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From Broken Hearts to Blue Skies
     

From Broken Hearts to Blue Skies

by Susannah McCorkle
 
Susannah McCorkle suceeds where others have failed on her latest release for Concord Jazz titled, From Broken Hearts to Blue Skies. Her silky voice wraps around the classic Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington "Something to Live For," like a velvet envelope. Filled with emotional yearning, her

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Susannah McCorkle suceeds where others have failed on her latest release for Concord Jazz titled, From Broken Hearts to Blue Skies. Her silky voice wraps around the classic Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington "Something to Live For," like a velvet envelope. Filled with emotional yearning, her interpretations render the listener motionless, rapt in the charisma of her phrasing and nuance. Many of the songs are indicative of broken-hearted love including "Losing Hand," a Ray Charles blues favorite from the '50s about a woman with a man gone astray. But McCorkle changes her tune and rebounds with a vibrant remedy on "I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle," in classic Bessie Smith style. Susannah McCorkle suceeds as the voice of authority, a voice that has feeling and experience and one that respects the original content of each song. In contrast to her previous releases, the songbook stylist sings a dynamic collection of many songs associated with such artists as Billie Holiday, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Chet Baker and Django Reinhardt. McCorkle's singing is straight from the heart and soul and she's clearly towering in blue skies as one of America's finest interpreters of the classic song.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/16/1999
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0013431485728
catalogNumber:
4857

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Performance Credits

Susannah McCorkle   Primary Artist,Vocals
Allen Farnham   Piano
Richard DeRosa   Drums,Snare Drums
John Fedchock   Trombone
Alexander Gafa   Guitar
Steve Gilmore   Bass
Greg Gisbert   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Dick Oatts   Alto Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jon Gordon   Flute,Alto Saxophone
John Gordon   Flute,Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
Allen Farnham   Director
Dave Frishberg   Composer
Oliver Sain   Composer
John Burk   Executive Producer
Milton Campbell   Composer
Richard DeRosa   Arranger
Josiah Gluck   Engineer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Nick Phillips   Producer
Scott Yanow   Liner Notes
Glen Barros   Executive Producer
Cornell Todd   Composer
Mary Peterson   Artwork,Art Direction

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