Markley & Balmer – Standards & Covers


Format: Compact Disc (includes free download)

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In their latest release, Standards & Covers, Markley & Balmer, famous for mixing jazz, folk, pop, bop, and the occasional polka, turn their considerable talents to jazz, and interpreting the works of others. Accomplished songwriters in their own right, both provide some lyrics for this album. Lisa Markley has transformed “Lennie’s Pennies” into “Hundred in a Dollar,” while Bruce Balmer changed “A Day in the Life of a Fool” into “One More Day”. Their unique takes continue with Bruce’s arrangement of “House of the Rising Sun.” The Standards herein fall sweetly upon the ear – Markley & Balmer – voice & guitar – the songs shine through.

Recorded at Soona Songs Studio, Jonesborough, TN
Produced by Marilyn Duncan, Graham Duncan, Lisa Markley, and Bruce Balmer
Engineered by Marilyn Duncan and Graham Duncan
Mixed by Graham Duncan
Mastered by John Scrip at MASSIVE Mastering
Photos by Sharie Vance

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Released 2017

Format: Compact Disc (includes free download in 44.1khz FLAC, 96khz FLAC, and 320kbps MP3)

Title Time

  1. Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise 2:14

  2. Hundred in a Dollar 2:20

  3. I’ll Remember April 3:03

  4. You Don’t Know What Love Is 5:14

  5. One More Day 4:37

  6. I Walk a Little Faster 4:15

  7. Lush Life 3:40

  8. Caravan 4:18

  9. My One and Only Love 2:41

10. House of the Rising Sun 4:53