Johnny Mercer – A Centennial Tribute

Even seasoned Mercer fans will find some new treasures here, revealed by that indefatigable guide to the Great American Songbook, Daryl Sherman. A musician as well as a singer, Daryl has a special affinity for Mercer and has been no stranger to his work. … Johnny Mercer, I’m certain, would have loved Daryl Sherman’s tribute, which avoids the obvious and illuminates the full range of his legacy. I doubt there’ll be a better one.

– Dan Morgenstern, Director of Rutgers University’s Institute of Jazz Studies

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  1. I’m Shadowing You
  2. Little Ingenue
  3. Midnight Sun
  4. Jeepers Creepers
  5. Come Rain or Come Shine
  6. The Bathtub Ran Over Again
  7. Lazy Bones
  8. Peter Piper
  9. I Thought About You
  10. At the Jazz Band Ball
  11. Charade
  12. Dream
  13. Twilight World
  14. Here Come the British

 

 

Personnel:
Daryl Sherman: vocals, piano
Jerry Dodgion: alto sax
Wycliffe Gordon: trombone, vocal(tracks 6, 14)
Howard Alden: guitar, banjo(track 10)
Jay Leonhart: bass, vocal(tracks 10, 14)
Chuck Redd: drums, vibraphone
Special Guests:
Marian McPartland: piano(track 13)
Barbara Carroll: piano(track 9)


Upcoming Events

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Tuesday, December 25

Time: 8 and 10pm

DARYL SHERMAN Christmas Day jazz band!
ART BARON, trombone and BOOTS MALESON, bass
MEZZROW
NYC

DARYL SHERMAN with HARVIE S, bass
MIDDAY JAZZ MIDTOWN
St Peter’s Church
619 Lexington Ave at 54th St
NYC