Fourteen

Musical Credits

Lyrics and vocals: Lorraine Feather
Piano: Stephanie Trick


Lorraine and Stephanie rehearsing "Pour on the Heat" (James' P. Johnson's "Caprice Rag" with Lorraine's added lyrics) in St Louis, MO.

Multiply 14 a few times, then square it and add any large number, and you’ll have an idea of the creative and performing delights you can find in this album. Maybe squaring is a bad suggestion, because these tracks are anything but. Lorraine and Stephanie are two of my favorite performers. Lorraine has a gift for fitting the most unlikely rag and stride instrumental pieces with fascinating lyrics and then actually singing the occasionally tongue-twisting results, and Stephanie has become one of our most dexterous and accomplished pianists in the genre. Well, go ahead and square it if you can.

Dick Hyman