L.A. Voices / Supersax

Supersax & L.A. Voices

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After recording several notable albums, Supersax teamed up with a five-voice vocal ensemble called the L.A. Voices. Sue Raney sang lead, and Med Flory (altoist and co-founder of Supersax) doubled as one of the singers. While "In the Still of the Night" and "Old Folks" were originally recorded by Charlie Parker and the Dave Lambert Singers, the other songs on this LP were either cut by Parker without voices or not even by the altoist (particularly Med Flory's "L.A."), so more liberties were taken than usual for a Supersax record. Still, the spirit of Charlie Parker is felt throughout this record and the vocal group (which would be heard on two other Supersax records) is excellent. Highlights include "Embraceable You," "The Song Is You," and "Star Eyes."

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