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  • Meredith d'Ambrosio (2004)

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    Boston born Meredith d'Ambrosio, a renaissance woman of international critical acclaim, has successfully combined careers in the musical and visual arts. Her musical sojourn began in 1958 in Boston singing with small bands with Roger Kellaway on piano. Although she worked primarily as a jazz singer-pianist she is also known as a respected calligrapher, watercolorist, creator of eggshell mosaics, composer, lyricist, recording artist and teacher. She branched out into NYC in 1981, and since that time has been touring extensively throughout North America and Europe.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Horace Silver Further Explorations Moon Rays (Blue Note)
    # 2 Dmitri Shostakovich Symphonies 1, 4, 6 & 9 Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70 (Melodiya)
    # 3 Jackie Cain and Roy Krall Jackie and Roy Euphoria (Savoy)
    # 4 Monty Alexander In Tokyo Pawnbroker (Milestone)
    # 5 Ralph Vaughan Williams Pastoral Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending (Angel)
    # 6 Meredith d'Ambrosio Echo of a Kiss Beautiful Love/ Gorgeous Creature (Sunnyside)
    # 7 Bill Evans Explorations Haunted Heart (Riverside)
    # 8 Charles Mingus The Clown Reincarnation of a Love Bird (Atlantic)
    # 9 Miles Davis The Complete Birth of the Cool Moon Dreams (Capitol)
             
    Book Oscar Levant, "Memoirs of an Amnesiac"
             
    Luxury Item A bathtub with a loofah
    Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
    Alt 1 Samuel Barber Vanessa Under the Willow Tree (RCA)
    Alt 2 Béla Bartók N/A The Wooden Prince,Sz. 60, BB 74 (Op. 13) N/A
    Alt 3 Jackie Cain and Roy Krall N/A East of Suez N/A
    Alt 4 Aaron Copland N/A The Red Pony N/A
    Alt 5 Miles Davis Kind of Blue Blue in Green (Columbia)
    Alt 6 Roy Harris N/A Kentucky Spring N/A
    Alt 7 Paul Hindmith The Four Temperaments/ Nobilissima Visione Theme and Four Variations (The Four Temperaments) (Delos)
    Alt 8 Nancy King Straight Into Your Heart Moonlight to You (Mons)
    Alt 9 Darius Milhaud Chansons de Ronsard Ŕ Cupidon N/A
    Alt 10 Charles Mingus Let My People Hear Music The Chill of Death (Columbia)
    Alt 11 Maurice Ravel N/A Le Tombeau de Couperin N/A
    Alt 12 Igor Stravinsky N/A Dumbarton Oaks N/A
    Alt 13 Art Tatum The Genius of Art Tatum, Vol. 3 I'm Coming, Virginia (Verve)
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