The Old Mercer Magic!

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Janis Siegel has done a fair amount of recording away from the Manhattan Transfer during her decades-long tenure with the vocal group, but this a rare opportunity to hear her with other vocalists outside of it. JaLaLa, featured on four selections, includes Laurel Massé and Lauren Kinhan on vocals, with each singer leading individual selections.; the core group of musicians includes pianist Yaron Gershovsky, bassist David Finck, guitarist Frank Vignola, and drummer Matt Wilson, with guests added or substituted on some pieces. The songs selected from Johnny Mercer's vast output include both still-popular standards and obscurities, with the supporting cast varying from one ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Janis Siegel has done a fair amount of recording away from the Manhattan Transfer during her decades-long tenure with the vocal group, but this a rare opportunity to hear her with other vocalists outside of it. JaLaLa, featured on four selections, includes Laurel Massé and Lauren Kinhan on vocals, with each singer leading individual selections.; the core group of musicians includes pianist Yaron Gershovsky, bassist David Finck, guitarist Frank Vignola, and drummer Matt Wilson, with guests added or substituted on some pieces. The songs selected from Johnny Mercer's vast output include both still-popular standards and obscurities, with the supporting cast varying from one track to the next. All three vocalists join forces for a fun-filled romp through "Ac-Cent-U-Ate the Positive" and the neglected "Spring Spring Spring," both of which add pedal steel guitarist Cindy Cashdollar. Siegel handles both "Jeepers Creepers" and "Too Marvelous for Words" effortlessly. Kinhan shines in the breezy bossa nova setting of "My Shining Hour," while Massé delivers a warm "Moon River" which is joined in a medley with the less familiar "Moon Country," a sauntering chart that features JaLaLa. Only the lame setting of "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby," saddled with the inane antics of DJ Sugarkone and a bland groove, proves disappointing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/16/2009
  • Label: Dare / Taseis
  • UPC: 895232002065
  • Catalog Number: 200206
  • Sales rank: 158,294

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jalala Primary Artist
Janis Siegel Vocals, Group Member
Lew Soloff Trumpet, Muted Trumpet
Cindy Cashdollar Pedal Steel Guitar
David Finck Guitar, Acoustic Bass
Yaron Gershovsky Piano
Frank Vignola Guitar
Laurel Massé Vocals, Group Member
Matt Wilson Drums
Margot Leverett Clarinet
Sara Caswell Violin
Rich "Dusty Chopmeat" Zukor Djembe
Aaron Weinstein Mandolin, Violin
Eric Elterman Hand Clapping
Technical Credits
André Previn Composer
Janis Siegel Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Jerome Kern Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
David Finck Arranger
Yaron Gershovsky Arranger
Frank Vignola Arranger
Harry Warren Composer
Laurel Massé Arranger
Jose Blanco Mastering
Michael-Anthony Taylor Executive Producer
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Fran Cathcart Engineer
Aaron Weinstein Arranger
Eric Elterman Engineer
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