercer and has been no stranger to his work ... Johnny Mercer, I'm certain, would have loved Daryl Sherman's tribute, which avoids the obvious and illuminates the full range of his legacy. I doubt there«ll be a better one."
—Dan Morgenstern, Director of Rutgers University«s Institute of Jazz Studies
"The most notable product of the Johnny Mercer Centennial is pianist-singer Daryl Sherman's current album, Johnny Mercer: A Centennial Tribute. Its also the most festive: The program unfolds like an all-star concert, with no shortage of guest stars."
Tracks from Daryl Sherman«s CD "Johnny Mercer: A Centennial Tribute" are featured in Clint Eastwood«s new film "Celebrating Johnny Mercer" which recently played on the Turner Classic Movies network.
I'm Shadowing You, Little Ingenue, Midnight Sun, Jeepers Creepers, Come Rain or Come Shine, The Bathtub Ran Over Again, Lazy Bones, Peter Piper, I Thought About You, At the Jazz Band Ball, Charade, Dream, Twilight World, Here Come the British