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!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Date: April 4, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm

Pangea

It’s All In the Game
(great hit songs we know, but don’t know are by Carl Sigman)
178 Second Ave.
(btw. 11th & 12th)
NYC

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Date: April 11, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm

Pangea

Special Duo teaming Daryl with master jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini

178 Second Ave.
(btw. 11th & 12th)
NYC

 

Sunday May 21, 2017

Date: May 21, 2017

Time: 2:00pm

Monmouth County Library

Manalapan,NJ
with SCOTT ROBINSON, reeds  JAMES CHIRILLO, guitar BOOTS MALESON, bass
 

Wednesday June 7, 2017

Date: June 7, 2017

Sardella’s

Newport, RI

with Dick Lupino duo

Saturday June 10, 2017

Date: June 10, 2017

Time: 1:00 to 4:00pm

Greenvale Vineyard

Portsmouth, RI

Everyone love these afternoons with Dick Lupino’s band and beaucoup vin!