The Lyric (album)

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The Lyric
Studio album by

The Lyric is a 2006 jazz album by saxophonist and percussionist Jim Tomlinson and vocalist Stacey Kent, who sings on ten of the thirteen tracks.[1]

The Lyric won the Album of the Year award at the 2006 BBC Jazz Awards.[2] The BBC's Gordon Miller recommended the album for its "craft, dedication and integrity".[1] John Fordham of The Guardian described it as "a repertoire of standards and sambas" characterized by the artists' "musicianly and understatedly spontaneous take on smooth jazz".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Manhã de Carnaval” (Luiz Bonfá and Antonio Maria) - 4:05
  2. Corcovado” (Antônio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees) - 3:46
  3. I've Grown Accustomed To His Face” (Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner) - 4:51
  4. If I Were A Bell” (Frank Loesser) - 3:55
  5. I Got Lost In His Arms” (Irving Berlin) - 5:12
  6. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?” (Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) – 6:28
  7. “Cockeyed Optimist” (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 4:37
  8. My Heart Belongs to Daddy” (Cole Porter) – 3:41
  9. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top” (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein ?) – 4:34
  10. “Outra Vez” (Antônio Carlos Jobim) – 4:51
  11. “Jardin D'hiver” (Keren Ann Zeidel, Benjamin Biolay) – 3:17
  12. “Something Happens To Me” (Jack Segal, Marvin Fisher) – 3:51
  13. Stardust” (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) – 5:09


Recorded at Curtis Schwartz Studios, 9–10 August 2005