June 17, 2024

Long, Long Ago
Lynette Washington
(GuavaJamm – 1999)
by Paula Edelstein

Lynette Washington has been active on the New York Jazz and R&B scene for many years. She has sung with New Voices of Freedom, The Mark of Aries and a slew of jazz artists from Tommy Campbell to George Coleman. This is her debut album for GuavaJamm. Gerry Niewood and Darryl Pelegrini both played with Chuck Mangione while Cameron Brown has worked with just about everyone in the jazz field.

Dennis Bell is a world renowned producer and pianist having played and produced everyone from rapper Doug E Fresh to Rockers U2 to Jazz flautist Dave Valentin. He has performed with Dave Grusin, Tom Browne, Steve Jordan, Eddie Jones, Nick Brignola, Sal Salvador, Buddy Morrow, Marcus Miller, Buddy Williams and many others. Check them out… Lynette Washington (Vocals), Gerry Niewood (Saxophones), Darryl Pelegrini (Drums), Cameron Brown (Bass) & Dennis Bell (Piano).

1. Always Christmas (D. Bell, W. Nesbit)
2. Long, Long Ago (D. Bell)
3. Eight Bright Candles (D. Bell, D. Washington)
4. What’s Become of Christmas? (D. Bell, C. Washington, L. Washington)
5. A Visit From St Nicholas (Jazz Suite) (D. Bell, C. Moore) 6. Kwanza- (D. Bell)

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