WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
. . . ABOUT
"The amazing thing about FUTURE
STREET is not only the remarkable writing and singing abilities
of Marilyn Harris. It goes beyond fine arrangements and solos.
The lyrics to these songs are hip and they swing like mad.
This music goes beyond the boundaries of music alone. There
are stories here to make you smile, make you feel good and to
even shock you. I hope this is just the start of more to
come from this gifted artist interpreting it all from humor to
pathos through the magic of her song."
"Marilyn Harris, a very talented lyricist-composer,
has a highly appealing voice, is a fine pianist and shows both
sensitivity and great wit in her lyrics. FUTURE STREET
has 11 of her best songs including several (including 'Dorothy
Parker,' 'Future Street,' 'Insomniac' and the very funny 'My
Dissipation') that should become future standards."
"The songs!!! They're smart,
funny and lyrical with great heart. All the things I wish
I could be when I grow up! Keep on doing what you're doing!
Sounds to me as if you're doing it right."
"FUTURE STREET is superb! The
singing and playing, the arrangements and the band, all were
just great! And from you, I would have expected nothing
less. Congratulations to everyone who had a part in making
this the terrific musical document it is!"
"Anyone who despairs of the current
state of American song hasn't yet heard Marilyn Harris' new CD
FUTURE STREET. Musical sophistication, a sassy wit
(but with a warm heart), timeless singing and world-class musical
performances fill every track of this new jazz classic. The
heritage of the Gershwins, Cole Porter, and the Rat Pack lives
on - updated in a way that's fresh and modern, but timeless enough
never to go out of style. A winner!!"
"I have been so captivated by FUTURE
STREET - your lush voice, the classy music and lyrics, the
amazing arrangements and musicians - all absolutely topnotch.
I've listened to the CD twice and just love it. My
favorites are "Dorothy Parker," "Sunglasses in
the Rain," (you both sound terrific), and the classic "Lost
in the Stars" (the way you deliver it made me weep). Congratulations
on a real tour de force. "
"Your album is smashing!!! Very
impressed by the great charts and musicians, and you're a great
and hip singer!!!! Enjoyed it immensely!"
"Marilyn's lyrics tell stories of
love, life and depravity, nestled in beautiful vocals and divine
"Wonderful arrangements, great instrumental
solos, and your vocal work is sensational. I knew you were
good when I first heard you, but this not only confirms it, it
is a really good demonstration of excellent jazz singing."
"Marilyn Harris' songs are slyly constructed
gems full of wit, craft, and musicality. Blend contemporary
jazz stylings, engaging lyrics, with Marilyn's hip vocal treatments,
and FUTURE STREET takes you on a jazz joyride with lots
of interesting turns. I have it in my Ipod!"