Saturn Session / Various
Charlie Cochran entertained in New York for 29 years. At parties, he played for Lee Wiley, Martha Raye, Anita O'Day and Judy Garland. He has a distinctive sound and a jazzy chord sense. He's released four albums, two on Fred Astaire's AVA label, and two for Audiophile. Audrey Morris has been Chicago's premiere pianist/chanteuse for many years. Her spare piano orchestration let's the lyric shine through, and her taste in songs is superb. William Roy has accompanied everyone from Margaret Whiting and Lisa Kirk to Julie Wilson. His musical, 'Maggie' gave Mabel Mercer one of her finest songs, 'Charm'. He is also a superb vocalist. Patti Wicks is the most jazz-oriented of these musicians. Her buoyant, humorous vocals are a delight. Bobbie Horowitz is half of the writing/performing team Horowitz & Spector, active on the NY cabaret scene. Their parody of 'New York, New York' is a highlight. John Meyer has written comedy songs for Madeline Kahn, Lily Tomlin...and Judy Garland. He shares some of them here, in addition to the work of other comedy writers, like Ronny ('Mr. Dirt') Graham. Charlie, Audrey, Billy and Patti each have albums of their own. Visit their websites, or inquire here.