Tender Moments

Tender Moments

by Morgana King



The veteran jazz singer is master of the low to high vocal dynamics, approaching standards with either a bass-colored emotion or a high, sorrowful tone. Sometimes, as on "Lush Life," she'll switch ranges midway through the tune. This release is a collection of classic standards and popular tunes from the rock era with a spotlight on King's unique, haunting voice backed by ultra-sparse arrangements. Though individual tunes are sometimes strong (she's much more effective on pieces like "Body and Soul" than modern hits like "Through the Eyes of Love"), this is an all-ballad affair, and the lack of rhythmic variation and rich arrangements keeps the 15-track flow a bit stagnant. On the other hand, the collection promises tender moments, and delivers just that. You've probably never heard these songs sung so pristinely by someone capable of wringing every raw emotion out of them.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/2003
Label: Savoy Jazz
UPC: 0795041725325
catalogNumber: 17253

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Morgana King   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bill Mays   Piano
Ray Mantilla   Percussion
Joe Puma   Guitar
Sue Evans   Percussion
Ben Aronov   Keyboards,Electric Piano
Ronnie Bedford   Drums
Edward Caccavale   Drums
Jean R. Dane   Viola
Eddie Daniels   Flute
Art Koenig   Bass
Steve LaSpina   Bass
Jay Leonhart   Bass
Charles McCracken   Cello
Adam Nussbaum   Drums
Matthew Raimondi   Violin
Anahid Ajemian   Violin
Warren Odze   Bass,Drums
Mark Orrin Schuman   Cello
Don Rebic   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Michael McDonald   Engineer
Billy Preston   Composer
Morgana King   Arranger,Producer
Bill Mays   Arranger,Producer
Mitch Farber   Arranger,Producer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Todd Barkan   Producer
Johnny Burke   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Joe Fields   Producer
Bruce Fisher   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Chuck "Fingers" Irwin   Producer,Engineer
Butch Jones   Engineer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Torrie Zito   Arranger
Page Simon   Graphic Design

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Tender Moments 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a magnificant album! I am enjoying every trac on this CD. I get chills every time I listen to Morgana's "My Funny Valentine/You are so Beautiful." This is truely a beautiful song done so flawlessly by the artist. I am grateful for the sparcity of instrumentation. Morgana voice radiates a sensitivity that rises from her soul. Thank you Morgana! I am truely disappointed that I've not be able to find CDs of of earlier albums.