Laura Taylor: "Have Mercer on Me...Laura Taylor sings Johnny Mercer"
Recording artist, Laura Taylor performs songs from her latest CD Have Mercer on Me Laura Taylor sings Johnny Mercer. This program showcases Lauras talents as singer, pianist, and arranger, with world class musicians sharing the stage. Lauras selections of songs from the Mercer library and her performance of these selections have been described as impeccable. The best of Mercers introspective genius on songs like When the World was Young and Skylark, are perfect vehicles for the haunting voice and magical styling of this extraordinary singer. Laura Taylor is also aware of Johnny Mercers great sense of whimsy, and in her choice of songs like The Glow Worm and Accentuate the Positive, she gives her audience a chance to enjoy this side of Mercer while also demonstrating that she can really swing! Reviewer J.J. Brennan in his recent review of Lauras Mercer program, performed in concert to a sold-out crowd of over 300, wrote, a great show, by a great voice that blends the best of the ballad and the jazz singer; but most important of all, her audience feels her soul, the soul that stimulates the voice that conveys the meaning of her songs.
A GREAT SHOW, BY A GREAT VOICE THAT BLENDS THE BEST OF THE BALLAD AND THE JAZZ SINGER; BUT MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL, HER AUDIENCE FEELS HER SOUL, THE SOUL THAT STIMULATES THE VOICE THAT CONVEYS THE MEANING OF HER SONGS.- JJBRENNAN, JAZZ NOTES, (VEGAS JAZZ), JANUARY 2011
WHAT A CLEVER TITLE, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY- A BEAUTIFULLY PERFORMED AND PRODUCED WORK.-MICHAEL FEINSTEIN
YOUR RENDITIONS OF THESE GREAT SONGS ARE IMPECCABLE.-PHILP FURIA, AUTHOR OF SKYLARK, A BIOGRAPHY OF JOHNNY MERCER - ST. MARTINS PRESS