Although his last three CDs have placed high on the Jazz Week charts, and his lyrics have been regularly recorded by over 150 singers (including Dianne Reeves, Cheryl Bentyne, Jackie Ryan and Bob Dorough,) for his latest work jazz singer and lyricist Mark Winkler has created a new album dedicated to fresh interpretations of the work of his own favorite singer/songwriter: Laura Nyro.
“I love the songs of Laura Nyro”, says Winkler. “I am moved by both her music and her words. Her songs create their own worlds, conjuring up cities, cockleshells, exotic lands…and deep passions that touch and inspire me. She mixes Jazz with Broadway and Soul and Folk, and somehow, it all comes out great. I became aware of her brilliance while still a young man living at home with my family. Ever since then, I’ve had a burning desire to do her music. I decided that, at last, the time is right for me to tackle it…so I set myself the task of finding the “jazz side” of her amazing work. I’m hoping that today’s music lovers will discover that her songs are so good that they really deserve a place in the Great American Songbook.”...
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