CLOSE FOR COMFORT
modern swing arrangement of a hit from the Broadway
show, Mr. Wonderful.
GEORGIA ON MY MIND
on baritone, in a slow and soulful groove.
Anne's light-hearted telling of an engaging tale.
much-requested song features vocal and alto solos by Don.
rock meets swing and jazz, with drummer George Ballantyne setting
Wilson Winner and trumpeter John Quist interpret this poignant rock
I'M GLAD THERE IS YOU
ballad, sung by Don Conway, with Walter Cross on tenor and Stu Zimny
upbeat Gershwin gem sung by Connie Anne.
YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC
new arrangement of a sophisticated '30s tune.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FOOL (CARNAVAL)
evocative theme from Black Orpheus, featuring Don on alto and Bob
Navarra on guitar.
SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST
alto rhapsody featuring Don Conway.
ORANGE COLORED SKY
socko tribute by vocalist Don to the late great Nat King Cole.
I'VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING
. . sittin' on a rainbow. Connie Anne in an upbeat swing vocal.
14. DO NOTHING'TILL
YOU HEAR FROM ME
Duke lives, in this laidback, freshly harmonized instrumental.
Leader and music director, Alto saxophones, and vocals
Anne Conway, Manager, Vocals and piano
Cross, Tenor saxophone
Zimny , Bass
"Sway by the light
of the swoon. Or jitterbug until the beguine begins. For inspiration try
the String of Pearls, a small band with a sound big enough to embrace
three generations of warmth and romance."
Karl Laucher, editor, Cambrian Times, January 1998
"Really cool tunes
. . . [Don's] new CD is excellent. Ms. Absolutely took it home and has
yet to bring it back. She says 'Tangerine' is her favorite cut."
Palo Alto Daily News, "Absolutely" column, September 15,
"String of Pearls,
Don Conway's jazz and swing band, has released its first album, 'Makin'
Whoopee!' Long-time PAJA members, Don and wife Connie both sing and play
on their CD that is loaded with danceable tunes. String of Pearls, a compact
big band of eight, is well known in the Bay Area for its many performances
at festivals, dances and nightclubs . . . "
Jazz Buff (newsletter of the Palo Alto Jazz Alliance), D.
Michael Griffin, "Rim Shots" column, December 1997/January 1998