6:36 am by Kelly McCready
Each Tuesday, we are focusing on an album of the week here at LML Music. Last week, we hope you read about Shine: Lullabies for Everyone by Suzanne Jamieson Selmo. This week, we move on to something a little smoother and jazzier. We are, of course, talking about the incomparable Linda Kosut.
Linda’s new album, Easy Come, Easy Go, pays tribute to Johnny Green (composer, arranger, orchestra leader, Oscar winner, composer of Body And Soul the #1 song on the Jazz Standard charts).
Linda is not unaccustomed to acclaim, with her first two CDs receiving national acclaim. Life is but a dream, a selection of jazz, pop and folk tunes was named one of the Top 10 CDs of 2003 by Cabaret Hotline; and, Long As You’re Living: the songs & poetry of Oscar Brown Jr., paid tribute to the late jazz singer, songwriter, and activist, and received both Backstage Magazine’s prestigious Bistro Award – the BMI Award for Outstanding Recording, and two MAC nominations (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs) for Best Female Jazz Singer and Best Jazz Recording.
Feedback for Easy Come, Easy Go has already been stellar:
“Wonderfully winsome, it’s easy to understand why she’s a multiple winner of cabaret performance awards. Undeniably endearing, this disc is highly recommended.”
Here is the track listing:
1 The Turntable Song
2 Hello My Lover, Goodbye
3 I Cover the Waterfront
4 Foolish Baby
5 There’s a Ring Around the Moon
6 Betty Boop
7 Am I in Another World
8 I Wanna Be Loved
9 You Wanna Keep Your Baby Right
10 I’m Yours
11 Easy Come, Easy Go
12 I Love a Mystery
14 Derry Down Dilly
15 Body and Soul
16 Gonna Fall in Love with You
17 Never ‘Til Now / The Song of Raintree County
Below, you can listen to the titular track, “Easy Come, Easy Go.”
To read more about the album and purchase this new release, click here.