What's Your Story

What's Your Story

by Roberta Donnay
     
 

Roberta Donnay has been on the music scene for some time, but this session marks a return to her first love, jazz. Produced by Orrin Keepnews and surrounded by a strong rhythm section anchored by pianist Eric Reed, Donnay's somewhat edgy soprano has a pop sensibility at times (especially in Al Jarreau's "PutSee more details below

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Roberta Donnay has been on the music scene for some time, but this session marks a return to her first love, jazz. Produced by Orrin Keepnews and surrounded by a strong rhythm section anchored by pianist Eric Reed, Donnay's somewhat edgy soprano has a pop sensibility at times (especially in Al Jarreau's "Put It Where You Want It") but she's in total control in this diverse CD. Highlights include a pair of songs by Bob Dorough ("Small Day Tomorrow" and "Devil May Care"), a sassy take of Mary Lou Williams' "What's Your Story, Morning Glory?" (with a blues-drenched solo by Reed) and a strutting interpretation of Mose Allison's "If You Live." Tenor saxophonist Dave Ellis is added on several tracks, contributing a heartfelt solo in the unjust obscurity "Drinkin' Again." Roberta Donnay and jazz fans alike will benefit from her jazz comeback.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/29/2008
Label:
Pacific Coast Jazz
UPC:
0837101129596
catalogNumber:
21295

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roberta Donnay   Primary Artist,Vocals
Eric Reed   Piano
Dave Ellis   Tenor Saxophone
Gerald Cannon   Bass
Mark Taylor   Drums
Mark Taylor   Drums

Technical Credits

Jarreau   Composer
Mose Allison   Composer
Joe Sample   Composer
Mary Lou Williams   Composer
Abbey Lincoln   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer,Audio Production
David Luke   Engineer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Ross Pelton   Cover Photo
Luis Oliveria   Composer
Doris Tauber   Composer
Harry Tobias   Composer
Jonathan Greene   Composer
Jerome Rossen   Composer
Roberta Donnay   Composer
Roy Ingraham   Composer

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