Recordings

Moments Like This
Odds & Ends
Remembering Mabel Mercer-Volume Three
Live In London
Remembering Mabel Mercer-Volume Two
Remembering Mabel Mercer
Love Is The Thing
Reel Songs
Nothing But Blue Skies
This Moment
Lovers After All
Confessions
Songbird
A Christmas Memory

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  Moments Like This
with Mike Renzi, arrangements and piano, Jay Leonhart, bass, Buddy Williams, drums, Jay Berliner, guitar, Harry Allen, Saxophone
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A Journey to a Star ° I Like You, You're Nice ° Moments Like This ° I'm in Love Again ° (There Ought to be a) Moonlight Saving Time ° Waitin' for the Train to Come In ° Dancing on a Dime ° They Say it's Wonderful ° Sunday Afternoon ° I'll Only Miss Him When I Think of Him ° Inside a Silent Tear ° Where Can I Go Without You? ° That's for Me ° These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) 

"Her precise dedication to quality, rubbed with a patina of subtle nuance, is the key to why she is one of the best interpreters of lyrics in the business today and why, like aging sherry, gets better all the time"
-Rex Reed

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  Odds and Ends
with Jon Weber, arrangements and piano, Chip Jackson, bass, Warren Vache, cornet, Gene Bertoncini, guitar
(Audiophile ACD-328)

I Got Out of Bed on the Right Side ° Not Exactly Paris ° Don't Let a Good Thing Get Away ° Will You? ° I'm Glad to See You've Got What You Want ° Life Can Be Beautiful ° Love is a Simple Thing ° Odds and Ends ° If You Could See Me Now ° The Time Has Come ° Almost/The Other Half of Me ° Sweet Georgie Fame ° There's a Rising Moon ° Promise Me a Rose ° What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life ° I'm All Smiles° 

"Her connection with the lyric is deeply personal, her voice is pure honey and the caressing humanity in every note is truly special. 0dds and Ends is another perfect vocal gem!"
-Michael Feinstein

"
She a cornerstone of wisdom and understatement...Her sound is plush and comforting, her delivery defines intimacy"
-John Gavin, from the CD liner notes

"Joyce certainly knows how to tap into a world of forgotten musical gems to make each of the seventeen tracks a pleasant discovery for most listeners.  If one track sums up how special this disc is, it is Not Exactly Paris, a truly superior song with music by Michael Leonard and lyrics by Russell George.  There are a few recordings of this song, including an instrumental version by Vaché, but it would be hard to imagine that any singer could equal or surpass the sensitivity and emotion that Breach brings to this song.  She applies these same qualities to each track, and when you finish listening to the disc, the most natural thing to do is to hit the replay button.  This is an album that you will never tire of hearing.
-Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz

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  Remembering Mabel Mercer-Volume Three
with Keith Ingham, arrangements, piano & leader, Jeff Tillman, guitar, John Beal, bass, Russell George, violin, Laurie Goldstein, bassoon, Robin Bushman, violin (tracks 1, 3 and 9)
(Audiophile ACD-335)

Days Gone By ° I'll Be Easy To Find ° Experiment ° You're Nearer ° So In Love ° You Fascinate Me So ° Isn't It A Pity? ° My Resistance Is Low ° Once In A
Blue Moon ° You Are Not My First Love ° If Love Were All ° Trouble Comes ° Little Girl Blue ° Time Heals Everything ° Nobody Else But Me ° Bein' Green ° It's All Right With Me
° Every Time We Say Goodbye ° By Myself ° O The Days Of The Kerry Dancing (The Kerry Dance)

"In 1995, Joyce gave herself a life-changing fiftieth birthday present when she moved to Manhattan. The cabaret scene of her dreams was long past its heyday, but Joyce became a highly respected part of it; she began recording heavily, while building a reputation that has spread to London, where she's equally appreciated."
-John Gavin, from the CD liner notes

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Live In London
with Keith Ingham, arrangements & piano, Simon Woolf, bass
(Audiophile ACD-331)

There's No Such Thing (As the Next Best Thing To Love) ° It Might As Well Be Spring ° I Feel Like A Feather In the Breeze ° If I'm Lucky ° Destination Moon ° I Hadn't Anyone Till You ° Room 504 ° Loving You ° Too Late Now ° How About You ° Heart and Soul ° Sell Me ° Incurably Romantic ° Two For the Road ° Someone Like You ° You're Dangerous ° The Curtain Falls

"Joyce's song selection is once more wholly admirable and her penchant for films songs is again revealed with familiar songs such as 'It Might As Well Be Spring' as well as lesser-known items that include 'There's No Such Thing (As The Next Best Thing As Love)' and 'Incurably Romantic'. For those unable to hear Joyce live, this club session recorded on 18 and 19 June 2004 is an opportunity to hear her in a setting that adds atmospheric immediacy to another excellent performance by this gifted singer."
-Bruce Crowther, www.swing2bop.com

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Remembering Mabel Mercer-Volume Two
with Keith Ingham Trio-Keith Ingham, arrangements & piano, James Chirillo, guitar, Greg Cohen, bass, Laurie Goldstein, basson (guest)
(Audiophile ACD-326)

While We're Young ° Mandy, Make Up Your Mind ° Blame It On My Youth ° How Little We Know ° Merely Marvelous ° After You ° When In Rome ° Love-Wise ° In The Spring Of The Year ° All In Fun ° The Riviera ° I Walk A Little Faster ° Early Morning Blues ° Sunday In New York ° Sell Me ° My Love Is A Wander ° Would You Believe It? ° Lucky To Be Me ° Ace In The Hole ° This Is All I Ask

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Remembering Mabel Mercer  
with Keith Ingham Trio-Keith Ingham, arrangements & piano, James Chirillo, guitar, Greg Cohen, bass
(Audiophile ACD-322)

On The First Warm Day in May° Some Fine Day ° Fly Me To The Moon° The End Of A Love Affair ° It's A Lie, It's A Fake ° Look At 'Im ° Carry Me Back To Old Manhattan ° If You Leave Paris ° Isn't He Adorable ° My Shining Hour ° From This Moment On ° Year After Year ° He Was Too Good To Me ° Walk Up ° Let Me Love You ° It Was Worth It ° Young And Foolish ° Let's Begin ° Sweet Talk ° These Foolish Things

"Her singing is flawless and emotionally wrenching, and the life she breathes again into Mabel Mercer's legendary classics--pristinely arranged and accompanied by the first-string pianist, Keith Ingham--deserves a much wider audience."
-Rex Reed, New York Observer

"In summary, this CD brings together quality singing and playing, music and lyrics. I am sure that Mabel Mercer would have approved."
-Bruce Crowther, www.swing2bop.com

"This CD is all hits and no errors. After many spins on my player I have come to the conclusion that this is Joyce's most standout performance ever. It's like a jewel in her crown. It will surely be quite a while before I am ready to change this CD ruby in sound on my player."
-Dan Singer, In Tune International

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Love Is The Thing  
with William Roy
(Audiophile ACD-314)

Love Is The Thing ° You Are Not My First Love ° 
Alone Too Long °  Charm ° Don't Let A Good Thing Get Away ° Where Are You? ° Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me ° After You Get What You Want (You Don't Want It) ° Something To Remember You By ° Love Won't Let You Get Away ° Why Did I Choose You? ° It's The Little Things °They Say It's Spring ° When Love Was All We Had ° 
Oh, The Pity Of It All ° Shady Lady Bird ° Anyone Can Whistle ° Goodbye For Now

"Breach's selections examine love from more than two sides; from Why Did I Choose You to The Pity of it All and a stunning version of Where Are You? that would make Mabel Mercer proud."
-Elizabeth Ahlfors, Cabaret Scenes

"We're lucky to have Joyce here now to remind us of how meaningful these great old songs remain, and touching they can be when sung with no frills and a lot of heart."
-James Gavin

"Love Is The Thing is filled with many forgotten or rarely heard treats, which adds immensely to its pleasure, and Breach and Roy appear to be having a ball as they journey through this mixed bag of charmers."
-Jeff Rosen, Cabaret Scenes

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Reel Songs   
with the Keith Ingham Quintet: Keith Ingham, Randy Reinhart, Scott Robinson, Murray Wall and Steve Little
(Audiophile ACD-307)

I'm a Dreamer Aren't We All ° Love Is A Many Splendor Thing/Tender Is The Night ° Zing A Little Zong ° That Old Feeling ° Mind If I Make Love To You? ° That's For Me ° All That Love Went To Waste ° The Bad And The Beautiful/Laura ° You Wonderful You ° A Very Precious Love/A Certain Smile ° The Tender Trap ° Love Can Change The Stars ° The Boy Next Door  ° Oh, But I Do! ° The Best Of Everything ° Wild Is The Wind ° Did I Remember? ° There Will Never Be Another You

"Joyce Breach works her inspiration on these songs like Julia Child frosting a cake. Movie songs conjure a musty scent of memories, like old scrapbooks that make you laugh or cry...With a voice distinctive and mellow, flexible and alive with its husky edge and piney hue, she bridges the gap between reels. This is the sound of new." 
-Rex Reed

"Apart from being blessed with a great voice and much musicality, Breach always makes a point to select top-drawer material, mixing famous standards with rare and rescued gems."
-Stefano Nuzzo (Italy), Songbirds Website
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Nothing But Blue Skies
with the Hal Smith Band: Hal Smith, Keith Ingham, Bob Havens, Bobby Gordon and Bob Haggart
(Audiophile ACD-302)

Blue Skies ° If I Had You ° Somebody Loves Me ° You're An Education ° I Can Dream, Can't I? ° Sand In My Shoes ° But Not For Me ° P.S., I Love You ° I've Heard That Song Before ° Look At That Face ° Too Marvelous For Words ° The Nearness Of You ° A Hundred Years From Today ° What's New ° Love Is Here To Stay ° You're Gonna Hear From Me ° Just One Of Those Things

"In addition to her marvelous singing, and the impeccable playing of these musicians, Breach is well-know for the standard of her standards. Berlin, the Gershwins, Warren & Dubin, Mercer, Styne & Cahn, Carmichael and, of course, Cole Porter turn up on this disc and Breach is equally at home with all of them."
-
Ted Hoover, In Pittsburgh

"Breach is in top form--and that means some of the best singing you'll hear. As usual, Breach doesn't waste a breath on melodrama or on boffo pyrotechnic display. Instead, her technique is pressed into the service of extraordinary subtlety."
-Peter B. King, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Breach's warm husky voice is filled with heart and soul and she miraculously shows one and all that even when one sings an old song, it can sound individual and new."
-RapportOn Compact Discs, California
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This Moment
with William "Billy" Roy and John Loehrke
(Audiophile ACD-293)

WINNER BEST CD 1998 BISTRO AWARD

This Moment  ° The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing/It Only Happens When I Dance With You  ° I Know Why (And So Do You)  ° First  ° He Loves And She Loves  ° Love And The Weather  ° (I'm In Love With) The Honorable Mr. So And So  ° Where, Oh Where  ° I Never Go There Anymore  ° Falling Out Of Love (Can Be Fun)  ° Spring Isn't Everything  ° Early To Bed  ° When I Sing Alone  ° Love Isn't Born  ° With So Little To Be Sure Of

"Joyce Breach's This Moment and Nothing But Blue Skies are only required listening for those who appreciate the art of fine singing; others need not bother. On either, Breach's singing is impeccable, whether swinging or caressing a ballad, and so is her choice of material...Each CD is excellent, but one really needs both."
-Max Preeo, ShowMusic

"This remarkable CD never lets up or lets the listener down. Fifty minutes of sheer amazing class...I could go on but it's your move. Get it. Discover for yourself Ms. Breach and her well chosen material."
-Dan Singer, New York Sheet Music Society
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Lovers After All
Joyce Breach and Richard Rodney Bennett
(Audiophile ACD-282)

Lovers After All ° Isn't This A Lovely Day?/It's A Lovely Day Today ° It Amazes Me ° It Must Be Fun To Be You ° The Things We Did Last Summer ° The Half-Of-It, Dearie, Blues ° Dance Only With Me ° You Give Me The Runaround °  Manhattan In The Rain ° Heart's Desire ° This Year's Kisses ° Be Warmer This Winter ° Good-Time Charlie ° Remind Me ° All Or Nothing At All/Get Out Of Town ° I Never Went Away ° The End Of The Line ° When Do The Bells Ring For Me? ° Thanks For The Memory

"I cannot find fault anywhere; not in performance, interpretation, accompaniment and certainly not in the choice of material. Indeed, foragers after little-know gems will interested to hear some rarities: Cole Porter's It Must Be Fun To Be You, the Gershwins' The Half-Of-It, Dearie, Blues and the inclusion of the verse to Berlin's This Year's Kisses...She takes every opportunity offered by these fine songs to turn in a superb performance."
-Bruce Crowther, London Jazz Journal 

"Sophisticated, world weary, witty with an undercurrent of sadness, Breach's impeccable delivery and intelligent song selection is a raised-eyebrow look at knowing adults caught in the throes of hopeless emotion...Breach's attack on a melody is sly and wonderfully effective. Eschewing tired standards, Breach finds gold in lesser know tunes."
-Ted Hoover, In Pittsburgh
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Confessions
with The Loonis McGlohon Quartet:
Loonis McGlohon, Joe Negri, Virgil Walter,
Reid Hoyson

(Audiophile ACD-269)

Blackberry Winter ° Song Of The Jet ° It Never Entered My Mind ° Ev'ry Time ° Where Do You Start? ° I Wish I Were In Love Again ° The Wine Of May ° Boy! What Love Has Done To Me ° Bored ° A Room With A View ° You Can Always Count On Me ° Be Careful, It's My Heart ° Confession ° You're The Top ° South-To A Warmer Place ° The Lies of Handsome Men

"With a vocal style somewhat reminiscent of Anita O'Day and Chris Connor, except with considerably more attachment to the lyrics and the melodies she's singing, Breach brings great warmth and sensitivity to her 16 selections."
-Max Preeo, ShowMusic

"There is an unbelievable breath of fresh air in this subtle and winning compact disc. Highly recommended to those who like their songs served up with class."
-Wendell Echolls, Jazzbeat
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Songbird
with the Jerry Melega Trio: Jerry Melega,
Joe Negri, Danny Conn, Dave LaRocca,
Reid Hoyson

(Audiophile ACD-199)

Songbird ° Music Is My Best Friend ° Blackberry Winter ° As Time Goes By ° Inside A Silent Tear ° You And Me ° The Winter Of My Discontent ° Peel Me A Grape ° The Lady Sings The Blues ° I Believe In You ° That's All

"The Breach approach is straightforward and warm, with a heavy investment in making the lyrics credible...Blackberry Winter which is one of saddest, most thoroughly rueful songs of recent date, is sung beautifully and it is a track to which I have returned many times."
-Alan Bargebuhr, Cadence, The American Review of Jazz & Blues
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Christmas Memory
Loonis McGlohon and Friends
(Audiophile ACD-275)
Personnel: David Allyn, Joyce Breach, Dardanelle, Eileen Farrell, Barbara Lea, Joe Negri, Daryle Ryce, Marlene VerPlanck, Margaret Whiting.
Band: Loonis McGlohon, piano, celesta, leader, arranger; Phil Thompson, reeds; Dardanelle, vibes; Joe Negri, guitar; Greg Hyslop, guitar; Terry Peoples, bass; Doug Burns, bass; Dave Larocca, bass; Bill Stowe, drums.


 Christmas Memory º Silver Bells º  Christmas Is Just About Here º Jolly Old St. Nicholas º  The Christmas Spell º We Need A Little Christmas (Joyce) º  Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! º  Christmas Love Song º  Up On The Housetop º  Christmas Back Home º  Here Comes Santa Claus º  Happy Long Ago º  Away In A Manger º  Christmas Child º  White Christmas º  It's Christmas Time All Over The World º  Let There Be Peace On Earth º  Auld Lang Syne  (Joyce).

"I'll bet you haven't heard Auld Lang Syne sung with the simple, friendly me-to-you air that Joyce Breach, a fine singer from Pittsburgh, lends to it."
-R.C. Smith,  NC Herald Sun
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