Sunday, October 4, 2015

USA: Mark Winkler - Jazz And Other Four Letter Words (Cafe Pacific Records 2015)

Mark Winkler | Jazz and Other Four Letter Words Jazz and Other Four Letter words is the swinging new release by Los Angeles jazz vocalist and lyricist Mark Winkler. The CD features two duets with Manhattan Transfer's Cheryl Benyne and an eclectic mix of standards, not so standard tunes and Winkler originals. Backed by John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton and some of the finest musicians on the West Coast, Jazz and Other Four Letter Words is Mark Winkler's 14th CD as a leader and showcases him at the top of his game as a vocalist and lyricist.

His last two releases, "West Coast Cool" and "The Laura Nyro Project" topped the Jazz Week charts and got great reviews.
Over 250 of his songs have been recorded by such singers as Dianne Reeves, Jane Monheit, Randy Crawford, Claire Martin, Bob Doroughand Cheryl Bentyne and Liza Minnelli.
Mark Winkler