Artist: Aubrey Johnson, Randy Ingram
Album: Play Favorites
Release Date: 2022
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 96 kHz
Total Tracks: 13
Total Size: 960 MB
1-01. Aubrey Johnson – My Future (04:09)
1-02. Aubrey Johnson – If Ever I Should Leave You (04:58)
1-03. Aubrey Johnson – Prelude (01:37)
1-04. Aubrey Johnson – If I Should Lose You (05:32)
1-05. Aubrey Johnson – Conversation (04:23)
1-06. Aubrey Johnson – Olha Maria (05:38)
1-07. Aubrey Johnson – Didn’t We (02:34)
1-08. Aubrey Johnson – Chovendo Na Roseira (04:57)
1-09. Aubrey Johnson – Quem É Você (Close to Home) (04:53)
1-10. Aubrey Johnson – I’ll Remember April / April (03:58)
1-11. Aubrey Johnson – Born To Be Blue (04:32)
1-12. Aubrey Johnson – Bons Amigos (03:51)
1-13. Aubrey Johnson – My Ideal (03:50)
Acclaimed Pianist Randy Ingram and Virtuosic Vocalist Aubrey Johnson Team Up to Produce Play Favorites, a Duo Album Greater Than The Sum of Its Parts, due out November 4, 2022 via Sunnyside Records.When the musical partnership between a vocalist and a pianist rises to the level of equal collaboration, something truly special can occur. This rarefied relationship has produced some of the great duos in jazz—Billie Holiday and Teddy Wilson; Norma Winstone and John Taylor, Bill Evans and Tony Bennett, Ran Blake and Jeanne Lee, and more recently Kurt Elling and Laurence Hobgood. Aubrey Johnson and Randy Ingram share this special collaborative partnership, as documented on their beautiful new recording Play Favorites, due out on Sunnyside Records on November 4, 2022.
Upon arriving in New York after his graduation from the New England Conservatory, Ingram found work and gained experience working with vocalists, honing his skills as an accompanist and arranger. As his career developed, Randy’s focus shifted to his work as a composer and bandleader, recording three critically acclaimed records for Sunnyside (Sky/Lift, 2014, The Wandering, 2017, and The Means of Response, 2019) and touring worldwide with his trio and in duo settings with bassists Drew Gress and Matt Brewer.
Johnson, a fellow NEC graduate and New York transplant, is known for her uncanny ability to seamlessly navigate complicated melodies and improvisations, as well as to deliver a lyric with gorgeous expressivity. Among the 40+ albums Aubrey has contributed to as a side-person are Bobby McFerrin’s Grammy-nominated VOCAbuLaries and Lyle Mays’ Grammy Award-winning Eberhard. Her debut recording, Unraveled, which features her compositions and arrangements was released on Outside In Music in 2020.