MP3 the Tarabini's - the many moods of "Gloria"
Classic Jazz - Vocals
10 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Jazz Vocals, JAZZ: Traditional Jazz Combo
the Tarabini’s – the many moods of "Gloria” – Is a compilation of Classic Jazz that Features the groups Vocalist, Gloria (Less) Tarabini, a former San Francisco TV personality / performer with the Del Courtney Orchestra and TV show, “Search for Songs”, and the NBC Channel 4 show, “Your Show”. Gloria has been an USO entertainer, a big band singer with several San Francisco area big bands, at such venues as The Fairmont, The St. Francis, The Claremont, and the Lake Merritt hotels, and currently is a weekly regular on a local PBS TV station. She is equally at home with a Romantic Ballads, a Sassy Blues / Jazz tune, or a Broadway Show. This is the groups fifth CD, and features the many moods (and styles) of “Gloria”, a true throwback to a simpiler time. This is worth your listening.
Gloria is backed by “the Tarabini’s“ – which is a tight acoustical sound that blends Accordion, Vibes, Bass and Guitar into a classic jazz style, reminiscent of the great groups of the past, i.e. Art Van Damne, George Shearing, Ernie Felice, etc…The group plays Classic Jazz with fire, zest and enthusiasm reminiscent of days past, with vocals that reminds one of the great divas.
“the Tarabini''s” feature Accordionist Al Tarabini, a popular San Francisco Bay Area product, who was influenced by the great jazz accordionists Ernie Felice & Art Van Damne, the George Shearing Quintet, and the big bands of https://www.tradebit.comington, https://www.tradebit.comes, https://www.tradebit.comdman, & Count Basie. He has performed both on SF radio and TV and at many of the Top Hotels and nightspots in the SF Bay area. “the Tarabinis” are a regular on a local PBS station.
Vibraphonist Yancie Taylor a product of the SF Bay Area, has traveled the world entertaining jazz fans, especially in the SF Bay Area, where he has been a Sunday afternoon regular at the popular “Fifth Amendment”. Such outstanding musicians as Les McCann, Ramsey Lewis, Milt Jackson, Bobbie Hutchinson, and Cal Tjader have influenced him;
Bassist Terry Hilliard, also a SF Bay Area product, is internationally known for his performances with the Cal Tjader Latin Jazz group (albums – “Soul Sauce” & “Soul Bird”). Has performed with Johnny Mathis, the Mills Bros., and the Virgil Gonzales Sextet, blues legend Johnnie Bassett. He is listed in the “the Very Best of Jazz” with Verve Records, and is a charter member of the “San Francisco Legends of Jazz”.
Guitarist Leigh Wyckoff, grew up in the Wine Country of the Napa Valley, receiving his music degree from Sonoma State University. He is a college professor, a private music teacher, a great Jazz, and R&B guitarist, and has recorded his own record album “Moonlight Café”. Has performed with the likes of Grammy Award winner Paul McCandless, Richie Cole, Bennie Wallace, Mel Graves to name a few. Leigh plays jazz, classical, R&B, and a composer of his own music.