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Vocalist, Recording Artist and Educator

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About Lisa

Lisa Rich’s Long As You’re Living can be thought of as the comeback of the year. The singer’s first new recording since ill health forced her to stop performing in 1991, this rather remarkable album finds the jazz vocalist not only in prime form but enthusiastically singing with adventure, daring, swing, and a deep understanding of the lyrics that she interprets. Produced and inspired by the late great singer Jay Clayton, Long As You’re Living features Lisa Rich (along with pianist Marc Copland, bassist Drew Gress, and trumpeter Dave Ballou) performing colorful and often-adventurous versions of such pieces as two Abbey Lincoln compositions (the title cut and “Throw It Away”), Horace Silver’s “Lonely Woman,” Joe Henderson’s “Isotope,” a classic rendition of “A Timeless Place” (“The Peacocks”), Thelonious Monk’s “Ask Me Now,” and “Bye Bye Blackbird.” The release of this highly enjoyable album lets the world know that Lisa Rich is back!

- Scott Yanow, jazz journalist/historian and author of 12 books including The Jazz Singers and Life Through The Eyes Of A Jazz Journalist

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Reviews of Highwire

"Ten tracks of beautifully warm, velvety vocals from someone who clearly has studied the greats and found her voice within them."

"This is arguably Lisa Rich’s finest recording and is easily

"Ms. Rich recently remixed and is releasing the album for the first time–sounding as fresh as ever.” Her performance justifies the claim of freshness."

"The supporting musical cast on "Highwire" is terrific.


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"Lisa Rich has a sophisticated style and lush voice that helps shape these timely songs."

"To be sure, this is one of those romantic, late night listening vocal albums."

"Lisa Rich: Our Singing Ambassador to China"

by Leonard Feather

"Hight Wire may stand as Rich's most impressive recording" - Tom Cunniffe

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