This album received the 2003 MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) Award for Recording of the Year with various artists, and also the 2003 Backstage Bistro Award for Outstanding Recording of the Year.
Jerry has received multiple MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) Awards for Best Piano-Bar performer and the Backstage Bistro Award in the same category. He has also received the Critics' Choice Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Piano-Bar performance. This is Jerry's fifth recording.
"Jerry Scott continues to reign as one of Manhattan's premiere entertainers. On his 5th independent CD, "Jerry Scott ... with a little help from my friends," to be released on Sept. 20, he offers the first all duets album in this genre featuring cabaret and piano bar favorites, Scott Ailing, Caroline Durham, Mark Hartman, Andi Hopkins, Jeremie Michael, Michael Murphy, Andy Praskai, Joni Rapp, Ron Seykell, Jonathan Tomaselli, Michael Webb, Terri White, and Janine Ullyette.
This exciting album contains 12 extraordinary cuts deftly produced by Susan Armour and Andy Praskai. Featuring classic, Broadway, pop and jazz... there are too many highlights to include here. However, particular standouts include a gorgeous duet between Jerry and Scott Ailing of "Lily's Eyes" from "Secret Garden" that is melancholic. Terri White with Scott on a soaring medley from "Ragtime" is a tour de force. Jonathan Tomaselli is a force to be reckoned with on "All For the Best" from "Godspell" and Praskai's lively spin on Jerry Herman's rarity "You I Like" from "The Grand Tour." Janine Ullyette and Scott singing a rhapsodic "You Are Love" from "Show Boat" is a stunner. Ultimately, this album is sure to gain the attention of a wide audience because that is what it deserves. A unique showman is doing his brilliant thing with help from his many friends. It doesn't get much better."
John Hoglund...Backstage...Bistro Bits