Mark Winkler | Jazz and Other Four Letter Words

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Jazz and Other Four Letter Words

by Mark Winkler

A witty, heartfelt and swinging cd featuring an eclectic mix of standards, not so standards and Originals by 2015 Downbeat Male Jazz Singer Rising Star
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. My Idea of a Good Time
Mark Winkler
4:49 album only
2. I'm Hip
Mark Winkler & Cheryl Bentyne
3:21 album only
3. Nice Work If You Can Get It
Mark Winkler
3:52 album only
4. Your Cat Plays Piano
Mark Winkler
5:05 album only
5. I Chose the Moon
Mark Winkler
4:34 album only
6. Have a Good Time
Mark Winkler
4:12 album only
7. I Wish I Were in Love Again
Mark Winkler & Cheryl Bentyne
3:57 album only
8. Jazz and Other Four Letter Words
Mark Winkler
4:17 album only
9. I Never Went Away
Mark Winkler
3:41 album only
10. In a New York Minute / The Great City/ Autumn in New York
Mark Winkler
5:13 album only
11. Stay Hip
Mark Winkler
3:58 album only
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Album Notes
Jazz and Other Four Letter words is the swinging new release by Los Angeles jazz vocalist and lyricist Mark Winkler. The CD features two duets with Manhattan Transfer's Cheryl Benyne and an eclectic mix of standards, not so standard tunes and Winkler originals. Backed by John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton and some of the finest musicians on the West Coast, Jazz and Other Four Letter Words is Mark Winkler's 14th CD as a leader and showcases him at the top of his game as a vocalist and lyricist.

His last two releases, "West Coast Cool" and "The Laura Nyro Project" topped the Jazz Week charts and got great reviews.
Over 250 of his songs have been recorded by such singers as Dianne Reeves, Jane Monheit, Randy Crawford, Claire Martin, Bob Doroughand Cheryl Bentyne and Liza Minnelli.



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Carrie Duncan

Exquisite curation.
With Jazz and Other Four Letter Words, Mark Winkler puts Jazz in the same four-letter category as Love, and Hope, and all that’s Good. His newest release works on a body like the best of jazz always does, given this voice and these lyrics and such sublime choices in players putting out that pervasive everything’s-gonna-be-great vibe. The opening, My Idea of a Good Time, is my idea of a new classic for the canon. (I can’t stop playing it.) Great material, knockout arrangements, and players that never stray from being in the moment, because oh my lord how they do groove. Can’t ask for more, but! There is: Mr. Winkler’s ability to lift and cocoon the listener solidly into another time and place and keep them in that world for the duration is what we always hoped the return of the cocktail would do for us. His silky, caressing baritone; the romance (I Chose the Moon); his chemistry — continually deepening in its humor and affection — with Manhattan Transfer’s Cheryl Bentyne; the joy in every note; and his sheer artistry conspire to the full package that’s much more reliable for the purpose. Buy it on CD, your ears will thank you for springing for the full audio file.