Dooji Wooji

Dooji Wooji

by Lorraine Feather
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Dooji Wooji

After years of working and writing for the studios and for commercial groups, Lorraine Feather has found her niche in jazz as an inventive lyricist. Previous albums featured her very successful and witty words to Fats Waller and Duke Ellington piano pieces. Dooji Wooji, which has four Ellington tunes in the repertoire plus collaborations with Shelly Berg, Bill Elliott, Russell Ferrante, and Eddie Arkin, continues in the same vein even if most of the tunes are much more obscure. This time around, Feather, who is usually backed by five or six horns and a rhythm section, is particularly effective on the more bluesy material such as "A Ramble Through the Park," although she also does a fine job on the opening cooker "Calistoga Bay" and the uptempo "Indiana Lana" ("Jubilee Stomp"). The dozen selections are concise and the total time of the CD is under 42 minutes but what is here is excellent, almost coming to the high level of her classic Fats Waller set, New York City Drag.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/10/2005
Label: Cd Baby
UPC: 0021823410128
catalogNumber: 5637619707

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lorraine Feather   Primary Artist,Vocals
Gary Foster   Clarinet,Soloist
Glenn Berger   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Jeff Driskill   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Russell Ferrante   Piano
Darrel Gardner   Trumpet
Grant Geissman   Banjo,Guitar
Bill Liston   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Andy Martin   Trombone
Charlie Morillas   Trombone
Bruce Otto   Trombone
Shelly Berg   Piano
Gregg Field   Drums
Brian Scanlon   Alto Saxophone
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Jay Mason   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Willie Murillo   Trumpet,Soloist

Technical Credits

Lorraine Feather   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Eddie Arkin   Arranger,Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Russell Ferrante   Composer
Geoff Gillette   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Shelly Berg   Arranger,Composer
Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra   Arranger
Carlos Del Rosario   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production

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Dooji Wooji 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wish I could find something completely original to say about Lorraine Feather's new album, Dooji Wooji, but having read all the reviews listed here, I can only faintly echo the well-written sentiments of better writers than I. I can say without a doubt, though, that I am thoroughly and completely captivated by every aspect of this delightful album. It truly has everything a fine recording should have: a fabulous voice that is pure, clean, flexible, and lyric amazingly astute and vibrant original lyrics that are in the Cole Porter/Ira Gershwin league as far as I'm concerned and a fabulous group of instrumentalists and composer/arrangers to round out the package. And every kind of sentiment is available, from total whimsy with Indiana Lana, to the gentleness of Happy You Were Here. The most interesting thing is that the songs and lyrics can't be easily pigeon-holed into a single musical genre such as "jazz," and the songs can be interpreted more personaly and broadly than may first appear. Repeated listenings just bring more insights and pleasure. This cd will be given by me to at least 2 or 3 friends who share a love of great music AND a well-turned phrase of the English language. Thank you, Lorraine, for your wealth of talent. Helen