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My View: CD Review..Linda Purl

It’s the best of both worlds if….. “she can sing and she can act”. For me it’s heaven if she can act, sing and also swing.   Switching from watching Linda Purl in the Netflix Series “Designated Survivor” and then listening to her new CD “Taking A Chance On Love” added her to the list of my favorite vocalists.  Musical antennas always perk up when I sense that the musicians are not playing For or With the vocalist, but rather the singer is thoroughly embedded stylistically with “the guys in the band”.  The core of Tedd Firth,David Finck, Ray Marchica are some of the best in the business (along with special guest Nelson Rangell on reeds).  It’s a great selection of tunes on the CD (thanks Deborah Grace Winer) that allows Linda to roam the gamut of emotions, harmonies, and rhythms that mesh so easily with her musical talent.  It will definitely be your go-to CD for consummate performances of great songs.  A “Designated Survivor” in my collection for sure.  

Linda Purl
Linda Purl & Tedd Firth
Linda Purl
Linda Purl, Michele Lee, Eda Sorokoff
Linda Purl, Tom Wopat, Michele Lee
Taking A Chance On Love

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Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen Sorokoff@gmail.com

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