Daryl Sherman Johnny Mercer Centennial Tribute
Artists / Instruments:
Daryl Sherman-piano, vocal
Jerry Dodgion-alto saxophone
Wycliffe Gordon-trombone, vocal (tracks 6, 14)
Howard Alden-guitar, banjo (track 10)
Jay Leonhart-bass, vocal (tracks 10, 14)
Chuck Redd-drums, vibraphone
Marian McPartland-piano (track 13)
Barbara Carroll-piano (track 9)
"Even seasoned Mercer fans will find some new treasures here, revealed by that indefatigable guide to the Great American Songbook, Daryl Sherman. A musician as well as a singer, Daryl has a special affinity for Mercer and has been no stranger to his work ... Johnny Mercer, I´m certain, would have loved Daryl Sherman´s tribute, which avoids the obvious and illuminates the full range of his legacy. I doubt there´ll be a better one." - Dan Morgenstern, Director of Rutgers University´s Institute of Jazz Studies
"The most notable product of the Johnny Mercer Centennial is pianist-singer Daryl Sherman´s current album, ´Johnny Mercer: A Centennial Tribute.´ Its also the most festive: The program unfolds like an all-star concert, with no shortage of guest stars." - Will Friedwald
Tracks from Daryl Sherman´s CD "Johnny Mercer: A Centennial Tribute" are featured in Clint Eastwood´s new film "Celebrating Johnny Mercer" which recently played on the Turner Classic Movies network.
I´m Shadowing You, Little Ingenue, Midnight Sun, Jeepers Creepers, Come Rain or Come Shine, The Bathtub Ran Over Again, Lazy Bones, Peter Piper, I Thought About You, At the Jazz Band Ball, Charade, Dream, Twilight World, Here Come the British
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