Lyricist/Singer Lorraine Feather's ATTACHMENTS Scores Grammy Nomination
Lyricist/jazz singer Lorraine Feather's Attachments was released in August of 2013. The album consists of collaborations with Lorraine Feather's three longtime co-writers Shelly Berg, Russell Ferrante and Eddie Arkin. One additional song is an adaptation of a movie theme by Dave Grusin (Memphis Stomp, from The Firm), with whom Feather began working in 2012; another is a Grusin arrangement of Bach's Air on the G String with Feather's added lyrics. Attachments also includes a lyricized version of Joey Calderazzo's La Valse Kendall, from Calderazzo's album with Branford Marsalis, Songs of Mirth and Melancholy.
Feather has released nine albums in the last dozen years, the first of which was New York City Drag, an all-Fats Waller album with her added lyrics, and accompaniment by pianists Dick Hyman and Mike Lang. She did a similar treatment with Ellington material on her 2005 release Such Sweet Thunder?Music of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Her last three solo albums (Ages, Tales of the Unusual and Attachments) have focused heavily on songs written with living jazz composers, and were all Grammy-nominated. In 2013, Feather also released Fourteen, under the duo name Nouveau Stride, with young St. Louis stride piano phenomenon Stephanie Trick.