Diane Marino Quartet | A Sleepin' Bee

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A Sleepin' Bee

by Diane Marino Quartet

Pianist/vocalist Diane Marino, saxophone/flutist Rusty Jessup, drummer Chris Brown, and bassist Frank Marino display their virtuosity as individuals and as a group on this unique CD of diverse styles of vocal and instrumental jazz.
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. This Can't Be Love
2:51 $0.99
2. Incompatibilidade De Genios
6:33 $0.99
3. Sister Sadie
5:25 $0.99
4. You Don't Know What Love Is
6:24 $0.99
5. A Sleepin' Bee
5:03 $0.99
6. Chovendo Na Roseira
7:22 $0.99
7. My Little Suede Shoes
6:00 $0.99
8. Don't Misunderstand
6:27 $0.99
9. All Blues
7:36 $0.99
10. The Old Country
5:32 $0.99
11. O Morro Nao Tem Vez
3:35 $0.99
12. Angel Eyes
8:25 $0.99
13. Killer Joe
8:36 $0.99
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Album Notes
Singer/pianist Diane Marino was born in Manhattan, NYC. She received her early piano training of classical studies and improvisation from the age of 10. Diane was accepted on NYC'S 'Famed' High School for the Performing Arts as a classical piano major. She later attended the Mannes College of Music in Manhattan where she studied piano with world-renowned concert pianist Murray Perahia. While working towards her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance, Diane began singing with small groups in the NYC tri-state area, After graduating from Mannes, she was singing professionally 6 nights a week. It was only natural and a matter of time before she would combine her singing and piano playing skills.

Diane performed solo gigs for several years in the NYC area before teaming up with bassist Frank Marino. The duo formed the nine member Brazilian group, 'Som Brasileiro' (Sounds of Brazil) in 1993 and have performed at numerous jazz festivals, venues and concerts in the Southeast sharing the bill with artists such as Tania Maria, Pete Escovedo, Joe Henderson and Dr. John, to name a few.

Diane's debut jazz quartet CD 'A Sleepin' Bee' was released in 2003 and has received national acclaim, extensive radio airplay and rave reviews. In August of 2003 Diane's CD reached # 25 in the National JazzWeek Charts and held for four weeks. WRTI radio in Philadelphia had Diane's version of "Don't Misunderstand" at #15 in their top 100 songs for 2003.This CD offers a wide array of vocal and instrumental traditional jazz standards, Latin jazz, and Brazilian jazz (sung in Portuguese).


This CD offers everything the Jazz aficionado could wish for and then some!

The Diane Marino Quartet is truly unique. Pianist / vocalist Diane Marino offers a broad brush of vocal and instrumental Jazz on her nationally acclaimed CD, "A Sleepin'Bee".

Diane Marino takes the listener on a musical journey with her interpretations of the Jazz evergreens on this CD. From a playful burner like the opening "This Can't Be Love"; to Jobim's lilting "Double Rainbow" sung in Brazilian Portuguese; to Diane's dark and haunting vocal on "Don't Misunderstand"; to the refreshing Latin instrumental arrangements of "All Blues" and "Killer Joe".

The tunes on this CD have been chosen with care and they are performed with both professionalism and artistic adroitness.

This is Jazz in its purest form presented in a remarkable tableau of artistic grouping.

It's one to take home!



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Phil Adler

Terrific, great voice, tight versatile group
Love this CD, play it over and over,
love the Latin stuff, "Old Country" is terrific
"Don't Misunderstand" was done great by OC Smith
in the 70s, I was waiting for this song to turn
up again, outstanding job