Elizabeth Tomboulian's fresh take on a wide range of songs about Love in various states: broken, in need of repair, naughty, ambivalent, and high-flying. She set out to affirm that Love can heal what is hurting in this world— with the additional help of more love. When the dust settles on conflict, if we remember to love, we can supersede the pain, and feed our hungers for inspiration and everything else money just won't buy. She wrote lyrics to McCoy Tyner's "For Tomorrow" noting ambivalence while affirming that love will carry on. She added a new lyric to "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" that there is no fear in this whole sphere that love cannot defeat. These all done with integrative style steeped deeply in Latin and straight-ahead jazz, blues, Gospel, springing from long-ago earthen folk and Americans, interpreted with harmonic maturity and exquisite voice.
Elizabeth Tomboulian, vocals, piano 5, 8, 10; Guitar 7, 11
Lee Tomboulian, piano 1-4, 6-7, 9-10; vocals 3, 4, 9, Nord 11
Cliff Schmitt, bass all except 5, 8, 10
Alvester Garnett drums all except 5, 8, 10
Ingrid Jensen, trumpet and flugelhorn 2, 4, 6, 11
- Jazz & Blues