Barbara Morrison "Brother Ray & Sister Me"
"BROTHER RAY & SISTER ME"
Barbara Morrison sings Ray's Favorites!
When Etta James passed away early 2012, a beloved colleague and friend found herself left behind even more as one of the only remainingJazz-Blues-Divas of our times!
Barbara Morrison's life-span career includes a virtual "who's who" of legends of the Jazz and the Blues world: Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, James Moody, Ron Carter, Etta James, Esther Phillips, Jimmy Smith, Johnny Otis, Dr. john, Kenny Burrell, Tony Bennett, to name just a few. Her melodic voice, with its two-and-a-half-octave range, is known worldwide, as are her rich, unique, soulful and highly spirited interpretations of both, familiar Jazz and Blues classics and original contemporary tunes. Her new 2013 album "A Sunday Kind Of Love" has gained critical appraisal both in Jazz- and mainstream AC-media.
She has turned extensively, blazing a trail as a Jazz and Blues legend in her own right across the Continental United States, Western Europe, the Far East and "Down Under", wowing audiences wherever this distinct lady of Jazz performed. Her appereance include renowned festivals like Montreux, Nice, Pori, Carnegie Hall, Nort Sea, Monterey, Long Beach, as well as i.e. salutes to Dizzy Gillespie and her tribute to Bennie Golson. Barbara has now put together a very special, private and intimate tribute to the great late ray Charles with whom she had been touring many years before his death.
This tribute-evening features both a personal remembering of a "brotherhood of music" between these two personalities as well as a humorous string of anecdotes, rumors and stories of one of Ray's very favorite ladies ...
Barbara Morrison is backed by the tremendous Blue Brass featuring N.Y.-based piano virtuoso Carlton Holmes, "brother-in-music" trombonist Paul Zauner and many more.
(Tentative) Line Up:
Barbara Morrison - voc
Jim Rotondi - tp
Clemens Salesny - sax
Paul Zauner - tb
Carlton Holmes - p
Wolfram Derschmidt - b
Dusan Novakov - dr