Lorraine Feather | The Body Remembers

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The Body Remembers

by Lorraine Feather

Electronic jazz with layered vocals and a bit of quasi-rap. Beat poetry with a psychotic undertone.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Five
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2. Touchy
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3. The Body Remembers
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4. Very Unbecoming
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5. Along for the Ride
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6. Little Tiger
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7. Where Are My Keys
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8. Bleecker Street
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9. Boxboy
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10. Indigo Sky
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11. Touchy (edited version)
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12. The Body Remembers (edited version)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Singer/lyricist Lorraine Feather has had a long and mind-bendingly varied career. She began as an actress and dancer in New York and was in "Jesus Christ, Superstar." She sang with and wrote for vocal trio Full Swing during the '80s, recording three albums with the group and performing at the Monterey, Playboy and Kool Festivals. She has had songs recorded by Phyllis Hyman, Diane Schuur, Patti Austin, Cleo Laine and Kenny Rankin. She has also spent a fair amount of time in the world of TV, contributing lyrics for soap operas, cartoon shows and Jessye Norman's finale to the 1996 Olympics. She's been nominated for seven Emmys.

Lorraine's first solo album in many years, "The Body Remembers" was released on Bay Area label Bean Bag in 1997. Bean Bag went bankrupt almost instantly after TBR's release, an occurence for which Lorraine claims absolutely no responsibility. It's true that the album was considered too odd for Smooth Jazz radio and too techno for regular jazz radio, but the independent stations that did play it were enthralled by the music; Jazz Times felt the CD was "destined to be a refreshing hit...witty...an uncommon maiden voyage," and Steely Dan's Walter Becker agreed to risk his good name by proclaiming that he was "absolutely knocked out." The tunes were co-written with various composers including husband Tony Morales (drummer for The Rippingtons) and LA film/TV composer/arranger Eddie Arkin.

Lorraine bought every last copy of "The Body Remembers" before the bank took 'em from Bean Bag and is eager to share the bounty in her garage with one and all.


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BILL CAGNEY: JAZZ FAN

VERY ORIGINAL SONGS, VERY EXPRESSIVELY SUNG
WHAT A TREAT...LORRAINE SEEMS TO HAVE NO BOUNDARIES ON HER EXPRESSIVE STYLE...VERY WITTY LYRICS...ALL NUMBERS TELL A STORY. ITS TERRIFIC ENTERTAINMENT...LORRAINE'S VOICE IS EXCELLENT, AND THE MUSIC SATISFIES.

John Kroner

Blues-flavored electronic jazz, wonderful harmonies and rhythm.
Unbelieveable stuff - introspective lyrics, driving beat, really unusual yet oddly comforting. Can't believe it took me so long to find out about Lorraine Feather. Buy the CD - the sample on the website doesn't do it justice.

The Velvet Frog

A voice you can not forget
A voice you can not forget once you've listened to, great music, and Lorraine's lyrics... Who could ask for more?

KH


Very good

Crescendo Magazine, London

This is an unusual album...a VERY original album...brilliant!
The most electrifying segment of this successful set of collaborations is the fund of rich, manifestly brilliant lyrics by Lorraine Feather which connect and illuminate the various items in the recital. And I do mean brilliant...a ravishing parade of metres, neat rhymes and carefully formulated rhythms here, and what is more, the whole work is so eminently accessible...exceptionally intriguing...

Jazz Times

Destined to be a refreshing hit with female fans and the pop-jazz crowd.
Features abundantly talented singer-composer-lyricist Lorraine Feather (daughter of jazz critic Leonard Feather) making her solo debut to distinctive beats created by Russ Freeman, David Benoit, Don Grusin, Tony Morales...Feather's clever, vocally over-dubbed, musically punctuated tales frequently evoke chuckles. An uncommon maiden voyage.

Raymond (your own personal JazzKat)

From laid-back groove to absolute catchiness, Lorraine scores!
Whether we're talking about the loping beat and intelligent lyrics of Touchy, the laid-back groove of the title track, or the absolute catchiness of Very Unbecoming, Along For The Ride, and Where Are My Keys, Lorraine Feather scores with her first release. All in all, ten solid tracks, rhythmically inventive and accessible at the same time.

Curt Mathies, Wuky (university Of Ky Radio)

I don't mean to gush, but...
This is the real deal. People actually called and thanked me for playing her record. That should say something.

Shannon West, Wivy Radio Jacksonville

A gem.
In a world of wailing divas in pain, Lorraine Feather stands out like a gem.

Daryl Givens, Jazz Fan

Outstanding!
This CD is great! Thank GOD for the satellite channel.