Well Kept Secret

SSC1477 2017-10-13

Track List

Where or When - 5:32
A Timeless Place - 6:54
I Dream Too Much - 4:08
It Amazes Me - 3:54
Prelude to a Kiss - 5:14
Joy Spring - 4:52
Remind Me - 3:37
A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing - 5:04
Dream of You - 4:22
Morning Star (Featuring Stacey Rowles) - 6:12


Norma Winstone - voice
Jimmy Rowles - piano
George Mraz - bass
Joe La Barbera - drums
Stacy Rowles - flugelhorn

It was in the effort of getting permission to write lyrics to “The Peacocks” that celebrated vocalist Norma Winstone made the acquaintance of the great pianist/composer Jimmy Rowles, who had made a name for himself as the expert accompanist to Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. When asked who would play the piece with her, she subtly asked if Rowles himself would. The subsequent recording Well Kept Secret was the product of their one meeting in Los Angeles in October 1993 and features bassist George Mraz, drummer Joe La Barbara and a guest appearance by Stacy Rowles on flugelhorn playing inspired takes on standards.