Love Lost and Found Again

Love Lost and Found Again

by LaVerne Butler
     
 

LaVerne Butler has recorded only sporadically since her 1992 debut, but it isn't due to a lack of talent. Steeped in jazz with an appreciation for R&B, she tackles a mix of Broadway tunes and pop, backed by her frequent collaborator, the gifted pianist Bruce Barth, who also penned the arrangements, along with bassist See more details below

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LaVerne Butler has recorded only sporadically since her 1992 debut, but it isn't due to a lack of talent. Steeped in jazz with an appreciation for R&B, she tackles a mix of Broadway tunes and pop, backed by her frequent collaborator, the gifted pianist Bruce Barth, who also penned the arrangements, along with bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Rudy Royston, with tenor saxophonist Houston Person added on seven tracks. Butler makes it all sound effortless with her expressive alto, gliding through the arrangements as if they've long been part of her repertoire instead of being created just before the sessions. She makes the most of the variety of music, excelling in standards like "I've Told Ev'ry Little Star" and a forgotten gem like Rodgers & Hammerstein's "In My Own Little Corner," but really delivers with a memorable rendition of Charlie Chaplin's decades-old tearful ballad "Smile." Person's presence is welcome, reminiscent of his many appearances in support of the late singer Etta Jones, adding a soulful touch that complements Butler on "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home," "Travelin' Light," and "Be Anything (But Be Mine)."

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2012
Label:
Highnote
UPC:
0632375723927
catalogNumber:
757239
Rank:
166042

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

LaVerne Butler   Primary Artist,Vocals
Houston Person   Tenor Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Bruce Barth   Piano
Rudy Royston   Drums
Ugonna Okegwo   Bass

Technical Credits

Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Bruce Barth   Arranger,Music Direction
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
Joe Fields   Executive Producer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Katsuhiko Naito   Engineer,Mastering
Sidney Clare   Composer
I. Gordon   Composer
Wayne Winborne   Producer
H. Greenfield   Composer
G.D. Weiss   Composer
B. Haymes   Composer
B. Benjamin   Composer
Marcia Hillman   Liner Notes
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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