Tag Archives: Daniela Schachter


22 May

Every week I try to play music that strikes a chord with as many audiences as possible. Still, there’s been one group, hidden in the shadows, I’ve ignored…until this week. Stalkers – this one was for you!

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THEN I’LL BE HAPPY  /  Joe Williams  /  “The Song is You”
  • TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Listen Here”
  • ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • I WILL WAIT FOR YOU  /  Daniela Schachter  /  “Purple Butterfly”
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU  /  Frank Sinatra & Count Basie  /  “Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”
  • I’VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU  /  Dianne Reeves  /  Good Night & Good Luck”
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE  /  The Police  /  “Synchronicity”
  • THE MORE I SEE YOU  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Falling In Love With Love”
  • WALKIN’ AFTER MIDNIGHT  /  Tierney Sutton  /  “Something Cool”
  • YOU DON’T KNOW ME  /  Harry Connick, Jr.  /  “Only You”
  • THE NEARNESS OF YOU  /  Stephane Grappelli  /  “The Collection”
  • YOU’RE GONNA SEE A LOT OF ME  /  Lisa Ekdahl  /  “When Did You Leave Heaven?”
  • THAT OLD FEELING  /  Cleo Laine  /  “That Old Feeling”
  • WHERE ARE YOU?  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Shadows In the Night”
  • WHERE CAN I GO WITHOUT YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “Forbidden Fruit”
  • THE BOY NEXT DOOR  /  Champian Fulton  /  “Change Partners: Live At Yardbird Suite”
  • I’M SHADOWING YOU  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Blossom Dearie Sings”
  • SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • SLOW BOAT TO CHINA  /  Homer & Jethro  /  “Confucius Say”
  • WATCHING  /  Renee Yoxon  /  “Here We Go Again”
  • WATCH WHAT HAPPENS  /  Thomas Quasthoff  /  “The Jazz Album”
  • IN LOVE IN VAIN  /  Sarah Vaughan  /  “Crazy & Mixed Up”
  • MICHAEL BUBLE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “The Vienna Affair”
  • DREAMER  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Dreamer In Concert”
  • I COULD WRITE A BOOK  /  Tony Bennett  /  “The Complete Improv Recordings”                                  
  • SO IN LOVE  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “So In Love”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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15 Jul

Turntable For One is on its Summer hiatus until September 1st, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not busy in my secret and undisclosed location, plotting how to make the new season the best one ever – no matter who gets hurt in the process.

I’ve been listening to three jazz vocalists who are also terrific pianists. You might want to check them out.

Daniela Schachter — From her name and slight European accent, you probably can guess that Daniela currently lives in New Jersey. Purple Butterfly is the CD I’ve been listening to most. She leads a a strong quintet from her piano, though her sweet clear voice is the shining star here.

Diane Marino — There is more grit to Diane’s voice and to her powerful piano playing, perhaps the result of years of playing in NYC clubs and now Nashville. Her lastest CD, From The Heart, is a good place to start. It’s a “best of” compilation of her recordings so far. With her husband, Frank Marino, setting down a solid line on bass, Diane rocks and croons standards plus more than a few surprising selections.

Dena DeRose — Probably the most nuanced of these three singer-pianists. She has a number of CDs including two recent live recordings at The Jazz Standard. Instrumentally, she and her trio play as one thoughtful unit and Dena can swing on piano; vocally she takes interesting chances with phrasing and melodies, yet never sacrifices the heart of singing: storytelling.

I’ll have a few more listening suggestions in the weeks to come, and let me know if you also want my fool-proof recipes for summer barbecues.