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Halie Loren


Justin Time Recordings JTR 8574-2

Halie Loren (vcl) Matt Treder (keyboards) Tim McLaughlin (tp) Mark Schneider (b) Brian West (d). Tracks 1, 6, 8, 10 & 11 Pacific City, Oregon 2009, tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12 & 13 Gleneden Beach, Oregon 2009, track 14 Seoul, Korea 2011, track 15 Nagoya, Japan 2011

Danger In Loving You/Sunny Afternoon/I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For/More/Cry Me A River/The Girl From Ipanema/Free To Be Loved By Me/Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby/Love Me Like A River Does/They Oughta Write A Song/High Heel Blues/Summertime/My Rainbow Race/I'd Rather Go Blind/Nearness Of You TT 64:41

This is a first class album performed by some first class musicians out of the Northwest corner of the US, more specifically Eugene, Oregon. Not one of the musicians were known to me before receiving this CD. However Justin Time Recordings produced it and I trust them. I have attempted to find out some information of these people and was only partly successful. Ms. Loren has been singing since a child and also composes music. She wrote four of the tunes on this disc (Danger In Loving You, More, Free To Be Loved By Me and They Oughta Write A Song). I found all four to be very interesting and well within the tradition - no far out stuff here. …


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