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by Laura Martier & The John Toomey Quartet

Jazz Vocal - "Intersection" Where straight-ahead jazz meets the songs of one of contemporary music's golden era of songwriting. Songs by Bob Dylan, David Crosby, Brian Wilson, Laura Nyro and others.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. A Swallow Song
4:45 album only
2. Harpo's Blues
5:47 album only
3. Summer's Coming Around Again
3:53 album only
4. Undun
5:21 album only
5. My Back Pages
5:36 album only
6. The Love's Still Growing
4:38 album only
7. Didn't Want To Have To Do It
5:15 album only
8. Guinnevere
6:26 album only
9. The Warmth Of The Sun
3:46 album only
10. Buy & Sell
4:42 album only


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"The drive and emotional commitment of this album recall the original Return to Forvever with Brazilian vocalist Flora Purim. Martier shares a high-flying expressiveness with Purim, while Toomey pushes the rhythm section aggressively."
Review by Owen Cordle
Raleigh News & Observer 1/20/02

"Intersection" is Laura's follow-up to her much praised and played debut CD from 1997. That album, a collaboration between Laura and a quartet led by Norfolk, Virginia based guitarist Woody Beckner, found Laura working her way through a smartly chosen program of jazz standards along with a few surprises such as Alec Wilder's "Moon & Sand".

For the vocalist, who makes her home on North Carolina's sandy Outer Banks, the album proved to be an ideal calling card, earning her new fans and the opportunity to perform regularly throughout the Outer Banks and Southeastern and Central Virginia.

Growing up in a musical household in rural Wisconsin, she's performed everything from funk to folk over the years. It was precisely this varied musical background that made Laura such a natural for "Intersection". Drawing from a rich tapestry of musical influences, she effortlessly blends them into the straight-ahead jazz setting of these sessions, carefully maintaining the integrity of the lyrics, yet redefining the songs as the best jazz singers always do.

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Produced by Jimmy Masters & Jack Frieden
Arrangements by John Toomey
Album Concept by Jack Frieden

Recorded at Master Sound Studio, Virginia Beach, Virginia
September 2000 & May 2001
Engineer: Rob Ulsh
Mixed by: Rob Ulsh and Jimmy Masters.
Art Direction and Design by Kellie Kulton
Photography by Kellie Kulton



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Jazz Vocal - "Intersection" Where straight-ahead jazz meets the songs of one of contemporary music's golden era of songwriting. Songs by Bob Dylan, David Crosby, Brian Wilson, Laura Nyro and others, mixed with the understated, laid back brilliance of Astrud Gilberto, this artist managed to make a jazz record of eye popping magnatude.


Great CD
I really like your sound. You get drawn in. Keep up the good work!