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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
You have to admire New York Voices' diversity -- this is a jazz vocal group that has embraced everything from modal post-bop and Brazilian jazz to Stevie Wonder pearls. And how many artists have devoted an entire album to jazz interpretations of Paul Simon tunes? Not everything the Voices have recorded is great, but more often than not, their sense of adventure and open-mindedness have served them well. After paying tribute to pop-rocker Simon in 1997, the Voices make big band music the main focus of Sing, Sing, Sing. This time, they are backed by a big band and turn their attention to gems associated with swing icons like Benny Goodman "Sing, Sing, Sing," "Don't Be That...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
You have to admire New York Voices' diversity -- this is a jazz vocal group that has embraced everything from modal post-bop and Brazilian jazz to Stevie Wonder pearls. And how many artists have devoted an entire album to jazz interpretations of Paul Simon tunes? Not everything the Voices have recorded is great, but more often than not, their sense of adventure and open-mindedness have served them well. After paying tribute to pop-rocker Simon in 1997, the Voices make big band music the main focus of Sing, Sing, Sing. This time, they are backed by a big band and turn their attention to gems associated with swing icons like Benny Goodman "Sing, Sing, Sing," "Don't Be That Way", Duke Ellington "In A Mellow Tone", Woody Herman "Early Autumn", and Artie Shaw "Stardust". Although many of these classics came out of the Swing Era, Sing, Sing, Sing also has its share of post-World War II gems. Ralph Burns' lovely "Early Autumn" is a gem that Herman recorded in 1948, when he was exploring bop with his Second Herd and the Four Brothers. And "Orange Colored Sky," which was a major hit for Nat "King" Cole in 1950, is quite relevant to the CD's big band theme because Cole recorded it with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. This CD is a major departure from the Voices' Simon tribute, but considering how flexible they have been, it isn't surprising that they would do something completely different this time. Sing, Sing, Sing is a rewarding addition to their catalogue.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/12/2001
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431496120
  • Catalog Number: 4961
  • Sales rank: 66,063

Album Credits

Performance Credits
New York Voices Primary Artist
Bucky Pizzarelli Guitar
Marvin Stamm Flugelhorn
Randy Andos Trombone
Jay Ashby Trombone
Kenny Berger Baritone Saxophone
Barry Danielian Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Andy Ezrin Piano
Larry Farrell Trombone
Lawrence Feldman Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Lauren Kinhan Vocals
Doug Lawrence Tenor Saxophone
Darmon Meader Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Kim Nazarian Vocals
Bobby Porcelli Flute, Alto Saxophone
Roger Rosenberg Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Greg Ruvolo Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Ben Wittman Drums
Donny McCaslin Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Paul Nowinski Bass
Marcello Pellitteri Drums
Technical Credits
Louis Prima Composer
Ray Charles Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Woody Herman Composer
Ralph Burns Composer
Buddy Johnson Composer
Edgar Sampson Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Michael Abene Arranger
John Burk Executive Producer
Duke Ellington Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Jon Hendricks Composer
Darmon Meader Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Johnny Mercer Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Elliot Scheiner Producer, Engineer
Milton DeLugg Composer
Scott Hull Engineer
Ed Fotheringham Illustrations
Steve Gates Associate Executive Producer
Glen Barros Executive Producer
Clarence Gaskill Composer
Willie Stein Composer
Charles E. Calhoun Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Let me tell you just how good they are!

    I just purchased this album not ten minutes ago online, and i am anticipating the arrival very much! I saw the NEW YORK VOICES perform live with the Boston Pops Orchestra... they were phenomenal! Their omnipotent voices lead you to believe that you're being carried on a soul-train gone jazz. If you hate swing and jazz, then buy this CD, because it is SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT! It is a little slice of heaven a la mode... JUST BUY THIS ALBUM!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sings and Swings in Mellow Tones

    As a long-time fan of the New York Voices, I find myself singing along with nastalgic memories of joy and love for this superb vocal jazz ensemble. A swingin' group of soloists who always leave us wanting more of that beautifully blended vocal sound.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    New York Voices- Sing! Sing! Sing!!!

    They¿re singin¿ and they¿re swingin¿! They¿re NEW YORK VOICES and they¿re back at last! Equally masterful at ultra-tight, harmonized, jazz vocal ensemble singing, as well as daring, individual vocal scat solo flights, vocalists Peter Eldridge, Lauren Kinhan, Darmon Meader (who also blows a mean tenor sax!), and Kim Nazarian have delivered their most swinging outing to date. Backed by a roaring big band, NEW YORK VOICES puts a fresh, new- and decidedly vocal- spin on Swing Era and post-World War II big band classics, with Sing! Sing! Sing!

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