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A Little Bit More: The Songs of Bob Levy & Jon Burr

by Jon & Lynn

“A LITTLE BIT MORE” is an exciting, eclectic mix of original ballads, bossas & swing in the jazz style of The Great American Songbook as interpreted by the distinctive sound of Jon & Lynn. Words by Bob Levy, music by Jon Burr, Bob Levy, Harriet Goldberg & Krisanthi Pappas. Arranged by Jon Burr, jbQ Media.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. A Little Bit More
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2. Lonely Serenade
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3. So What Do I Know?
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4. In the Scheme of Things
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5. After We Say Goodbye
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6. Tell Me About Your Life
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7. Young Hours
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8. Why Can't You Fall In Love With Me?
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9. Merry Go Round
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10. Tell Him Now
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11. Living In the Past
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12. Move On
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13. That's What I'd Do For You
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14. The Story Goes
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15. Someone's Waiting
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16. The Thread
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Bob Levy, Jon Burr and Lynn Stein’s fortuitous meeting at The Iguana Lounge in New York City in 2010 at an appearance of the duo Jon & Lynn led to an exciting collaboration that became “A LITTLE BIT MORE.”
Jon & Lynn’s unique style and arrangements express the essence of the Great American Songbook and contemporary jazz, combining the distinctive sound of the upright bass and voice into a mesmerizing combo. Composer Jon Burr, an acoustic bass virtuoso, has worked with Tony Bennett, Chet Baker, Stephane Grappelli, Barbara Cook and others. Artist/curator Lynn Stein is the Artistic Director for the Rockland Center for the Arts, returning to her musical roots as a vocalist. Her sultry, smoky interpretations have a playful way with a lyric. Lynn shines on every track on this diverse collection of original contemporary jazz songs. The first Jon & Lynn CD was released in 2010 on the jbQ Media label: “Jon & Lynn,” jbQ 208. “The Giant Cicada EP,” an exciting new sound with strings and percussion will be released in 2011. The duo has been recording and performing for the last two years to strong reviews and the delight of their audience.
Bob Levy is an award-winning lyricist and songwriter. He has collaborated with many talented composers over the years including Boston’s Harriet Goldberg and Krisanthi Pappas, who have songs represented on this CD. His most recent prolific collaboration with multi-talented New York composer/arranger/producer Jon Burr represents eleven of the sixteen tracks on this exciting project. Bob’s debut CD, “Out In the Cold - New Jazz Standards”, was released in 2006 and his second CD, “Me + My Best Friends” was released in 2008. Both CD collections on the SRM label featured vocals by Perry Danos and Dane Vannatter. Bob’s third CD, “Off His High Horse” was released in 2009 and features vocals by Jamey Whiting. In 2007 “A Musical Celebration – Introducing The Songs Of Bob Levy”, a highly acclaimed showcase of Bob’s jazz songs was presented at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City. The same year ASCAP selected his song “Paris Without You” for their Emerging Jazz Writers broadcast series. In 2008 his songs were performed at the New York Sheet Music Society and in 2009 Bob was a featured songwriter at the Cabaret Songwriters Showcase held at The Center for the Arts in Boston. His songs have also been featured on network television programs such as Saving Grace, The Glades and Greek as well as in major films like You Again starring Betty White, Jamie Lee Curtis and Victor Garber. Bob’s songs have been performed and recorded around the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, Greece and Japan. Songs from Bob’s Jazz CD’s have been featured on Buenos Aires, Argentina’s FM Jazz Radio, Ruiz 91.7, as well as various jazz stations in the US.

Lynn Stein: Vocals. Jon Burr: Bass, John Hart: Guitar, Matt Ray & Tardo Hammer: Piano.
Warren Vaché: Cornet


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Esther Berlanga-Ryan, All About Jazz, Music From The Heart on LI

Songs like Cole Porter and the Gershwin’s wrote back in the day...
“These are the kind of songs that Cole Porter and the Gershwin’s wrote back in the day.
I love them all!”

Lynn R

A little bit more ... for everyone
What a wonderful CD - a variety of tempos and song styles, resulting in something for everyone. Whether brought to life by simply the bass vocal duo, or the full band, each song is full of resonance and meaning. Lynn's heartfelt vocals highlight the exquisite lyrics which pull at your soul. Beautiful compositions and arrangements - a must for every jazz lover!

Bert Gagnon, Neon Productions Radio, The Songwriter's Network

The brilliance of this collaboration defies reality!
"A Little Bit More" is a collaboration of lyricist/songwriter Bob Levy and composer/bassist Jon Burr sung by Lynn Stein. The brilliance of this collaboration defies reality! This trio has brought back the excitement of contemporary jazz!
Bob Levy's distinctive lyrical content hits home on every song and each word falls into place in a poetic expression of romance, heartbreak and the general human condition. With this project, Bob has shown that there are no boundaries to his artistic and expressive lyrical stylings. Composer/bassist Jon Burr has added drama to this CD with his haunting and sometimes playful compositions. His standup bass contributions are distinctively traditional but with commanding impressionistic overtones and sets the mood for the songs especially in the title track "A Little Bit More" and "Why Can't You Fall In Love With Me". This provides an additional dimension in the dynamics of the songs and is an excellent compliment to the stunning vocals of Lynn Stein. Vocalist Lynn Stein sings "The Songs of Bob Levy and Jon Burr" with a sultry, provocative vocal styling. Lynn's strong and aggressive vocals deliver the songs with engaging enthusiasm. Her tonal quality entices the listener to grasp onto each word and each note, which is best demonstrated in the song "Tell Me About Your Life".
The orchestration in this CD is kept to a minimum but you will find that each instrument is handled in an exceptional way. Other musicians on this project are John Hart (guitar), Matt Ray (piano), Tardo Hammer (piano on tracks 6, 10 and 11) and Warren Vache (cornet). The musicianship is outstanding and is an indication that with talent there is no need for heavy production and distracting musical tricks.
Key tracks on the CD "A Little Bit More" are "Lonely Serenade", "In The Scheme Of Things", "Tell Me About Your Life", "Why Can't You Fall In Love With Me?" and "Living In The Past". Overall, this CD is entertaining, artful and has warmth. It will bring you back to your emotions and you will depart from the impersonal digital world we live in today.

Joe Regan Jr.

Moving ballads and scintillating rhythm songs in the style of the Great American
“Bob Levy and Jon Burr are both talented contemporary songwriters and the songs on this CD are worth listening. Bob Levy is an award winning lyricist-composer who writes moving ballads and scintillating rhythm songs in the style of the Great American Songbook, songs of the big bands of the 1930s and 1940s. Jon Burr, a very popular musician and arranger who teamed a few years ago with Lynn Stein who is a popular jazz vocalist. Together, they have made several albums and appear together as Jon and Lynn. Their performances together have a sleek harmonic style, very reminiscent of Jackie & Roy. The result is this CD, a series of Levy-Burr collaborations as well as some other Levy songs, some with both music and lyrics by Levy, and some with music by Harriet Goldberg. Many of the songs on this CD have a bossa nova Latin beat and Stein really is in her best vocal style with these melodies, especially on a big band sounding torch called “Lonely Serenade”. Stein impresses with her cool laid back musicality and shows that she doesn’t need a big band to create music magic. I look forward to seeing live presentations.”