Ver Planck, Marlene
"This is an album of songs about love -- love imagined, love experienced and love lost. There is a striking lack of sentimentality about them, but a marked expression of deep passion in most of them. Some have been around for quite a while, and others are brand new. Thanks to Marlene's talent for making a listener comfortable with whatever she is singing, all of these selections, whether familiar or not, will swiftly feel like old friends...
"Thanks to the insightful interpretations of Marlene and her supporting cast, the total package effectively captures the ups and downs that reside in the world of romance." - Joe Lang, President, New Jersey Jazz Society
16 Tracks total, recorded March 21 and 23, 2005, at Tony Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ., featuring Tedd Firth, piano; Steve LaSpina and Jerry Bruno, bass; Richard DeRosa, drums.
Special guests: Dr. Billy Taylor, Norman Simmons, Bucky Pizzarelli.
1. The Party Upstairs
2. I Keep Goin' Back to Joe's
3. Don't Fall in Love Without Me
4. Is It Raining in New York?
5. Pretty Blue
6. Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You
7. Something Always Happens
8. Moments Like This
9. Quietly There
10. The End of a Love Affair
11. Little Did I Dream
12. Fool That I Am
14. Drinking Again
15. Look Who's Singing Your Song