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Please enjoy the wonderful video produced byTom Emmi, producer of the popular award-winning jazz television series Studio Jams. While the Kickstarter mentioned is over, you'll get a great overview of what this project is about.
Song for the Geese
Sunday in New York
This Could Be The Start of Something Big
I collaborated with pianist John DiMartino on this project. He too is a huge Mark Murphy fan and we are very excited to see this endeavor take on its own life. You certainly won't need to be a Mark fan to be moved by the music I’ve chosen for this recording. Mark’s music went through many changes as he grew and matured. I'm going to record the songs that most affected me as an artist. These compositions nourished me and gave birth to my jazz soul.
As a young jazz singer, I was blessed to be supported by a well-run indie label that helped build my career and established my presence on the national and international jazz scene. Over the ensuing decades, I’ve seen the music industry mutate. Today the challenges of the digital age can put tremendous stress on the recording artist, but it has also brought new opportunities, such as crowdfunding. Although no longer a source of significant income, even for many established popular artists, the need for releasing new recordings is still essential for staying alive in the business. It’s important to document one’s artistry, and it’s a hook for getting booked and staying in the game. It heightens awareness, it generates work, and emotionally speaking, making recordings is what keeps artists alive, this ability to share their art of spontaneous creation and love.
Musicians on this cd:
Nancy Kelly Vocals, executive producer http://www.nancykelly.com
John DiMartino, Piano, Arranger and producer http://www.johndimartino.com/
Carmen Intorre, Drums https://www.facebook.com/carmenintorredrums
Bobbie Militello, Alto,flute, http://02b1d2d.netsolhost.com/bobbymilitello/welcome.html
Randy Brecker, Trumpet, Flugal, http://randybrecker.com/
Ed Howard, Electric and Acoustic bass https://www.allmusic.com/artist/ed-howard-mn0000161279/biography
Paul Bollenback, Electric Guitar https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Bollenback
Paul Meyers. Acoustic Guitar http://www.paulmeyers.info/
Bonus tracks with:
Peter Mack Bass
Steve Brown Guitar
List of song titles on the CD:
One the Red Clay
Empty Faces (Vera Cruz)
I'm glad there is You
Sunday in New York
Body and Soul
Song for the Geese
This could be the Start of Something Big
Recorded October 16 and 17th 2017 Trading 8's Studio Paramus NJ
Vocals and final mix SubCat Studios Syracuse NY
What they're saying about
"Nancy Kelly's tribute to Mark Murphy is wonderful remembrance and dedication to one of the jazz world's greatest vocalists. Each track brings something new to the table though...a heartfelt effort that I was proud to be a part of, having known/toured with Mark, and played on a couple of his albums."
Eric Cohen, WAER Music director and 2-time award winning programmer of the year says:
" The CD is a Masterpiece "
Peter Jones, author of the 2018 Biography,
This Is Hip: The Life of Mark Murphy had this to say about the CD.
"This hip and mellow album is far more than a tribute to the great Mark Murphy; it’s an outstanding contribution to vocal jazz in its own right. With her warm,
sensuous voice, Nancy Kelly has recorded sleek
contemporary interpretations of the songs that formed such an integral part of the Mark Murphy repertoire."
" The charts are all cool, and your PHRASING just slays me! It's like listening to Mark Murphy's hip kid sister, who is now a woman who shares his sensibilities, but has her OWN impeccable virtuosity and unique experiences to share."