Tribute To Ella & Louis on SACD!
Born in Newcastle, Australia, Nicki started her musical training at age four with the piano, followed by the flute, soon after. Nicki switched to double bass at the age of 15, and after graduating high school she moved to Sydney to study jazz at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music. In June 2000, Nicki began performing on Monday nights at the Iridium Jazz Club with the legendary guitarist and inventor, Les Paul. As part of the Les Paul Trio, Nicki worked side-by-side with guitar greats from Paul McCartney, Slash, Steve Miller to fellow Aussie, Tommy Emmanuel. Since then she has performed with such notable musicians as Michel Legrand, Joe Wilder, Randy Brecker, Clark Terry, Jose Feliciano, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Patti Labelle & the New York Pops Orchestra, Harry Allen, Marlena Shaw, David Krakauer, Ken Peplowski, Ann Hampton Callaway, Bill Mays, Scott Hamilton, Lillian Boutte, Larry Carlton and Houston Person, just to name a few. She has recorded tribute albums to Burt Bacharach, Nat King Cole, Doris Day, Blossom Dearie, Peggy Lee, and the Carpenters.
A powerhouse trumpeter, gifted with a soulful voice and a charismatic onstage swagger, Byron Stripling has delighted audiences internationally. As soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra, Stripling has performed frequently under the baton of Keith Lockhart. He was a featured soloist on the PBS television special, "Evening at Pops" with conductors John Williams and Mr. Lockhart. Currently, Stripling serves as artistic director and conductor of the highly acclaimed award winning Columbus Jazz Orchestra. Byron Stripling's electrifying and heartfelt tribute to Louis Armstrong has become America's most popular orchestral pops program. With his engaging rapport, jazzy vocals and virtuosic trumpet sounds, Byron dazzles audiences wherever he goes.
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Single-Layer SACD can only be played on a Super Audio CD Player! It will NOT play on conventional CD Players!
• Made in Japan
Nicki Parrott, vocals, bass
Byron Stripling, trumpet, vocals
John Di Martino, piano
Alvin Atkinson, drums
1. It Ain't Necessarily So
2. Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You
3. They Can't Take That Away From Me
4. It Don't Mean A Thing
5. Cheek To Cheek
6. Everytime We Say Goodbye
7. Dream A Little Dream Of Me
8. Stompin' At The Savoy
9. Mr. Paganini
11. Tea For Two
12. Our Love Is Here To Stay
13. Evil Gal Blues
14. This Time The Dream's On Me
Recorded at Trading 8's Studio in New York on February 19, 20 & 21, 2018