Nancy Nolan - Vocals and arrangements
Jovino Santos Neto - Piano, tracks 1, 7, 10, 11
Bob Nixon - Piano, tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 8
Nancy Nolan - Piano, track 5
Clipper Anderson - Acoustic Bass
Chris Lee - Percussion
With a voice encompassing the vibrancy of Judy Garland, the range and beauty of Sarah Vaughn, the smokiness of June Christy, the phrasing and intonation of Dianne Reeves, the soul of Eva Cassidy, the buoyancy of Peggy Lee, and the presence and sensuality of her current favorite vocalist, Brazilian, Claudia Villela, Nolan holds her own in any company.
Jazzers think of her as a theater person. Theater people think of her as a jazz singer. Resisting labels, Nolan just chooses her music by the chill factor, that brought her to know her gift.... and the experience she wants to give to her audience.
A special note about the track "Goodbye Mr. Evans"... Legendary jazz musician,composer,comedian and original television talk show host, Steve Allen, wrote the lyrics to the melody composed by Phil Woods to honor the great jazz pianist Bill Evans. Later when Allen was headlining at Seattle's premiere jazz club, Jazz Alley, he invited Nancy to sit in with him on a few tunes. Three days later the music and lyrics for “Goodbye Mr. Evans” arrived in her mailbox. Nolan says, “I fell in love with the music and with Steve’s graciousness, and I’ve been singing it ever since. To my knowledge, I was the first person to record this song with the lyrics.”