FOR IVIE: CECILE McLORIN SALVANT / DARYL SHERMAN at the WHITLEY BAY CLASSIC JAZZ PARTY (Nov. 3, 2013)

Jazz parties sometimes are stereotyped as loud — raucous affairs where one high-energy band or singer succeeds another.  This isn’t true, and I offer this tender interlude from last year’s Whitley Bay Classic Jazz Party — in honor of Miss Ivie Anderson.  The very expressive Cecile McLorin Salvant is joined here by the underrated pianist (and much-loved singer) Daryl Sherman to summon up a vanished era and the entire Ellington band of 1937 in the Mack Gordon – Harry Revel THERE’S A LULL IN MY LIFE:

And although you may be completely captivated (and rightly so) by Cecile’s singing on a first hearing, I would draw your attention to Daryl’s perfectly subtle accompaniment — with the verse.  I think Daryl’s final chord is as touching as anything that has preceded it.

LULL IN MY LIFE sheet

Thank you, dear Cecile and Daryl.  And of course, Miss Ivie.

May your happiness increase!

 

3 responses to “FOR IVIE: CECILE McLORIN SALVANT / DARYL SHERMAN at the WHITLEY BAY CLASSIC JAZZ PARTY (Nov. 3, 2013)

  1. I am a big fan of Cecile’s~ I remember the first time I heard her on JAZZ LIVES . I kept listening to her,,over and over. Oh my gosh! What a voice, Not much to say about Daryl that you haven’t said dear nephew..and I totally agree with you. Thank you for this special post.

  2. Don "Zoot" Conner

    Love these two expressive ladies-they should be recording together. I also love the tune. Michael, you’re the second coming of John Hammond.

  3. Aw, shucks, Sir. I’m just a lucky so-and-so who manages to be in wonderful places with a video camera.

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