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Sweet Happy Life

by Tracey Lyons

A fresh and stunning take on a smart collection of jazz/pop classics. Just when you thought no further riches could be mined from these tunes, along comes this immensely sophisticated debut.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Talk to Me Baby
3:10 $0.99
2. Jazz 'N Samba - Sweet Happy Life
4:11 $0.99
3. Never Never Land
3:34 $0.99
4. Feel Like Makin' Love
3:29 $0.99
5. Frim Fram Sauce
3:06 $0.99
6. The Surrey With the Fringe On Top
3:31 $0.99
7. Dreamer
3:26 $0.99
8. It Don't Mean a Thing
1:58 $0.99
9. Sunday Kind of Love
4:19 $0.99
10. Dream a Little Dream of Me - Give Me a Kiss to Build a Dream On
3:10 $0.99
11. If I Only Had a Brain
2:45 $0.99
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Album Notes
Singer-pianist Tracey Lyons is especially gifted with a superb vocal instrument and has the impeccable taste to know how to use it. Her voice is intimate, warm, relaxed, engaging and, most of all, a sheer joy to listen to. She makes it all sound so effortless and satisfying. Every musical decision here has been made with considerable class and intelligence. Ms. Lyons and her bandmates are knowing professionals who perform with supreme elegance and crispness.

On a CD replete with both subtle and obvious pleasures, perhaps the single most striking accomplishment is Ms. Lyons’ rendition of “If I Only Had A Brain” (yes, from the Wizard of Oz). Arranged by Harry Connick, Jr., this song is remarkable in its emotional richness and depth.

Based in Greenwich CT, Ms. Lyons has, for years, been providing those who live in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey with the pleasure of her voice, piano playing, and personality in live gatherings. Now, with the release of this stunning debut, the rest of the world can enjoy her obvious talent.

Recorded live at BiCoastal Music, multiple Grammy nominated studio in Ossining NY.

The musicians: Tracey Lyons – piano and vocals. Jon Irabagon – tenor sax (winner of the 2008 Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition). Steve Taylor – bass. Peter Hohmeister – drums, percussion.



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Mike Jones

Sweet Happy Listening
I bought this cd a few weeks ago and haven't been able to stop listening to it in my car. Really good stuff. Tracey has a great voice and I really enjoy the songs. A good buy for any lover of classic jazz.

Barbara Laman

Sweet Happy Life
This is a fantastic CD. I have heard Tracey sing live and have always enjoyed her singing and piano skills but this album tops it all.

Jana Price

Sweet Happy Life
Whole family loves this cd!!


tracy lyons sweet happy life
Wonderful! Easy on the ear, provocative instrumentals, clear, earthy vocals make this a must for any jazz lover. I recently played this as background music for a cocktail party, it worked a treat, everyone was at ease and in the mood to party! I'm looking forward to listening over and over but this time without the party guests. A real gem. Highly recommended.

Philip Davidson

Wowie Kazowie!
I wasn't sure what to expect when I first heard this CD. I was astonished ... blown away ... head over heels. And those are understatements. I'm a big fan of Diana Krall, and Tracey Lyons is absolutely in that league. She has a mesmerizing voice that transported me right to the Algonquin, where I sat sipping a dry martini and fell madly in love. I don't know if a CD can be worn out by repeated playing, but it may happen to this one. Hearing is believing. So listen up: I strongly urge everyone with two ears to buy this CD immediately so they can hear why I'm in love.

Dorothy Pace

I LOVE this CD!!! I'm sure anyone who listens to the album will comment on "If I Only Had a Brain". It has never been rendered so movingly. But other joys abound. Fun is to be had. "It Don't Mean a Thing" and "Jazz n' Samba" will do it. I'm glad her fabulous voice has such fabulous musicians, a pleasure to sense how they work together. This is a great piece of work!

Laurie B

I love smooth jazz vocals, so this CD is perfect for me. The musicians and arrangements complement her voice beautifully. I like the song selection. You don't find "Sunday Kind of Love" and "If I Only Had a Brain" on other cd's. It makes "Sweet Happy Life" a great addition to my jazz vocalist collection.