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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The Gardenia Restaurant & Cabaret
Los Angeles

Monday-Friday July 16-20

Time: 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Bryant Park Jazz Piano Series
Upper Terrace
New York, NY

Wednesday August 8

Time: 7:30 - 10:00pm

Sardella’s Restaurant
Daryl with Dick Lupino, bass, Mike Renzi, piano

Saturday August 11

Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm

Greenvale Vineyard
Portsmouth, RI
Daryl with Dick Lupino, Mike Renzi, Rick Wells, drums

Provincetown Jazz Festival
Cotuit, MA
Daryl Sherman with Bruce Abbott, sax, Ron Ormsby, bass and Bart Weisman, drums

NJPAC (NJ Performing Arts Center)
Newark, NJ
“Look For The Silver Lining Tribute to Jerome Kern”
Daryl with Boots Maleson, bass