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Sunday in New York

by Libby York

Sophisticated "cool school" jazz quartet backing beautiful, deep, rich vocals.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Midnight Sun
Libby York,Frank Wess,Renee Rosnes
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2. Sunday in New York
Libby York, Renee Rosnes,
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2:55 $0.99
3. Waltz for Debby
Libby York,Renee Rosnes
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4:37 $0.99
4. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
Libby York,Frank Wess, Renee Rosnes
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5:16 $0.99
5. Down in Brazil
Libby York, Renee Rosnes,
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6. I Go for That
Libby York, Renee Rosnes
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3:49 $0.99
7. All My Tomorrows
Libby York, Renee Rosnes
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8. In the Wee Small Hours
Libby York, Renee Rosnes
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9. Like Someone in Love
Libby York, Frank Wess, Renee Rosnes
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10. That's All
Libby York, Renee Rosnes
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Album Notes
Libby York is doing a shameful disservice to fans of first-rate jazz singing. How? The Chicagoan with the tremendous Anita O'Day appeal, who should be churning out discs at least the same annual rate as so many lesser performers, has stingily delivered a grand total of two albums in half a decade. On "Sunday in New York" (Blujazz), the Abbey Lincoln protegee unites with a kickass trio-Renee Rosnes on piano, Billy Drummond on drums and Todd Coolman on bass (with count Basie alum Frank Wess joining in on tenor sax for three tracks)-to pay tribute to the Big Apple with a delectable all-standards program.

York shows off her bravura dexterity with a treatment of Michael Franks' "Down in Brazil" that's as soft as an Ipanema breeze, a slyly winning "I Go For that" and an interpretation of the title track that comes close to topping Bobby Darin's boisterous 1964 version by adding a velvety layer of contentment. Her "Midnight Sun" shimmers with precisely the right amount of infracted longing, her "Like Someone in Love" is lightly brushed with bemused satisfaction and her languidly tender "That's All" simultaneously recalls the cool self-assurance of June Christy and the caress of Edie Adams.
-- Christopher Loudon JazzTimes, May 2004

Wow! I love this CD! The program of songs is great, and the performance is so enjoyable! Is this a rave review? I hope so, one is intended.
-- Jack Simpson, Jazz on the Beach, WUCF Orlando

A really nice package throughout - choice cuts sung impeccably with 'Her Rosness' and the 'courtiers' doing their expected super job.
-- Carroll Coates, co-composer /lyricist Sunday in New York

York is from the cool school of June Christy, and Peggy Lee... January in Rockefeller Center when you have the rink to yourself. You're alive. The air is cool. She's ice dancing and you're in love.
-- Dick Crockett, The Voice 88.7 FM Sacramento

Carrying its emotional power in its graceful reserve, her voice finds the perfect complement in Frank Wess' sensuous tenor lines...the "cool school" vocal tradition that Libby York keeps simmering in the 21st century...effortless.
-- Neil Tesser, MilesAhead Jazz from Chicago

This album caught my attention not only with the sweet renderings of York, but with the self assurance bred of complete confidence in her ability as a master vocalist with a deep well of talent at her disposal... In a word, I dug it. -- John Gilbert, Jazz Review

Libby can sing!
-- Ron Gill, Jazz Gallery, WGBH Boston

Quite a beautiful recording.
-- Chris Heim, WBEZ Chicago

Dreamy, fabulous, warm, great intonation, super photos and dashing liner notes.
-- Linda Yohn, WEMU Ann Arbor

York is relaxed , subtle, and infinitely tender, especially on the can hear the smile in her voice.
--Judith Schlesinger, ALL ABOUT JAZZ


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In NY with York on CD. Perfect combination!
It's Sunday, drizzling, and I'm in New York; decide to stay in bed and play Ms. York 's latest CD . . . best decision I made all day.



Ben Van Dyk

Libby's sensual, smokey voice is perfect on a rainy day.... or a sunny day.... or any day or night for that matter. If you like June Christy or Anita O'day, you'll love this album.


Inate good taste
I give thanks to our local jazz DJ for spinning "Midnight Sun" on my way home the other night. Ms. York's sultry contralto (is that what it is?), dead-on-phrasing and impeccable tonality have caused me to plan a trip to Chicago to catch one of her acts.


A very, very enjoyable collection.


A very, very enjoyable collection.