This Great CD Project was inspired and sponsored by one of my favortie people, Frank Wili.
My dapper dude Frank is charming, creative and vibrant and who, at 87, is taking college writing classes which keeps him younger than most. He has been enjoying jazz since the beginning of time and this CD is composed of many of the standard classics that he loves. Thank you Frank, I want to grow up to be just like you!
I had such fun in arranging "When My lover is gone" and it is one of the favorites! "Don't Explain" was arranged by my favorite bassist (next to Ray Brown) Larry Holloway. It has such a new sound, this is another song that I think will be one of the big album hits! Frank made me whistle Shinny Stockings for him! How I love to whistle but I would never have put it on this CD without his demanding it! Again, another well loved track much due to the whistle.
I love all the wonderful musicians that join me in this project. Most importantly, I want to thank all of my groupies that help us keep the music going! Without you, we’re nothing! With this cd, "I Remember," jazz lives on and I will continue singing all those beautiful songs with great joy. The one true thing in life I know is "I've got to swing!"