Margie Baker – Sings With So Many StarsJune 17, 2014 / No Comments / Tags: Consolidated Artists Productions, Danny Armstrong, Duncan James, Jerry Pannone, john santos, Jules Broussard, Margie Baker, Rhoyalbaib Foston, Rodney Jones, Shota Osabe, thejazzpage.com
Margie Baker started her career as a jazz and blues singer at the age of 39, encouraged by a longtime friend, the great Dizzy Gillespie. Dr. Baker, who served as an educator for 48 years, is now in her 80’s and releasing her 4th recording, Margie Baker Sings With So Many Stars . The project is a double cd showcase of Baker’s straight-forward delivery that is truly refreshing in its honesty and playfulness at times. Covered here are a great array of standards of written or co-written by Thelonius Monk, Duke Ellington, Sergio Mendes, Memphis Slim and Horace Silver. The singer also penned a tune for the project in tribute to the late James Moody. Baker is backed by a fantastic band of talents, which include trombonist Danny Armstrong, saxophonist Jules Broussard, guitarists Duncan James and Rodney Jones. drummers Jerry Pannone and Rhoyalbaib Foston, percussionist John Santos and keyboardist Shota Osabe. This is a such thoroughly enjoyable work from a wonderfully gifted talent.
Click to listen to a clip of “Chains of Love”:
Tracks: [Disc 1] Deed I Do, Round Midnight, Mais Que Nada, So Many Stars, Gee Baby, In A Mellow Tone, Go Away Little Boy, Everyday U Gave The Blues, You’ve Changed, Señor Blues. [Disc 2]: Lazy Afternoon, Mood For Mr. Moody, Initation, Lucky So and So, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Chains of Love, I Wanta Little Boy, Nightinggale, There Will Never Be Another You, Come Sunday.