1. Willow Weep For Me
  2. Speak Low
  3. A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing
  4. Never Let Me Go
  5. Day Dream
  6. Blue Prelude
  7. I Wouldn’t Change It
  8. East Of The Sun
  9. I’ve Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good
  10. The Joint Is Jumping


Produced by Jimmy Haslip, Marilyn Scott and Erik Zobler

Drums – Gary Novak
Guitar – Michael Landau
Keyboards – Russell Ferrante
Bass – Jimmy Haslip
Horn Arrangement – Bob Mintzer “Speak Low”
Bass Clarinet – Bob Mintzer
Trumpet – Ambrose Akinmusire
Sound Design – Evan Frankfort, “Willow Weep For Me”
Backing Vocals – Perri Sisters, Lori, Darlene, Sharon and Carolyn Perry, “The Joint Is Jumpin”
All Arrangements – Russell Ferrante

East Of The Sun – John Beasley and Russell Ferrante
Recorded at Megatrax Recording, North Hollywood, CA
Engineer Derek Jones
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered @ ZED, Northridge, CA Erik Zobler

Willow Weep For Me – Ann Ronell 1932
Speak Low – Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash
A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing – Billy Strayhorn,
Never Let Me Go – Jay Livingston/ Ray Evans
Day Dream – Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, John Latouche
Blue Prelude – Gordon Jenkins Joe Bishop
I Wouldn’t Change It – Marilyn Scott, Russell Ferrante
East Of The Sun – Brooks Bowman 1934
I’ve Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good – Duke Ellington/ Paul Francis Webster
The Joint Is Jumping – Fats Waller/ James C. Johnson, Andy Razaf

How do you define what moves you or what speaks of your soul? The best way for me is to find music that tells a story about life that reaches in and tells my story.

About the Record

Summing up the experience of Standard Blue, I noticed how writers speak for me in ways in which I never would have been so articulate. When you’re right in front of songs such as these, they become your story so you look forward to singing them – to share and feel that web of emotions again and again. Experiencing life that lush in a musical way is a thrilling feeling. I am thankful for friends who are incredible musicians who know this laughter and who know the pain. They played it for me to sing and that is the standard in blue.

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