Diane Marino | Soul Serenade: The Gloria Lynne Project

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Soul Serenade: The Gloria Lynne Project

by Diane Marino

Dynamic Jazz vocalist Diane Marino presents an album of rarely heard and totally refreshing songs made popular by the great Jazz-Soul/Jazz vocalist Gloria Lynne. An eclectic group of creative arrangements and orchestrations along with stellar musical performances celebrate this wonderful and memorable material.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Somewhere in the Night
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2. Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You
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3. Soul Serenade
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4. For You
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5. Blue Gardenia
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6. The Jazz in You
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7. Happy Shoes
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8. Sweet Pumpkin
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9. Out of This World
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10. Speaking of Happiness
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11. That's No Joke
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12. He Needs Me
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13. Let's Take an Old Fashioned Walk
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14. Serenade in Blue
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“Soul Serenade” is the title of my newest CD project. Although not exactly a “tribute” album, it is more of a celebration of the music made popular by the great vocalist, Gloria Lynne. As it turns out, I have been singing some of the material she has been known for ever since I first began to sing professionally- so many years ago! “I Wish You Love” is one of the first ballads I ever sang on a gig. “I’m Glad There Is You” is a track I recorded for my CD “On The Street Where You Live”.
While performing on a recent gig with drummer Vince Ector, I sang “I’m Glad There Is You”, and he reminded me it was one of Gloria’s signature songs.
So, I began to research more of Gloria’s work and was instantly mesmerized by her voice, style and emotion. Additionally, her choice of material was instantly appealing to me. I tend to look for songs that are “beyond the norm” of the Great American Songbook repertoire. The songs Gloria Lynne recorded during her career stand alone in their originality and uniqueness. Her performances of these particular tunes move me every time I hear them.
As with my previous CD’s, I always learn a tune and then work with it at the piano, making it an extension of what I’m hearing and feeling from the lyric and melody. I should note that I had never heard any of these 14 tunes before I was introduced to them by the wonderful Gloria Lynne recordings. My “concepts” for these 14 tunes came about after much study, deliberation and changes!
I wanted to step away from the piano for this project in order to collaborate with someone else’s ideas that could influence the way I might want to sing a particular song. I feel that when you accompany yourself on piano the two elements are inseparable and it was time to do a project in a different way.
I asked my dear friend Brad Cole to take my concepts and write the arrangements and orchestrations as well as to play piano/keyboards on this project. He seemed to know exactly what I wanted to do with each of these songs. I think we’ve come up with a fresh approach to this material that Gloria Lynne’s recordings influenced me to explore and ultimately record!

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Soul Serenade - The Gloria Lynne Project

Diane Marino makes beautiful music even more beautiful
When one hears Diane Marino, it is immediately clear that you are in the presence of someone who is a rare combination of both musician and artist. She and her talented team have created yet another first class, quality product. This new collection celebrates music of the late Gloria Lynne and there is love in every note. Diane's musical instincts have been crafted through experience and are fueled by a hunger to make music that makes a difference. She has done exactly that.
It takes a singer too know a singer. Miss Marino makes the most of her vocal talents and, in doing so, pays creative homage to Miss Lynne. The album is everything one hopes for - great songs, great players and great arrangements. Diane Marino may be one of jazz world's best kept secrets, but the secret is out now for all of us to enjoy.
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