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Standards

I used to sing in a competition a cappella quartet for over 15 years a little over 10 years ago.  The men who competed called it barbershop but the women who competed called it striving for perfection.  We may not have had the lung capacity to hold a tag as if it were an Olympic sport, but we perfected the art and artistry of a song.  The quartet, called From The Edge won the northeast championship four times if memory serves correctly.  We had an incredible time competing, performing  and traveling together.  It taught me how to breathe, how to own the technique, strive for accuracy, and then… let it all go and live in the moment of the song.  Glorious.  I was the lead singer of the quartet and just loved singing songs from the American Songbook.  To this day, I still love singing standards.  I am recording a few right now as a side project.  Here’s one, In The Wee Small Hours, recorded at Blue Bus Music in CT, with Dana Scofidio from NY on guitar.

In_The_Wee_Small_Hours.mp3

Here's one more, Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered, also recorded at Blue Bus Music.  My friend Patrick Nimmo, owner of Blue Bus, was tag teaming this song with me.  Speaking of glorious, I think Patrick's voice is GLORIOUS...!  Enjoy!

bewitched_bothered_and_bewildered.mp3

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