Lorraine & Bill Liswell - Special Guests Frank Vignola and Rich Zukor | Wisdom's Pearls

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Wisdom's Pearls

by Lorraine & Bill Liswell - Special Guests Frank Vignola and Rich Zukor

Joined by renowned jazz guitarist Frank Vignola and percussionist extraordinaire Rich Zukor, Lorraine & Bill Liswell take you on a journey through jazz with a gypsy spirit, swing, blues, Celtic, interwoven with velvety expressive vocals.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Wanna Dance? Lorraine & Bill Liswell, with Frank Vignola and Rich Zukor
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2. Wisdom's Pearls Lorraine & Bill Liswell, with Frank Vignola and Rich Zukor
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3. Melody for a Day Lorraine & Bill Liswell
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4. Daddy's Got the Archtop Blues Lorraine & Bill Liswell
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5. Walking Lorraine & Bill Liswell, with Frank Vignola and Rich Zukor
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6. Blue Eyes Lorraine & Bill Liswell, with Frank Vignola and Rich Zukor
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7. Chèvre À GoGo Lorraine & Bill Liswell
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8. Kiss My Blues Away Lorraine & Bill Liswell
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9. Hearts Entwined Lorraine & Bill Liswell
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10. Spring Song (A Song for Spring) Lorraine & Bill Liswell, with Frank Vignola and Rich Zukor
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11. Hobohemian Rag Lorraine & Bill Liswell, with Frank Vignola and Rich Zukor
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Wisdom’s Pearls - (Note from Lorraine)

About five years ago, I began composing songs and carried an old tape recorder in my car to capture any good possibilities. Having sung with bands of many styles most of my life, and being ever hopeful, I figured I’d recognize a good song if it came to me. At Christmas about a year later, Bill gave me a small hand-held recorder. I found I could increase my songwriting time by carrying it with me during my daily walks. The songs came, and I became obsessed with composing. Not being an instrumentalist, I called on the combined talents of Bill, and our friend Kevin Gallagher, to create the accompaniments to my songs. All but four of the songs on this CD were created in this way. Of those four, Bill alone wrote the accompaniment for Kiss My Blues Away. Melody for a Day and Hobohemian Rag originated with mandolin and guitar riffs that Kevin had created and then asked me to build songs around. Kevin’s initial ideas are the intros to those songs. Kevin and Bill co-composed Chèvre À GoGo just days before going into the studio.

Our recording dream was realized in June 2007, when jazz guitarist Frank Vignola and drummer Rich Zukor joined Bill and I to record six of the songs on this CD. Frank and Rich intuitively knew how to capture the mood for each song. Frank’s virtuosity is astounding. Rich is an exuberant percussionist, his Djembe playing provided dynamic rhythmic accompaniment and drive. It was truly a memorable experience to play with such great musicians. Bill was smiling all day!

Drummer Lorne Entress added captivating percussion and solid drumming to the other five compositions. Kevin contributed melodic dobro and mandolin parts to these tracks. Bill’s fine jazz chording, fluid guitar solos, and powerful bass lines are heard throughout the CD.
I’m thrilled and honored to have had the chance to sing and savor our songs with such a fine group of musicians.

We hope you enjoy our music! Please share your comments via our website at www.BandLMusic.com. You may email us at info@BandLmusic.com.

Thanks for listening!

Lorraine

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Lorraine Liswell – Vocals
Bill Liswell – Rhythm and Lead Guitar, Bass, Backup vocals
Frank Vignola – Lead and Rhythm Guitar
Rich Zukor – Percussion
Kevin Gallagher – Dobro, Mandolin
Lorne Entress – Drums, Percussion


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John Nicol

Wisdom's Pearls
This CD has something for everyone. It's impossible to put a genre tag on this collection of songs. Each one is different. The musicianship is first rate, Lorraine's vocals are wonderful, and the original songs display elements of folk, blues, jazz, and Celtic influence. If you love gypsy jazz guitar, you'll find the solos on this CD to be smoking, especially when Bill is trading links with the incredible Frank Vignola.

Lorraine's melodies are both beautiful and original. Kevin Gallagher adds some first rate mandolin and slide parts. I could go on, but you should take the time to listen for yourself. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Nina Romanenko

Wisdom's Pearls
I love this CD!. It lifts my spirits and will be great to play during parties and gatherings as well. The songs are sophisticated, positive, clever and fun! Lorraine writes beautifully in all styles including jazz, blues, Celtic, folk and contemporary. The vocals, arrangements and musicianship are exquisite. Some favorites are the very steamy "Kiss My Blues Away", the cooking "Hobohemian Rag" and Kevin and Bill's whimsical and clever "Chevre A GoGo". I hate to leave out the others - they're all beautiful, upbeat and well-crafted. Highly recommended!

Carrie Crompton

Wisdom's Pearls
This CD is a surefire mood elevator. Recently, I got stuck in city traffic crawling at 5 mph. I put on Wisdom's Pearls, and it washed my blues away. Before the CD was over, I was flying high. Each song is a pearl. Highly recommended!

Martyna

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i was really enjoying! thank you :)