first commercial recording by the L.A. Jazz Choir is an audiophile
LP released on the Mobile Fidelity label in 1982.
The singers had just returned from a European tour (as the
College Jazz Choir) that included performances at the Montreux
and North Sea Jazz Festivals. Singers
Sue Raney (Concord recording artist) and Carl Anderson (Judas
in Jesus Christ, Superstar), who had previously appeared
in Pierce College vocal jazz festivals, guested on the
our pleasant surprise, Listen was nominated
for a Grammy in 1983. Please enjoy a few audio
excerpts from the album and, if you like, click on “Store” (to
your left) to order.
second L.A. Jazz Choir album was many months in the making.
Its title reflects the
varied musical styles included on the album including
old-fashioned bebop, well-known standards and cutting edge
Co-producer Milcho Leviev provided three titles to the project
as well as the elegant and sophisticated instrumental backup.
Milcho came to America from Bulgaria to play in the Don Ellis
band. Since then, he has become recognized as one of the leading
super talents, not only in jazz but also in the
wider world of creative music.
Originally produced by Stage 3 Music, From All Sides
was licensed and released by Pausa Records in 1983, which led
to a second Grammy nomination for the L.A. Jazz Choir. When
Pausa closed its doors, Concord Records, the leading jazz label
at the time, picked up the album in 1991and released it as
CD. The Concord version includes two additional tracks. Click
for further details and audio
Davidson is not only a talented and imaginative jazz pianist,
but is also a very fine vocal arranger. Sweet Dreams
was originally recorded in a live Mark Davidson performance
at the Crazy Horse Saloon in Santa Ana, California. With Mark
on piano, the trio rounds out with John Pattituci on bass and
Chuck Flores on drums.Here are some audio
excerpts.To order, visit our store.
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