MP3 Lorraine Gervais - A World Apart
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11 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Jazz Vocals, EASY LISTENING: Crooners/Vocals
West Coast singer Lorraine Gervais, with her sultry contralto voice and souful delivery brings an all star cast to her 2nd album, âA World Apart.â Spanning genres from contemporary jazz to R&B, from songs by Joni Mitchell to Aretha Franklin, to traditional celtic and her own originals, Lorraine presents an eclectic selection showcasing her voice and phrasing which has been descibed as âheavy velvetâ. Produced and arranged by Alan Kuehne, players include Tom Bethky on guitar, Bob Villwock - piano, Roger Smith on piano and organ (of Tower of Power), Tony Unger - guitar, Lew Langworthy and Steve Boutte- both on drums, Alan Kuehne on bass, Dave Meyler on percussion and Brielle Morgan on background vocals.
Playing in nightclubs since the age of 15, Lorraine has performed in clubs, concerts, and jazz festivals throughout the West Coast. Lorraineâs also been a session player for other artists, and has done commercial work for jingles and soundtrack projects. Beginning in the 70âs, sheâs opened for acts including the Pointer Sisters, the Charlie Hunter Band, and John Hammond.
"The blend of music and song are beautifully balanced and collaboratively focused by Lorraine and her band....refreshing original arrangements. Romantically seductive and simply gorgeous!â
Michael Keene, DJ - KVMR
"Lorraine Gervais is one of jazz's great voices. Her silky highs and warmly resonant midrange is her's alone. ..â Jazz Chronicles
âThe sultry vocals of Lorraine Gervais are fresh and original. The tasty mixture of genres holds the attention of the listener.â https://www.tradebit.com Richard Bourcier
âLorraine Gervais has a unique sound reminiscent of Randy Crawford singing with the Crusaders in the 80's or Cassandra Wilson, but one that is totally her own. ..... . With a deep contralto voice that is full of soul and heart, she took us on a wild ride of some familiar lyrics with a new twist on the melody - 60's rock and folk with a big infusion of jazz. ..... Lorraine is also a composer and she brought us a couple of her original tunes, one of them, Cool Water, was absolutely wonderful, the lyrics inspired by Lake Tahoe. .... it was pretty obvious that this lady could take a nursery rhyme and turn it into a soulful hit. ...â Vivian Lee, Savannaâs Jazz Series, Sacramento.
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