We Belong Together
Southport Records, 1996
Total Running Time: 70:19

Linda Tate   vocals
Bradley Williams   piano (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16)
Deanna Witkowski   piano (7, 10, 14)
Bradley Parker-Sparrow   piano (8)
John Whitfield   bass (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16)
Jim Cox   bass (8)
Christopher Hamblett   bass (10)
Greg Sergo   drums (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16)
Michael Zerang   drums, percussion (8)
James Ward   drums (10)
Mark Walker   percussion (4, 11, 15)
Dave Onderdonk   Alvarez classical guitar (4, 11, 15)
Steve Eisen   soprano saxophone, flute (2, 4,)
John Watson   trombone (13, 16)
Liner Notes

I first heard Linda at the Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp where I was performing and teaching. She sang Trane’s “Afro Blue” with Oscar Brown Jr.’s lyric and was mesmerizing – floating like silk in a breeze, her soul rejoicing from a timeless place. One of the most important aspects of our development as jazz singers is to keep doing it, as Bill Evans said to me many years ago – keep on learning, keep on performing, keep on recording, keep on teaching. All of it is nourishing to the heart and soul of the music and to us as vehicles for the music to come through. With her deep love for singing and a vulnerability in her voice to bring that love to life, Linda marks her way on this journey and all of us listeners are recipients of a special experience.

Janet Lawson
Grammy-Nominated Jazz Musician, Cambria Records Recording Artist, Educator, Composer

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