Serve or Suffer

Serve or Suffer

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by Kenny Werner, Roseanna Vitro
     
 

When keyboardist Kenny Werner and vocalist Roseanne Vitro formed the Delirium Blues Project, their idea was to reshape songs from a wide variety of musical styles into bluesy settings. With Werner's inspired charts and Vitro's expressive vocals, plus a superb horn section including trumpeter Randy Brecker, trombonist See more details below

Overview

When keyboardist Kenny Werner and vocalist Roseanne Vitro formed the Delirium Blues Project, their idea was to reshape songs from a wide variety of musical styles into bluesy settings. With Werner's inspired charts and Vitro's expressive vocals, plus a superb horn section including trumpeter Randy Brecker, trombonist Ray Anderson, tenor saxophonist James Carter, and baritone saxophonist Geoff Countryman, they prove themselves again and again. What is surprising as the group delivers a feverish, tense rendition of Tower of Power's "What Is Hip" as its opener is the realization that this is a live recording. Vitro's moving vocal in the moody"Blue" (first recorded by Lambert, Hendricks & Ross with Annie Ross singing lead), backed by the dramatic horns, is breathtaking; her blues-drenched take of Mose Allison's "Everybody's Crying Mercy" is pure fun. Bassist John Patitucci provides Vitro's sole backing for the simmering take of "In the Dark" (in honor of Nina Simone). Folk-rocker Joni Mitchell's "Be Cool" helps to lighten the mood a bit, while Vitro conjures a number of soul singers with her hip take of "Cheater Man." This CD is sure to revive interest in many of these long-overlooked songs from earlier eras.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2008
Label:
Halfnote Records
UPC:
0616892453420
catalogNumber:
4534
Rank:
155336

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kenny Werner   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Soloist,Group Member
Roseanna Vitro   Primary Artist,Vocals,Soloist,Group Member
Ray Anderson   Trombone,Soloist,Group Member
John Patitucci   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass,Soloist,Group Member
Randy Brecker   Trumpet,Soloist,Group Member
Rocky Bryant   Drums,Group Member
James Carter   Tenor Saxophone
Adam Rogers   Guitar,Soloist,Group Member
Geoff Countryman   Baritone Saxophone,Group Member

Technical Credits

Joni Mitchell   Composer
Mose Allison   Composer
Maria Muldaur   Composer
Dan Penn   Composer
Sylvia Caldwell   Composer
Jon Hendricks   Composer
Gildo Mahones   Composer
Spooner Oldham   Composer
Kenny Werner   Arranger
Paul Wickliffe   Engineer
Jeff Levenson   Director,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Lillian "Lil" Green   Composer
Eric Bibb   Composer
Steven Bensusan   Executive Producer
Sarah Wickliffe   Cover Illustration
Jon D'Uva   Engineer
Molly Gobel   Art Direction

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