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Daryl Sherman: Johnny Mercer A Centennial Tribute

Read "Johnny Mercer A Centennial Tribute" reviewed by Andrew Velez

Choosing “I'm Shadowing You" as the opener on Daryl Sherman's fine Centennial Tribute to composer and lyricist Johnny Mercer inevitably recalls Blossom Dearie. Heretofore that tune has pretty much been the exclusive property of the late vocalist. There are also other, more than passing, resemblances between the two singers, both first-class self-accompanists on piano possessing underage sounding voices used effectively to slyly charming ends. With a legacy of 1,500 heartfelt and humorous songs, Mercer's is a rich ...

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Daryl Sherman: New O'leans

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Singer/pianist Daryl Sherman has been a fixture on the Manhattan music scene for years, playing various clubs since her arrival in 1974 and ending a 14-year run at the Waldorf-Astoria earlier this year. New O’Leans is her tribute to the survival spirit of the Crescent City’s residents, still present after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, where a parade is possible any day for any occasion.Joined by several of the city’s top jazz musicians, including guitarist James ...

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Daryl Sherman: Guess Who's In Town?

Read "Guess Who's In Town?" reviewed by Suzanne Lorge

Vocalist-pianist Daryl Sherman performs every week at the Waldorf-Astoria, playing the same piano on which Cole Porter composed. Sherman is the right player for such a setting and such an instrument; she's a swing musician in the most traditional sense of that phrase. Where many singers seek novelty in the hybridization of jazz with other musical idioms, Sherman remains true to a straight-ahead interpretation of jazz standards from the early part of the last century. (Such an orthodox singer is ...

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Daryl Sherman: A Hundred Million Miracles

Read "A Hundred Million Miracles" reviewed by Mitchell Seidel

Listening to Daryl Sherman’s cheerful singing on this album, you may find yourself forgetting that she’s also the pianist on the date. That oversight is your misfortune. Her lightly swinging style on the keyboard shows just how much of these songs she has learned inside out. Last year’s centennial of Richard Rodgers served to remind us all just how much a part of mainstream jazz his theater music had become. Consequently, Sherman’s album of his tunes, performed ...


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