Guess Who's in Town

Guess Who's in Town

by Daryl ShermanDaryl Sherman


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Daryl Sherman has combined a likable set list, talented accompaniment, and her own vocal style to create a solid effort on Guess Who's in Town! The arrangements of guitar, piano, bass and, on several songs, tenor and bass sax, concoct a lively bedding for Sherman's vocals and leave room for spry solos. The arrangements also vary quite a bit from song to song, which guarantees that the flow of the material never fades into the background. Overall, Guess Who's in Town!'s approach stretches from relaxed ballads to medium-tempo songs like the title cut. All of this serves to warmly adorn Sherman's light and airy vocal style, equally at home on traditional fare like "Carolina in the Morning" and oddities like "Tennessee Fish Fry." Jon Wheatley's guitar plays a prominent role on many cuts. His chord-based style adds bounce and swing to fun songs like "Tennessee Fish Fry" and a quiet intimacy to ballads like "Angel Eyes." Sherman's piano and vocal style is clearly founded in the '50s and earlier, more swing and mainstream than bop. This especially shows when Sherman and the band turn in a likable though conservative instrumental version of the progressive "Lullaby of Birdland." Sherman and her companions have put together a likable disc, firmly enmeshed in the easygoing jazz of yesterday.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/13/2007
Label: Arbors Records
UPC: 0780941134124
catalogNumber: 19341
Rank: 160586

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Daryl Sherman   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Vince Giordano   Bass Saxophone
Harry Allen   Tenor Saxophone
Dave Green   Bass
Jay Leonhart   Bass
Jon Wheatley   Guitar

Technical Credits

George Shearing   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Daryl Sherman   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Andy Razaf   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Jim Czak   Engineer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Jay Leonhart   Producer,Audio Production
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Dick Sudhalter   Liner Notes
Phil Ohman   Composer
Bud Flanagan   Composer
Mat Domber   Executive Producer
Rachel Domber   Executive Producer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Reginald Connelly   Composer
Earl Brent   Composer
Roger Schore   Composer
Luke Melton   Cover Design
Nancy Winston   Composer

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