Moon and Sand

Moon and Sand

by John Proulx
     
 
Pianist and singer John Proulx makes his recording debut as a leader with Moon and Sand, a trio date with veterans Chuck Berghofer (bass) and Joe La Barbera (drums), that focuses primarily on favorite standards. Proulx has a light but swinging vocal style, never overdoing it, while his piano playing is equally effective. He adds

Overview

Pianist and singer John Proulx makes his recording debut as a leader with Moon and Sand, a trio date with veterans Chuck Berghofer (bass) and Joe La Barbera (drums), that focuses primarily on favorite standards. Proulx has a light but swinging vocal style, never overdoing it, while his piano playing is equally effective. He adds a bossa nova undercurrent in the enticing "Moon and Sand," shows a playful touch in "Alice in Wonderland," and showcases Berghofer prominently in the delicious duet of Duke Ellington's "Do Nothin' Til You Hear from Me," in which the piano is omitted entirely. "I Can't Make You Love Me" is a country-like piece best known by Bonnie Raitt's landmark recording of it, but Proulx turns this bittersweet ballad into a loping, touching jazz vehicle for solo piano and voice. Proulx's two originals are collaborations with lyricist K. Lawrence Dunham, with producer Tamir Hendelman taking over the piano for the touching ballad "My Love for You" and the leader back on hand for the lush, sentimental "Stuck in a Dream with Me."John Proulx demonstrates a lot of potential on this initial release, so he will be one to watch.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/01/2006
Label:
Max Jazz Records
UPC:
0610614050324
catalogNumber:
140503
Rank:
218659

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Performance Credits

John Proulx   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
Joe La Barbera   Drums
Tamir Hendelman   Piano

Technical Credits

Alec Wilder   Composer
María Mendez Grever   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Stanley Adams   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Mike Reid   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Allen Shamblin   Composer
Axel Stordahl   Composer
Marty Symes   Composer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Composer
Paul Tavenner   Engineer
Morty Palitz   Composer
Brooks Bowman   Composer
Tamir Hendelman   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Pressley Jacobs   Art Direction
John Proulx   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes

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