Helen Merrill's recording career has spanned six decades. On 'Lilac Wine', released in 2003, the eminent jazz singer applies her magnificent voice to a collection of songs that she had never previously recorded, with the exception of 'Lilac Wine' - a song she first recorded in the '50s and revisits here. As throughout her long recording career, Merrill is surrounded here by first-rank musicians such as George Mraz (bass), Torrie Zito (piano, keyboard, arrangements) and Lew Soloff (trumpet). Merrill's singularly swinging style remains as potent and vibrantly spellbinding as ever.
Track Listing: 1. Lilac Wine - Helen Merrill 2. Wild Is the Wind - Helen Merrill 3. Pierre - Helen Merrill 4. Something I Dreamed Last Night - Helen Merrill 5. Love Me Tender/How Sweet You Are - Helen Merrill 6. The Island - Helen Merrill 7. One More Walk Around the Garden - Helen Merrill 8. Portrait of Helen Merrill - Helen Merrill 9. You - Helen Merrill