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Lucky to Be Me

by Gerard Carelli

Combination jazz trombonist & vocalist sings, swings and croons American popular standards and originals aided by top New York sidemen and arrangers.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Old Devil Moon
3:27 $0.99
2. They Say It's Wonderful
3:19 $0.99
3. New York, New York (from On the Town)
2:39 $0.99
4. It Never Entered My Mind
3:58 $0.99
5. The Surrey With the Fringe On Top
3:29 $0.99
6. Lucky to Be Me
3:01 $0.99
7. Well Worth Waiting For
3:29 $0.99
8. So In Love
4:51 $0.99
9. Always
4:35 $0.99
10. I've Got the World On a String
3:40 $0.99
11. How are Things in Glocca Morra
4:22 $0.99
12. Once In Love With Amy
2:39 $0.99
13. Leader Of a Big Time Band
3:56 $0.99
14. Some Other Time
2:54 $0.99
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Album Notes
Born and raised in northern New Jersey, singer/trombonist Gerard Carelli is a graduate of North Texas State University and has recorded with the Grammy nominated 1:00 Lab Band. He toured the world playing trombone for Ray Charles, before moving to New York City.

Gerard began playing Latin gigs with Manny Oquendo's Con Junto Libre featuring Dave Valentine and with Hector Lavoe and Ray Barretto. He's played for many Broadway shows including Cats, Starlight Express, Jerome Robbins' Broadway and 42nd Street. Gerard also played for singers Rosemary Clooney, Vic Damone, Johnny Mathis and Mel Torme.

Gerard's quartet has played gigs at Eighty Eight's, Judy's, the Firebird Cafe and Danny's in Manhattan. His show of the music of Bobby Darin resulted in a successful seven-week engagement at Michael's Pub. Critics have said his lyrical trombone and smooth vocal style "evoke images of Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra rolled into one." Composers Cy Coleman and Matt Dennis raved about Gerard's first CD, Beautiful Dancer.

Also look for Gerard on The One O'clock Lab Band's Best of The One O'clock, Charlie Persip's, Original Superband, Jean Loup Longnon's NY Big Band and Paul Nash's Impression featuring Frank Wess, Johnny Coles, Candido and Tom Harrell.

For more information visit www.GerardCarelli.com

"His voice is appealingly warm." Chip Deffaa, New York Post.

"Gerard Carelli is a spectacular talent and his new album is the kind that I would rush to the store to buy." Cy Coleman

"Gerard Carelli is the first combination trombonist-singer I've seen since Billy Eckstine and he's a talent on both ends." Jerome Wilson, Cadence Magazine, "He not only knows how to swing a vocal... he adds a sweet-and-low trombone to the mix.

Classy and classic." Patricia Myers, Jazz Times Gerard's CD Beautiful Dancer, "...some of the best known standards around.

His trombone playing has imagination and musical style, with a good jazz feel." Matt Dennis



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Ted Blumenthal

Lucky to be Me
Gerard has got it all covered - an excellent trombonist who plays jazz with flawless technique, taste and feeling. His singing is right up there with his trombone playing, expressing the lyric with feeling and perfect pitch.