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Round Trip

Label: Wrightwood Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Round Trip; The Cards Keep Comin

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Marilyn Harris: Round Trip

Read "Round Trip" reviewed by Jim Santella


With her heart stuck on jazz for keeps, Marilyn Harris sings this program of originals, plus two chestnuts, with the authenticity of a life-long veteran. She knows. Big band arrangements by Mark Wolfram give the session such a flair that its memory lingers on long after the disc has completed its spin. Wolfram fashions the big ...

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Marilyn Harris with the LA Jazz All-Stars Big Band: Round Trip

Read "Round Trip" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


Marilyn Harris is that rare musical commodity who can write funny and clever songs in the tradition of Dave Frishberg, Bob Dorough (who appears on this album) and Mose Allison, among others. She also writes “serious" songs that tell a story (eg. “That Afternoon in Harlem," which specifically relates to a jazz environment, or “Letting Go," ...

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Marilyn Harris: Round Trip

Read "Round Trip" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Round Trip would be a great record with the LA Jazz All-Stars Big Band alone. As a bonus, we get a terrific singer/songwriter, Marilyn Harris, who wrote or co-wrote ten of the album's dozen selections and uses her pleasing midrange voice and effervescent personality to amply and enliven every one of them. From what I can ...


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