Paul Spencer Adkins & Jay Fluellen | Part of a Painting

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Part of a Painting

by Paul Spencer Adkins & Jay Fluellen

Twelve selections from Musical Theater, Film and Jazz including works from "Titanic","South Pacific","Edges","Great Day" and Summer of '42".
Genre: Easy Listening: Love Songs
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1. Without A Song
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2. Part of A Painting
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4:57 album only
3. No Moon
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3:44 album only
4. Lullaby of Birdland (Lullaby of the Leaves)
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5. Right As the Rain (Here's That Rainy Day)
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4:27 album only
6. Younger Than Spring Time
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7. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life
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8. One Reason
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4:38 album only
9. Why Did I Choose You
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10. The Summer Knows
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11. What'll I Do
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12. In Your Eyes
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Performance Notes
My second Compact Disc project is a very special collaboration. The inspiration was coupled with finally having the opportunity to record with my friend, pianist and intuitive arranger Jay Fluellen. Jay has the gift of combining superb
technical pianistic skill with sensitive and heartfelt musical artistry. Glenn Ferracone, recording engineer and co-producer, has been my very important second set of ears. I am pleased to share the expertise he displayed ,once again, in the retro-style “live”ambiance. A“live concert recording”experience is risky and yet for me most rewarding.

The title song was sent to me by my former voice student, Benj Pasek. “Part of a Painting" introduces an artist fresh from a sabbatical in Athens. On his way home to a lady in Pittsburgh, he has discovered peace and beauty. Describing his
visit to the Grecian castle in vivid detail and how he has subsequently found his way, help promises to paint a vivid portrait for his love.”

The selections from this disc explore the genres of romantic ballades, light jazz and musical theater. I would classify my
style for this project as “Popera,” a fusion of classically trained singing with popular music. Thanks to Toni Marie
Walton,my talented CD cover artist; Tara Robertson, portrait photographer; Jukabiea Barlow,flugelhorn; Justin Binek; Meg Boscov, Annie Sciolla and my private voice students past and present. A special thanks to Dr. Walter Weaver, my first voice teacher who inspired my passion for singing; my loving and supportive wife Mary Elizabeth and family;
Alexander,Timothy and Kathryn, who will always be the most important part of my paintings.

- Paul Spencer Adkins -


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Pat Wood

" It is a warm hug in a chilly world!"
Your CD is pure JOY! .....You really do sing from the heart to the heart. Thank you for your artistry. It is a warm hug in a chilly world!!!!

Nicholas E. Limansky, Author of "Yuma Sumac: The Art Behind the

Paul Spencer Adkins-tenor, "PART of a PAINTING",with Jay Fluellen-piano
Together, Adkins and Fluellen provide a nice program. It is perfect for a relaxing evening with a glass of fine wine - Adkins' voice wafting over one with a sweet freedom and the confident support of Fluellen.

Dan Webster former Music Critic /Philadelphia Inquirer

"Part of a Painting" CD review
"If music is the food of love, then this record is a hearty meal. Paul Adkins puts his polished voice to the service of ardent statements of love and devotion. No equivocation here: love itself is subject and object, the world, the only world worth inhabiting _ and singing about."