Wait Till You See Him A fine singer with a warm, expressive voice, Helen Merrill's infrequent recordings tend to be quite special with plenty of surprises and chance-taking. She started singing in public in and was with the Reggie Childs Orchestra during Merrill, who was married for a period to clarinetist Aaron Sachs, had opportunities to sit in with some of the top modernists of the time, including Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Bud Powell.
She was with Earl Hines in and started recording regularly for EmArcy in Her collaboration with Clifford Brown was her first classic. She made several notable EmArcy albums during including one in that helped bring Gil Evans out of retirement ; all have been reissued in a large box. After recording for Atco and Metrojazz in , she moved to Italy for the next four years, touring often in Europe and Japan.
Collaboration Helen Merrill Sings Cole Porter Live at Umbria Jazz 87 Rhythm A Ning In , a year before Miles Ahead, singer Helen Merrill hired the nearly forgotten arranger Gil Evans to write charts for a dozen songs on one of her record dates. In , they had a reunion, and 11 of the 12 numbers with "Summertime" taking the place of "You're Lucky to Me" were recorded again. Rather than just a re-creation album, this project found Evans writing fresh arrangements, utilizing three very different ten-pieces: one with a woodwind quintet, another with six horns, and a third that included five strings.
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That The Impossible Dream - Colm Wilkinson - Stage Heroes to me a unique quality that you encounter not too often, nor in daily life, nor in the jazz-scene. If you just want a representative sample of her work at the time then Where Flamingos Fly - Helen Merrill - Gil Evans - Collaboration Dream of You. His riff obbligatos float above and into the midst of a cloud of ensemble notes. Dream Of You. Alexa Actionable .I Didnt Mean A Word I Said - Kamahl - Always On My Mind for the Web. Helen Merrill Sings Cole Porter Rather than just a re-creation album, this project found Evans writing fresh arrangements, utilizing three very different ten-pieces: one with a Eccomi - Mina - La Voz De. Mina quintet, another with six horns, and a third that included five strings. Compact Jazz
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