Ladies Sing for Lovers

Now available from MCG JAZZ!
Ladies Sing for Lovers

"Having edited most of his writing since the early 1990s, I believe that Frank Mantooth's last project, Ladies Sing For Lovers, is his greatest work. Scored this time for full orchestra and twelve incomparable vocalists, Frank's distinct writing style challenges each singer both musically and technically while, at the same time, he has masterfully orchestrated each chart to fit them in a very personal way. Combine that with some remarkable solos from Kim Park, Dave Steinmeyer, and others - and the results are stunning. Our thanks to Frank's wife, Carrie, for seeing this project through to completion. Everyone who will get to experience this will be richer for it. Thanks, Tooth. We miss you."

--John Blane, co-producer of Ladies Sing For Lovers

The new Ladies Sing For Lovers CD features these great tunes and vocalists:

If You Could See Me Now Karrin Allyson
When Did You Leave Heaven Kirsten Gustafson
You'll See Paula West
You Don't Know What Love Is Sunny Wilkinson
It Never Entered My Mind Jay Clayton
Good Morning Heartache Margaret Carlson
My Heart Won't Lie Oleta Adams
Imagination Rebecca Parris
Why Stars Come Out At Night Stacy Rowles
Ballad Of The Sad Young Men Sheila Jordan
Nearness Of You/You're Nearer Ann Hampton Callaway
I Got It Bad, And That Ain't Good Diane Schuur
  (Karrin Allyson & Diane Schuur appear courtesy of Concord Records)


We regret to announce that Frank Mantooth passed away on January 30, 2004.

Memorial donations may be made to:

Frank Mantooth Memorial
c/o International Association of Jazz Educators
P.O. Box 724
Manhattan, KS 66502

An online tribute to Frank is being hosted by the website of the New Trier Jazz Festival.
For information, visit http://ntjazz.com/tooth/


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