Cynthia Sayer | Forward Moves (feat. Kenny Davern & Vince Giordano)

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Forward Moves (feat. Kenny Davern & Vince Giordano)

by Cynthia Sayer

Renowned banjoist & hot jazz artists play music of the 1920’s & ‘30s, in trio and quartet format, with vocals. This is a reissue of a sold-out recording, newly remastered, swinging like crazy, and is fresh and unique today as when it was first released!
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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1. Kiss Me Sweet
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2. Moonlight On The Ganges
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3. My Honey's Lovin' Arms
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4. Melancholy
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5. Douce Ambiance
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6. Blues In My Heart
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7. Kansas City Kitty
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8. Cryin' For The Carolines
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9. Forward Moves
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10. Crazy Man Blues
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11. Them There Eyes
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12. Is You Is, Or Is You Aint (Ma' Baby)
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This charming, joyous recording by stellar swing banjoist Cynthia Sayer was released in 1992. Back by popular demand, FORWARD MOVES showcases Sayer’s superb playing, vocal and arranging talents, as well as her illustrious side musicians:

Kenny Davern on clarinet
Peter Ecklund on cornet
Vince Giordano on bass saxophone
Greg Cohen on string bass

This CD was remastered by multi-award-winning engineer Alan Silverman of Arf! Digital

FORWARD MOVES is fresh and vibrant as when it was first released, thanks to Cynthia’s usual unique approach to early jazz styles.

Cynthia Sayer is regarded a one of the top 4-string banjoists in the world today. A member of Woody Allen’s jazz band for over 10 years, Cynthia’s solo career has taken her well beyond these New Orleans roots to become an acclaimed bandleader and guest artist. She has a unique and expansive approach to
the instrument which is all her own, and she is also a respected vocalist. Her eclectic repertoire ranges from swing and hot jazz to tango, western, classical, and more. Cynthia has worked with a variety of leading jazz and popular artists such as Dick Hyman, Wynton Marsalis, Marian McPartland, Bill Cosby, Warren Vaché, Les Paul, Wycliffe Gordon, Marvin Hamlisch, Bucky Pizzarelli, Scott Robinson, and many others. She has also played with some top bluegrass/roots/country artists,
including Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Odetta, Eric Weissberg, Mike Marshall, and John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band).

Cynthia's extensive career includes performances in New York City's Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, playing the White House, appearing with The New York Philharmonic, feature film and TV soundtracks, TV commercials, radio jingles, and numerous national TV and radio show appearances in the USA and
abroad. She plays at many music festivals in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Cynthia has accumulated numerous awards and honors, including induction into the National Banjo Hall of Fame. Her most recent CD release, “Attractions,” which includes legendary jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, received two 2009 award nominations. She is also a subject of a PBS documentary about the banjo, expected to be aired in 2011. Cynthia endorses Ome banjos and GHS Strings.

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