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Samara Joy

Linger Awhile (CD)

Linger Awhile finds once-in-a-generation vocalist Samara Joy updating beloved songs with a modern twist, sometimes singing original lyrics using the melodies of famous instrumental solos, a style known as vocalese. Recorded at Sear Sound in New York City and featuring exemplary musicianship by Pasquale Grasso (guitar), Ben Paterson (piano), David Wong (double bass), and Kenny Washington (drums), the tracklist is comprised of reinvented classics including “Someone to Watch Over Me” (George Gershwin), “'Round Midnight” (Thelonious Monk), and “Nostalgia (The Day I Knew)” (Fats Navarro). Linger Awhile not only highlights Samara’s timeless vocals and a musical wisdom beyond her years. 

1. Can’t Get Out Of This Mood 2. Guess Who I Saw Today 3. Nostalgia 4. Sweet Pumpkin 5. Misty 6. Social Call 7. I’m Confessin’ 8. Linger Awhile 9. ‘Round Midnight 10. Someone to Watch Over Me