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MP3 Louise Rogers and Rick Strong - Bass-ically Speaking

A jazz duo of voice and bass with folk and classical influences.

10 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Jazz Vocals, FOLK: Modern Folk

Artwork for this CD was done by Lilia Levin, NYC
Graphics by Joseph Verhauz, NYC

First of all, thanks to all who came to the Bop Boo Day CD release party! That''s the most fun I''ve had in a long time! Barnes and Noble tells me there were 80 people there! Lots of pictures were taken so if your kid got up on stage with me and you''d like a copy of it, let me know. You can buy the CDs at Barnes and Noble on 66th Street and Broadway as well as Tower Records at 66th and Broadway and soon at https://www.tradebit.com, https://www.tradebit.com, etc.

If you missed that performance ... I''ll be at Tower Records for an in store performance! Details below.

Tower Records 66th St. and Broadway
July 8
1 - 1:45 pm
I will be performing songs from Bass-ically Speaking as well as songs from my new CD (not out yet!) and if enough kids show up .... I''d be happy to do some songs from my kid CD, Bop Boo Day!

And YESSSSS that is my name in the window of Tower Records!! Yahoo!

Thanks to all who came out to Symphony Space in NYC for the “Bending Toward the Light - A Jazz Nativity”. Despite the Transit Strike, we had a wonderful turn out with great energy and performances by so many great musicians!


Thanks to everyone who bought one of our CDs via https://www.tradebit.com to help Hurricane Katrina victims. The event was incredibly successful with hundreds of musicians participating. And speaking of CDs, we are down to our LAST 2 boxes! We never thought we would see this day ...

Louise and Rick

Louise Rogers and Rick Strong are a voice and bass duo who live in New York City. They can be seen regularly at various clubs in and around the city.

"The idea of a small ensemble had always interested us. We were drawn to and fell in love with the bass and voice concept: the intimacy, the space, and the woody, organic, acoustic sound. The songs on this CD were carefully chosen. We looked for pieces that were interesting, funny, or simply beautiful and that lent themselves to this instrumentation. We hope you enjoy listening to this CD as much as we enjoyed recording it."

".. the most joyously encouraging way of expanding the audience for jazz I''ve heard is the work of jazz singer - educator Louise Rogers"
Nat Hentoff

"Establishes a new relationship between bass and voice...reminiscent of Tuck and Patti...you will long to hear this CD"
Kim Nazarian - New York Voices

"Masterful performance...refreshing to hear...this music is exposed and draws you into it."
Jerry Bergonzi - Internationally recognized jazz saxophonist and teacher

"Achieves a beautiful mood with the voice and bass."
Luciana Souza - Grammy nominated Jazz vocalist

"A wonderful innocence and a pure, unaffected quality."
Les Hooper - Arranger and composer

"Louise Rogers...great chops and a warm, witty approach to song..." Andrew Rowan - All About Jazz, New York

"Louise possesses a voice of subtlety and strength. Rick has a beautiful rich tone on both upright and electric basses. My favorite moments come when Louise and Rick are doubling each other on swinging chromatic phrases, making them sound like one instrument instead of two, completely locked in to what the other is doing."
Peter Eldridge - member of the Grammy award winning vocal group New York Voices.

"Louise has a voice that will reach right out and touch your heart - and won''t let go ... smooth, yet full of verve and life! ... highly recommended!"
Improvijazzation Nation issue #71

"the musical symbiosis between Louise & Rick are such that their musical collaborative idea works beautifully."
George W. Carroll/The Musicians'' Ombudsman
- ejazznews

"Fluid singing and playing mark out this duo set by husband and wife team, Louise Rogers and Rick Strong ...they blend with seamless authority in this attractive selection of songs. " Bruce Crowther The Encyclopedia of Popular Music https://www.tradebit.com

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