DJ Hairy Larry Presents Lisa Ahia Singing My Romance
From The Archives Of Something Blue 2023-09-03
Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear a female vocalist accompanied by a female pianist recorded in 2011 at Bebopalooza!
This Saturday I have a great show featuring top jazz pianists and female vocalists. So I got to thinking about what I have in the archives of Something Blue that will complement the show. And I came up with Lisa Ahia. I love the way she sings the song “My Romance” and I do have several recordings of it. But when I heard the version recorded right here at ASU, on October 15, 2011, I knew I had found what I was looking for. With Joy Sanford accompanying Lisa on piano the resulting recording is very sparse and perfectly rendered. A great song to go with a great show.
So if you love this sound the way I love this sound be sure to tune in Saturday night at 10:00. Or, if you’re like me, and you’re not always awake at 10:00, you can hear the show later on the Something Blue website, sbblues.com.
The Bebopalooza! jazz festival was sponsored by KASU and the ASU Music Department. The act was billed as Gary Gazaway and The Memphis Jazz All Stars festuring Lisa Ahia, vocals. Gary Gazaway does not play on this song. James Sexton on drums and David Eckert, bass, join Lisa and Joy. Also playing in the Memphis Jazz All Stars were Stephen Lee, piano. They invited the Director Of Jazz Studies, Ron Horton, and my good friend, Joseph Curtis, to play with them on the last two songs.
Stephen Lee and James Sexton are the Memphis part of the All Stars. They have both played at KASU events several times. All the other musicians lived in Northeast Arkansas at the time.
So now, recorded at Bebopalooza! on October 15, 2011, and featuring Lisa Ahia, vocals, and Joy Sanford, piano, here’s “My Romance”.
Gary Gazaway Live at Arkansas State Student Union Outdoor Stage on 2011-10-15
And that’s Lisa Ahia singing “My Romance” right here at ASU, on October 15, 2011. Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00, to hear Roberta Flack, Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, and Bill Evans.
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