Josephine Beavers

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Listening to Yesterday Is Now”, you’ll know why the influence of Jazz, America’s signature art form, strikes a chord with the world.  Here’s a selection of songs that typify a golden era in American music: unforgettable melodies and lyrics that have stood the test of time. Here’s a voice to amplify these American classics with a distinct, interpretive breath. Josephine Beavers preserves the essence of these time-honored treasures while rendering them in a fresh, contemporary light.

Backed by luch and swinging arrangements pianist Ed Vodicka plus an all-star line-up of soloists including trumpet great Conte Candoli, tenor saxophonist Pete Christlieb, jazz harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy and Larry Bunker on vibes.  Andy Simpkins (bass), Tony Ortega (alto sax), Dick Forrest and Oscar Brashear (trumpets) and Chuck Christiansen on drums round out the featured luminaries on this exciting recording.  Recorded with a 32-piece orchestra at the world famous Capitol Studios in Hollywood, this is a release not to be missed.


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Yesterday Is Now
Artist: Josephine Beavers with Ed Vodicka
Style: Jazz Vocals – Great American Songbook
Instrumentation: 32 piece orchestra with vocals


Track List:  (click song title to hear audio clip)
1. What Is This Thing Called Love?(Cole Porter)
2. The Good Life (Alexander Sacha Distel – Jack Reardon)
3. I’ll Be Around (Alec Wilder)
4. A Sunday Kind Of Love (Stanley Rhodes – Louis Prima – Anita Nye – Barbara Belle)
5. If You Never Come To Me (Antonio Carlos Jobin – Aloysio De Oliveira – Ray Gilbert)
6. Cry Me A River (Arthur Hamilton)
7. Haven’t We Met? (Kenny Rankin -Ruth Batchelor)
8. Then I’ll Be Tired Of You (E.Y. Harburg – Arthur Schwartz)
9. Teach Me Tonight (Sammy Cahn – Gene DePaul)
10. But Beautiful (Jimmy Van Heusen – Johnny Burke)
11. Change Partners (Irving Berlin)