Los Angeles, California - Wrightwood Records has announced the release of Marilyn Harris' breakout CD of new original jazz songs (with attitude!) entitled, Future Street.
The disc features solos by some of Hollywood's finest jazz musicians, including Wayne Bergeron, Pete Christlieb, Dan Higgins, Bob Leatherbarrow, Bill Liston, Warren Luening, Andy Martin and Dave Carpenter. Thereís also a vocal duet with veteran jazz singer Mark Winkler. Jazz songwriting legend Bob Dorough adds liner notes. Production is by Mark Wolfram and arrangements are by Marilyn Harris and Mark Wolfram.
This is Marilynís second solo CD release for Wrightwood Records, following her 1993 solo debut entitled, Between The Lines. The story of Future Street starts with the songs: 11 smart, sassy originals and 1 classic standard - all delivered with Marilynís swinginí style and clear, bell-like sound. Her warmth and musicality shine through on every track. Marilyn will be supporting this new CD with a 20-state national tour in the coming months. Sheíll be appearing at Davenportís Cabaret in Chicago on May 4th and Dannyís Skylight Room in New York City on May 9th and 10th.
Future Street (WRCD-1580) is distributed nationally by NorthCountry Distributors and internationally on the web at www.wrightwoodrecords.com. Radio promotion is being handled by Josh Ellman and Mark Rini of Groov Marketing.
Danny's Skylight Room, New York City - May 9 & 10
About Marilyn Harris
Recently described by L.A. Jazz Sceneżs Scott Yanow as most impressive", singer-pianist-songwriter Marilyn Harris boasts an enviable jazz pedigree. After studying composition with Hale Smith at UConn and film scoring with Ray Wright and Manny Albam at Eastman School of Music, Marilyn worked extensively with jazz arranger Gil Evans and studied piano with Richard Tee and Rodgers Grant. She's composed and produced music for film and television, radio drama, audiobooks, advertising and theater, and her original jazz songs have been recorded by Anne Marie Moss, Jackie Paris and Diane Hubka. Marilyn's first CD release, BETWEEN THE LINES, featured Steve Rodby, Georg Wadenius, Mark Walker, Orbert Davis, Bobby Lewis, Steve Eisen and Sinatra alumni Mike Smith, Ron Kolber and Ron Friedman. Following years as a working studio singer, pianist and arranger, she's emerged with her first purely-jazz outing: FUTURE STREET: 12 tracks of sassy, hip words and sleek, original music featuring instrumental solos by Wayne Bergeron, Pete Christlieb, Dan Higgins, Bob Leatherbarrow, Bill Liston, Warren Luening, Andy Martin, Dave Carpenter, a vocal duet with Mark Winkler, and liner notes by jazz songwriting legend Bob Dorough.