Brian Trainor and Friends
Why Try to Change Me Now?

Brian Trainor passed away unexpectedly on 07/08/06, two months prior to the release of this recording. He expressed an ‘catchy’ exuberance over the creation of this project and highly anticipated its release. This is dedicated to Brian and his incredible ‘spirit’ that is still upon us through his music.

All the vocalists share that quality of being immediate identifiable. Itøs through their sound that their story emerges. Itøs a quality shared by the featured horn players as well. Richie Cole, Brianøs old mate from Trenton, is in classic form with his cutting edge alto, and (the late) Steve Marcus has been one of the bad boys of bebop for decades. It’s a pleasure to hear them both again on this CD. And it’s a testament to Brian’s good taste as well as to his reputation that he was able to round up such remarkable singers and players for this collection.

VOCALISTS – Jimmy Scott (Tracks 2,8,10), Jon Lucien (Tracks 1,7,11), Kelly Rodrigues (Tracks 3,10,12), Lois Smith (Tracks 4,9), Jacque Major (Track 5)


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PROGRAM LISTING     
She Goes Home (Brian Trainor)
Why Try to Change Me Now (Joseph McCarthy/Cy Coleman)
When She Loved Me (Randy Newman)
I Got It Bad (Edward Kennedy Ellington)
Guilty (Randy Newman)
Song for Island Girl (Brian Trainor)
Feelin’ Good (Anthony Newley/Leslie Bircusse)
The Folks Who Live on the Hill (Jerome Kern)
I’ve Got the World on a String (Kohler/Arlen)
Every Time We Say Goodbye (Cole Porter)