One At A Time

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Sue Matthews’ latest release shows the variety and musical depth of this talented performer. From the widely-known ‘My Romance’ to the Scottish folk ballad, ‘Caledonia,’ you will certainly enjoy each selection, One At A Time.

Sue Matthews – Vocals
Stefan Scaggiari – Piano
Keter Betts – Bass
Steve Abshire – Guitar
Victor Dvoskin – Bass
Gerry Kunkel – Guitar
Frank Russo – Drums

 

Produced by Sue Matthews

Co-Producer: Stefan Scaggiari

Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by Les Lentz at LSP Recording Studios, Annapolis, Md.

Song List

  1. My Romance (Rogers/Hart)
  2. On My Way To You (Legrand/A. Bergman/M. Bergman)
  3. Rocks In My Bed (Ellington)
  4. Down With Love (Harburg/Arlen)
  5. Here’s To Life (Butler/Molinary)
  6. Imagine That (Tubb)
  7. Caledonia (MacLean)
  8. Wild Women Don’t Get The Blues (Cox)
  9. How Insensitive (Jobim/Gimbel/DeMoraes)
  10. One At A Time (Legrand/Bergman)
  11. Losing My Mind (Sondheim)
  12. Amazing Grace (Newton)

Love Dances

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Love Dances is a baker’s dozen of some of the most seductive and stylish songs you’ll ever hear. Matthews is backed by a superb rhythm section headed by Stefan Scaggiari (Concord Jazz) whose arrangements are wisely sparse, allowing Sue to showcase her extraordinary style. A gifted pianist, Scaggiari’s sensitivity follows and anticipates Sue’s every interpretive nuance. String bassist Keter Betts (Ella Fitzgerald) sets the mood, enhancing Sue’s subtlety throughout the album. Guitarist Steve Abshire and drummer Mike Smith round out this first rate quartet, creating the gentle acoustic sound that characterizes Love Dances.

Sue Matthews – Vocals
Stefan Scaggiari – Piano
Keter Betts – Acoustic Bass
Steve Abshire – Guitar
Mike Smith – Drums
Produced by Stefan Scaggiari & Sue Matthews
Executive Producer: Martin Horowitz
Arrangements by Stefan Scaggiari, Keter Betts & Sue Matthews
Recorded/Mixed by Bob Dawson at Bias Recording Co., Springfield, Va.

Song List

  1. Love Dance (Lins/Martins/Williams)
  2. Detour Ahead (Carter/Ellis/Frigo)
  3. I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues (Arlen/Koehler)
  4. Easy To Love (Porter)
  5. They Can’t Take That Away From Me (I. Gershwin/G. Gershwin)
  6. How Long Has This Been Going On? (I. Gershwin/G. Gershwin)
  7. Make Me Rainbows (Williams/M. Bergman/A. Bergman)
  8. With Every Breath I Take (Coleman/Zippel)
  9. I Thought About You (Van Heusen/Mercer)
  10. Where Or When (Hart/Rogers)
  11. There Ought To Be A Moonlight Savings Time (Kahel/Rickman)
  12. My Funny Valentine
    (Hart/Rogers)
  13. Our Love Is Here To Stay (I. Gershwin/G. Gershwin)

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L’annmoor

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L’annmoor
is the result of the collaborative efforts of two award winning
International recording artists:
champion Irish harpist, Lynn Saoirse and
American jazz standards singer, Sue Matthews.

For this global collaboration the two formed the duo,
Súil, which in Irish means both ‘hope’ and ‘eyes.’

This collection of 13 songs, penned mostly by top contemporary Irish songwriters,
will take you on a gentle journey of the heart.

They are joined by some of Ireland’s beloved traditional instrumental soloists:
Máirtín O’Connor, accordion; Nollaig Casey, fiddle and Cormac Breatnach on low whistle;
Liz Kane, fiddle; Garry O’Briain on guitar; and American cellist, Abby Newton.

With the combined efforts in the studio of James Blennerhassett on acoustic bass,
Frank Kilkelly on guitar and Bruno Staehelin on percussion,
L’annmoor is a true gem and worth your time for the listen.

Song List

  1. The Sea (Briege Murphy)
  2. Helpless Heart (Paul Brady)
  3. If I Gave My Heart  (Jimmy Chi)
  4. Haven for My Heart (Briege Murphy)
  5. Moondance (Van Morrison)
  6. Between Midnight and Blue (Anthony John Clarke)
  7. Lift the Wings (Bill Whelan)
  8. Helen’s Kitchen Waltz (Lynn Saoirse)
  9. Winter, Fire and Snow (Macdara Woods/Brendan Graham)
  10. The Sky Road (Jimmy MacCarthy)
  11. On the Edge (Lynn Saoirse)
  12. The Oldest Dream in the World (Brian Kennedy)
  13. When My Love and I Parted (Trad. arr. Lynn Saoirse/Sue Matthews)

Live at the Mainstay

Live at the Mainstay

Song List

  1. Hello Young Lovers
  2. Meditation
  3. Willow Weep For Me
  4. If It’s Magic
  5. September In The Rain
  6. Night and Day
  7. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  8. Nearness Of You
  9. One Note Samba
  10. Lush Life
  11. Some Other Time

Guys and Doll Live in Ireland

Aside from her solo vocal career, Sue enjoys being an intricate part of the 4-member group, Guys & Doll. Having traveled throughout Europe presenting their mix of early American blues, jazz, folk and traditional, audiences of all ages have anxiously awaited this release. From schools to concert halls, Guys & Doll have and continue to share some of this country’s rich musical heritage.

The cover photo, in some ways, helps to explain the wonderful contradictions that led to this album. First, Guys & Doll, a group of musicians from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, together since 1996, being invited to Ireland’s premier music and arts festival. . . Clifden Arts Week. Next, the group’s wonderful success there. . . even with the daunting presence of some of Ireland’s most famous performers. . . Tommy Sands, Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, De Dannan.

Guys & Doll: Live in Ireland was recorded in a variety of venues. . . pubs, halls, and the mystical great hall of the Old Priory, outside of Clifden. We’ve tried to present a broad sampling here. . . classic jazz, blues, a little folk, even (with some tentativeness) an Irish song or two. Sit back, listen, and try to imagine the group’s excitement and joy in playing. Picture the bar of a two hundred year old hotel, soft light, tinkling glasses and murmurs of conversation. . . or a pub, packed with people. . . a chance meeting with the great British rock and jazz fiddler, Ethna Hannigan. . . and in the background of our music, the twang of an Irish banjo. . . or the hush in a room when Sue Matthews sings a ballad. . .

Guys & Doll: Live in Ireland has all of the strengths and weaknesses of live recordings. . . yet it captures some of the magic we experienced. . . we love it. . . and hope you do too.

Sue Matthews – Vocals
Tom McHugh – Vocals, Banjo, Mouth Harp, Trumpet, Kazoo
Bill Matthews – Vocals, Guitar
Tom Anthony – Acoustic Bass
Ethan Hannigan – Fiddle
Recorded by Bernard Sanders & Roger Lewis
Digital Editing & Mastering: Roger Lewis, Monkeyboy Productions, Inc.
Manufacturing Coordinator: Stu Yahm, United Audio/Video Group, Los Angeles, Ca.
Recorded at the Eden Rock Hotel, The Central Hotel Bar & The Old Priory, Ireland

Song List

  1. I Love Being Here With You (Caesar/Youmans)
  2. Scotch & Soda (Guard)
  3. Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Waller/Razaf)
  4. Love In Vain (Johnson)
  5. Stormy Weather (Arlen/Koehler)
  6. Black Snake Moon (Jefferson)
  7. These Foolish Things (Strachey/Link/Marvell)
  8. Sadie Jane (Ledbetter)
  9. Over The Rainbow (Arlen/Harburg)
  10. How Long Blues (Carr)
  11. Stormy Blues (Holliday)
  12. Back In The Saddle Again (Autry)
  13. Down By Black Water Side/The River Is Wide (Traditional)
  14. Caledonia (MacClain)

When You’re Around

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Hot on the heels of her successful debut album, Love Dances (top 40 on the national jazz charts), Sue Matthews once again brings a fresh approach to the jazz standard and much more. This ‘bona fide jazz singer’ (Chuck Berg/JazzTimes), whose ‘delivery is intimate, flawless, and smooth’ (Keith and Kent Zimmerman/Gavin), brings you her release, When You’re Around.

When You’re Around showcases this vocalist’s ability to present the many flavors of jazz. Backed by stellar musicians headed once again by pianist Stefan Scaggiari (Concord Jazz), Matthews ignites the arrangements with her breezy abandon and smoldering style.

Sue Matthews – Vocals
Stefan Scaggiari – Acoustic Piano & Keyboards
Keter Betts – Acoustic Bass
Paul Bollenback – Guitar
Mike Smith – Drums
Gary Grainger – Electric Bass, Drums
Jimmy Hayward – Alto & Tenor Saxophone
Chris Battistone – Trumpet
Richard S. Orr – Trombone

Produced by Stefan Scaggiari & Sue Matthews
Executive Producer: Martin Horowitz
Associate Producer: Ken Navarro
Recorded/Mixed by Chris Murphy at Cue Studios, Falls Church, Va.

Song List

  1. I Want To Be Happy (Caesar/Youmans)
  2. Mean To Me (Turk/Ahlert)
  3. Someone To Light Up My Life (Jobim/English, lyrics: Leesr)
  4. Stormy Weather (Arlen/Koehler)
  5. I Love Being Here With You (Lee/Schluger)
  6. When You’re Around (Scaggiari/Matthews/Stopak)
  7. I’ve Got Just About Everything (Dorough)
  8. If I Ever Say I’m Over You (Bucchino)
  9. You Send Me (Cooke)
  10. So In Love (Porter)
  11. Someone Else Is Steppin’ In (LaSalle)
  12. One Night (Starr/Matthews)
  13. I Fall In Love Too Easily (Styne/Cahn)

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