Standards - Vocal w/orch. (For Player Piano CD Systems)
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 lush and swinging arrangements pianist Ed Vodicka plus an all-star line-up of soloists included 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.