Speaking of Love

Speaking of Love

by Marlene VerPlanck
     
 

Every March, Marlene Ver Planck travels to London, where she works with the Roy Babbington. This time around, one of the additional benefits of the London sojourn is a CD which not only includes the Babbington combo, but a big band conducted by Billy Ver Planck. Ver Planck is one of the most accomplished cabaret singers now or ever.See more details below

Overview

Every March, Marlene Ver Planck travels to London, where she works with the Roy Babbington. This time around, one of the additional benefits of the London sojourn is a CD which not only includes the Babbington combo, but a big band conducted by Billy Ver Planck. Ver Planck is one of the most accomplished cabaret singers now or ever. The songs she selects are based on the story they tell, not on their familiarity to the public. This, her umpteenth album, is no exception. After hearing tunes such as "Listen to the Silence" and "My Love Went to London," one asks why they are not in the play books of more performers. Then the realization hits that they sound so good because of the special treatment they get from a doyenne of song like Ver Planck. The music is split between the small group and the big band. One of the zingers with the latter involved is a Brazilian bouncer, "Jamaica Rumba," where Ver Planck shows that a cabaret singer can scat wildly, too. On the more familiar melody side is a mellow version of "But Not for Me," where the singer takes the opening measures with just Babbington's bass in support. Here, as with most of her other releases, credit must go to Billy Ver Planck's arrangements which provide the perfect musical pad for his wife's voice and interpretive preferences. "My Bluebird," written by Tommy Flanagan, is the sweet/sad icing on the cake for this fine album. Recorded in New York in September of 2001 by Ver Planck and Flanagan, it was the last time he was in the studio before passing away in November. This sad note notwithstanding, the latest Ver Planck album is one more smashing success.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/24/2002
Label:
Audiophile
UPC:
0762247232025
catalogNumber:
320

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Tracks

  1. But Not for Me  - Marlene VerPlanck
  2. Blues in My Heart  - Marlene VerPlanck
  3. It Was Written in the Stars  - Marlene VerPlanck
  4. What Comes After the Rainbow?  - Marlene VerPlanck
  5. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart  - Marlene VerPlanck
  6. Listen to the Silence  - Marlene VerPlanck
  7. Jamaica Rumba  - Marlene VerPlanck
  8. Romance Medley: I'll Take Romance /My ...
  9. The Moment of Truth  - Marlene VerPlanck
  10. A Christmas Love Song  - Marlene VerPlanck
  11. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?  - Marlene VerPlanck
  12. Little Jazz Bird  - Marlene VerPlanck
  13. Day-Dream
  14. Nearer to Your Love  - Marlene VerPlanck
  15. Unless It's You  - Marlene VerPlanck
  16. My Love Went to London  - Marlene VerPlanck
  17. Make Some Magic  - Marlene VerPlanck
  18. The Singer  - Marlene VerPlanck
  19. Speaking of Love  - Marlene VerPlanck
  20. My Bluebird  - Marlene VerPlanck

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marlene VerPlanck   Primary Artist
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Billy Ver Planck   Conductor
John Miller   Bass
Victor Ash   Saxophone
Roy Babbington   Bass
Alan Barnes   Saxophone
Big Band   Conductor
Joe Cocuzzo   Drums
Mark Fletcher   Drums
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Andy Macintosh   Saxophone
Mark Nightingale   Trombone
Mark White   Trumpet
Roy Wilcox   Saxophone
Geoffrey Eales   Piano
Paul Eshelby   Trumpet
Andy Wood   Trombone
Gordon Campbell   Trombone
Brian Rankine   Trumpet
John Ruddick   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Billy Ver Planck   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Marlene VerPlanck   Liner Notes
Big Band   Arranger,Producer
Chris Dibble   Engineer
George H. Buck   Producer,Liner Notes
Parker Dinkins   Mastering
Jim Zack   Engineer

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