Lawrence Cotton – Hoping You’ll Happen This Way

New release for June 2015!

Great Jazz Standards by Canadian baritone LAWRENCE COTTON with MARK KIESWETTER, piano; ROSS MCINTYRE, bass; MAX ROACH, drums; and others.

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 “A vocalist of exceptionable range and colour, an astonishingly varied musical background, this is a much anticipated first recording.’

Toronto-based LAWRENCE COTTON is a classically trained singer and actor who received his performer’s union cards at a young age. Growing up in a family of musicians and music educators, he first heard jazz resounding from the big hi-fi in the family living room: his father’s extensive collection of jazz LPs was on constant rotation. The music of Glenn Miller, Jack Teagarden and many others made a deep and lasting impression, and Lawrence has now turned his attention to jazz standards to share his love of them with the world. Sounding more like the jazz crooners of a bygone age he combines his warm, vintage tone with the storytelling abilities of the award-winning actor and director that he is. This CD features a broad range of tunes in new and inventive arrangements

Track list:

MY SHIP (K.Weill); MEET ME WHERE THEY PLAY THE BLUES (J.Teagarden); STARDUST (H.Carmichael/M. Parrish); DEED I DO (F. Rose/W. Hirsch);WEE SMALL HOURS (D. Mann/B. Hilliard); MOONLIGHT SERENADE (G. Miller/M. Parrish); LEAN BABY (B. Mays); YOU GO TO MY HEAD (J.F. Coots/H.Gillespie); GOD BLESS THE CHILD (A. Herzog Jr./B. Holiday).   Total time 39:15

Here’s a sample: Deed I Do

Available as of June 9/15 from most digital vendors (high-resolution or general), and from us here at Pipistrelle! Catalogue no: PIP1506. Price: $14

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