Mapleshade

Never Let Me Go

MONICA WORTH and the Larry Willis Trio:

Never Let Me Go

When I first heard Monica perform, I was immediately struck by her voice—a warm, caressing alto with echoes of Rosemary Clooney and Morganna King. I was seduced by her repertoire, a gently nostalgic selection of great American songs. And she delivers those songs straight, with taste and feeling. Wait’ll you hear the richly evocative interplay of voice and strings on “Lazy Afternoon”—or the passion Monica puts into “You Must Believe in Spring”. Her trio’s not too shabby either: Larry Willis (piano), Keter Betts (bass) and Jimmy Cobb (drums) respectively accompanists for Carmen McRae, Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington. The sound is utterly lifelike, more so than any singer we’ve recorded. (#06732)

Monica Worth, vocals
Larry Willis, piano
Keter Betts, bass
Jimmy Cobb, drums
Rick Schmidt, violin
George Olson, viola
Bruno Nasta, viola
Nat Chaitlein, cello
Steve Novosel, bass

 

TRACK LISTING:

1.
Shall We Dance? (R.Rodgers/O.Hammerstein) - Listen to Sample
2.
Lazy Afternoon (J.Latouche/J.Moross) - Listen to Sample
3.
You Must Believe In Spring (A&M Bergman)
4.
I'm Going Out Of My Head For You (T. Randazzo/B. Weinstein)
5.
Hello Young Lovers (R.Rodgers/O.Hammerstein)
6.
Never Let Me Go (Livingston/Evan)
7.
I'll Be Seeing You (S.Fain/I.Kahal)
8.
I'm Old Fashioned (J.Kern/J.Mercer) - Listen to Full Song
9.
Overjoyed (S.Wonder)
10.
I'm In The Mood For Love (D.Fields/J.McHugh)
11.
It Never Entered My Mind (L.Hart/R.Rodgers)