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Diane Schuur Offers Standards on Upcoming CD

Singer/pianist Diane Schuur returns to her jazz roots with the Feb. 26th release of Some Other Time on Concord Jazz. On the album Schuur performs songs from her parents’ generation, enduring standards such as “Nice Work if You Can Get it,” “Blue Skies” and “Danny Boy,” some of the earliest and most enduring music in her creative consciousness.

Since her recording career began in the early 1980s, Schuur has scored two Grammy awards and three additional Grammy nominations, and has performed and collaborated with artists as diverse as B.B. King, Ray Charles, Stan Getz and many more.

“This recording is a celebration of the fortieth anniversary of my mother’s death,” says Schuur, whose mother died at age 31 in January 1967, when the aspiring young vocalist and musician was only 13 years old. “This is a celebration of the music she introduced to me when I was growing up. After enough time goes by, everything your parents ever told you, everything they ever tried to teach you, starts to make sense. You find out how they grew up and how they looked at the world in the context of their generation and their times.”

Photo by Maura Lanahan

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