Maurice Hines: To Nat King Cole With Love

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Maurice Hines-vocalsJami Dauber-trumpetTanya Darby-trumpetWycliffe Gordon-tromboneLisa Parrott-baritone saxRalph Lala...



Maurice Hines-vocals
Jami Dauber-trumpet
Tanya Darby-trumpet
Wycliffe Gordon-trombone
Lisa Parrott-baritone sax
Ralph Lalama-tenor sax
Karolina Strassmayer-alto sax and flute
Howard Alden-guitar
James Chirillo-guitar
Ben Brown-bass
Bob Cranshaw-bass
Frank Owens-piano
Sherrie Maricle-drums

Arrangements by Tommy Newsom

Maurice is world-renowned as a dancer, actor, director and choreographer but this recording exposes his dimension as a singer who is comfortably in the tradition of jazz instrumentalists, heartfelt and casual, with an inimitable sound. He treats the lyrics with affectionate reverence because he knows what Ted Koehler or Ira Gershwin meant, and his gently conversational phrasing brings new life to music we know well. He is not just a spendid actor who also sings; he is a dancer and choreographer who intuitively knows the right tempo and most importantly makes every nuance of the lyric count.

Unforgettable, It's Only A Paper Moon, The Very Thought of You, Walkin' My Baby Back Home, Smile, Little Girl, When I Fall In Love, Get Your Kicks on Route 66, Nevertheless (I'm In Love with You), Almost Like Being In Love, I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face, This Can't Be Love, Love Is Here to Stay, Dream, L-O-V-E

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