Lounge Union, 2007, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: Samson Trinh is a writer, arranger, producer and conductor. But he felt that his project would not be complete without engaging the best musicians to perform his works. So he invited 48 of the best available artists in the Richmond, Virginia area to do their magic on Very Strange Night. The band ranges from a duo to a full orchestra with strings accented by featured artists on each song. Examples are Terri Murphy singing “That’s Why”; “Signs Are Full Of Jive”, a jovial blues number with Adrian Duke singing and manning the B3; Jackie Frost taking us to the country with “Thank Goodness”; and the warm brassy arrangement of “Time After Time” with the Upper East Side Big Band who also played the title track. This is a very good session that was strange only in the mix of selections.
Publicist: Kari-On Productions