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.
Thank you, dear Cecile and Daryl. And of course, Miss Ivie.
May your happiness increase!