To Nat "King" Cole With Love

To Nat This recording showcases Maurice Hines as a heartfelt yet casual singer with an inimitable sound, comfortable in the tradition of jazz instrumentalists. He treats the lyrics with affectionate reverence because he understands the lyricist's intent, and his gently conversational phrasing brings new life to music we know well. He is not just a spendid actor who also sings; he is a dancer and choreographer who intuitively knows the right tempo and most importantly makes every word count.

Available from Arbors Records and the iTunes Music Store

Selections:
Unforgettable
It's Only A Paper Moon
The Very Thought of You
Walkin' My Baby Back Home
Smile
Little Girl
When I Fall In Love
Get Your Kicks on Route 66
Nevertheless (I'm In Love with You)
Almost Like Being In Love
I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
This Can't Be Love
Love Is Here To Stay
Dream
L-O-V-E

Maurice: I've Never Been In Love Before

Maurice: I've Never Been In Love Before"Maurice is a new voice in jazz. In I've Never Been In Love Before, he takes you on a journey through the peaks and valleys of a love affair. On this particular trip, Maurice is joined by two combinations, both comprised of the most exciting and accomplished musicians that any singer could be fortunate enough to have on his team. Such gifted accompanists as Frank Owens, Bob Cranshaw, Joe Wilder, Frank Wess, Joe Shepley and Sherrie Maricle know exactly how to inspire, cajole and guide Maurice through the ups and downs of love - the experiences that all of us have and will go through in life."
— Will Friedwald, author of Jazz Singing and Sinatra! The Song Is You

Available from Arbors Records

Selections:
I've Never Been In Love Before
Taking a Chance On Love
Exactly Like You
This Heart Of Mine
Sweet Lorraine
My Romance
speaker But Beautiful
Imagination
It Had To Be You
speaker Body And Soul
You've Changed
How Insensitive
speaker A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes/Never Never Land