An update from Carole Crawford, vocalist with the Pat Crawford Big Band, regarding the much-anticipated release of our latest recording project, which is Carole’s tribute to the great American women jazz vocalists:
The final lineup of tunes is almost complete. There will be pieces from the great Judy Garland, Sarah Vaughn, June Christy and Lena Horne, as well as pieces not heard in any big band vocal lineup. One of those is “Come Back To Me,” the great Sammy Davis swing piece recorded with the Buddy Rich Band in 1966. And a recent addition to the final lineup is Bette Midler’s version of “Mambo Italiano.”
We have been working on this labor of love of mine now for almost a year. I produced our first combo album, “It Might As Well Be Spring,” in three months from start to finish in 2005, then the combo added strings and other special touches on our 2007 release, “Back at the Chicken Shack.” That project took me seven months to produce.
As of this writing, there is no title yet for the upcoming big band release, but we hope to complete the recordings by the end of the year and go to post-production in January 2019. There will be a sample to download coming up soon, so please visit us again!
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