Lori Mechem & Sandra Dudley | All of My Life

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All of My Life

by Lori Mechem & Sandra Dudley

A great collection of some of Alan and Marilyn Bergman's greatest hits. This CD is incredibly beautiful with lyrics from some of the greatest lyricists of our time. Mozart in the Dark and Being Without You are premiers.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Love Like Ours
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4:50 album only
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2. Kisses
Lori Mechem & Sandra Dudley
5:54 album only
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3. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
Lori Mechem & Sandra Dudley
5:58 album only
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4. Summer Me, Winter Me
Lori Mechem & Sandra Dudley
4:46 album only
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5. Moonlight
Lori Mechem & Sandra Dudley
5:04 album only
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6. I Have the Feeling I've Been Here Before
Lori Mechem & Sandra Dudley
5:05 album only
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7. Mozart in the Dark
Lori Mechem & Sandra Dudley
5:01 album only
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8. What Matters Most
Lori Mechem & Sandra Dudley
4:06 album only
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9. The Summer Knows
Lori Mechem & Sandra Dudley
4:12 album only
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10. Like a Lover
Lori Mechem & Sandra Dudley
4:26 album only
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11. Being Without You
Lori Mechem & Sandra Dudley
3:40 album only
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12. How Do You Keep the Music Playing?
Lori Mechem & Sandra Dudley
4:36 album only
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13. Alone in the World
Lori Mechem & Sandra Dudley
4:45 album only
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14. You Must Believe in Spring
Lori Mechem & Sandra Dudley
5:03 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
All of my Life....I have believed that fate plays a part in our lives. Lori had asked me to sing at the Nashville Jazz Workshop as a special guest on the performance night for a class featuring the songs of Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and a few weeks later the members of the class and I were singing for the Bergman’s in person! It was one of the most special evenings I have ever experienced. After that, Lori and I knew we had to do a tribute album for this amazing couple. Lori and I have loved these songs since we were young. As we rehearsed for this project, it became very clear from the first note how easy and comfortable it was going to be. We understood each other and we understood what the songs were really about. I am forever grateful to Lori for this chance to work with her on this project.
Lori Mechem has the right touch and feel on the piano for these songs. She knows how to listen to the vocalist and compliment their creativity and musicianship. She met me at every corner of the music with an honest and unassuming accompaniment. Our lifelong friendship is truly revealed in this recording.
Alan and Marilyn Bergman have been writing great lyrics for decades. Their collaborations with some of the greatest composers of our time are rare treasures that we need to hold dear in our hearts. I lovingly offer this gift of my heart to the Bergmans. Lori and I hope you enjoy this project and share it with others. With Love, Sandra



All of my Life….. I have wanted to make a recording that is so close to my heart, with someone who understands the music in the same way I do. From the moment I met Sandra Dudley, I knew we had a very special musical connection as well as an everlasting friendship. We have always felt the same emotions at the same time throughout our performances together. It is rare to find a musical partner that knows your every move and is sensitive to your artistry. Sandra does this for me, and I am very grateful and honored to record this incredible project with her.
The lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman are where our hearts communicate as one. Their words are so beautiful, relaying every emotion of the human heart and the many seasons of life. The numerous composers with whom they have written have been heroes of mine for many years. When Sandra and I decided to record an entire CD of Bergman songs, everything started to fall into place. I contacted Alan and Marilyn to see if they had any songs that had never been recorded. They sent us several to consider, two of which are on this CD,“Mozart in the Dark” and “Being Without You”. To record these songs has brought me to a new spiritual level with my music.
Meeting Alan and Marilyn for the first time in 2010 was one of the greatest gifts of my musical career. Honoring them with this project and creating it with Sandra is a dream come true. With Love, Lori

Among the great pleasures and rewards of songwriting is hearing one’s songs performed with the respect and love that Sandra and Lori brought to this CD! Some of these songs have never been recorded and some have many recordings, but all are sung and played here with such freshness and keen jazz sensibility. Thank you both, Lori and Sandra!
Love,
Alan & Marilyn




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Donna McElroy

Lovers of Great Songs!!!
These two women, friends of mine, have done a very special and important favor for musicians and singers who are lovers of great music, and lovers of the Bergmans in particular! Listening to this all the time and wishing I were at the sessions!! This must have been a priceless experience I'm sure Lori and Sandra will never forget! I know I never will!
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Robert Hiers

Gorgeous Music, Luscious Lyrics
This piano/vocal duo is a tribute to the lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman. So many classic tunes with a couple of firsts! The interplay between Lori Mechem's accompaniment and Sandra Dudley's singing is subtle and restrained, but masterful. Even the most pop-themed tune ("How Do You Keep the Music Playing") is placed in a jazz setting, underscored rhythmically and harmonically by Lori. My personal favorites, however, are the other Michel Legrand tunes - the classic "The Summer Knows" from The Summer of '42, and the poignant "You Must Believe in Spring". A new find for me is the Dave Grusin tune "What Matters Most" - just devastating.

HIghly recommended!!
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Don O. Henry

Awesome Twosome
Awesome! To hear a pianist and vocalist create together with such stunning synergism is a rare treat. Each clearly sensed what the other was going to do and augmented it, blending their command of tonal dynamics spectacularly. Sandra’s sensitive delivery of the lyrics and Lori’s exceptional keyboard skills make this one of the all-time top piano-vocal jazz albums. So many tunes are so alluring that I couldn’t decide which song is my favorite. I challenge you to listen and see if you can. Just keep the music playing.
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Mary Kamien

Relax and unwind with this wonderful CD!
Amazing! Unique! This is an incredibly relaxing CD to listen to. Sandra's vocals are amazing - with just the right mix of strength and delicacy. Lori's has a beautiful touch on the piano, conveying the strength, emotion and beauty of every song. Their interpretations of these classic songs is fresh and simple. The CD has an intimacy not common in many recordings. The selection of songs is wonderful - the classics I have come to know and love over the years plus the excitement of a few never before recorded songs. The lyrics are timeless and meaningful to listeners of all ages. My favorites are "What Matters Most", "Alone in the World" and "You Must Believe in Spring." These songs stay in your heart and soul long after you have finished listening. I love this CD!
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