Becky Abbott Trio

Becky Abbott Trio

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The Becky Abbott Trio supply jazz/blues with vocals of the highest caliber. Becky's voice is unique and unforgettable. You'll hear acoustic jazz/R&B: standards and also originals, co-written with versatile pianist/accompanist Larry Tarof.

Biography

Becky Abbott is a jazz/blues/pop vocalist of the highest caliber, and is a fixture in the winner's circle in Ottawa vocal competitions.

Becky is backed on piano by Larry Tarof, who accompanies more than 100 people per year, has serious chops and produces independent CDs thru Dr L's Music. Larry was recently profiled on the show "Regional Contact" in Ottawa on CJOH, a CTV-affiliate.

The sound is rounded out for the trio by Carlo Maragno on drums. Carlo plays with a number of Ottawa groups and is in demand as a session drummer.

"I'm blown away" said Farley Flex when Becky appeared on CTV's Canadian Idol singing "Moondance", a performance which is still talked about.

You never forget Becky's voice. And you don't often hear versatile piano that's its own orchestra. Influences are Ella Fitzgerald, Alicia Keys, John Legend and other great jazz artists.

Listen to the clips. You'll be impressed!

First up -- "tonight", a Becky/Larry original. Becky's voice will mesmerize you from start to finish in this ballad. Next up -- "love you just the same", another Becky/Larry original. This is a fun, up-tempo number which makes the most of the trio's capabililties. Carlo's drums rule! Last up -- the well-known "summertime", featuring outstanding vocals and a serious piano arrangement. Enjoy!

Discography

"Cupid 911", produced by Dr L's Music. Radio airplay on Live365.

"The Storm Inside" from "Cupid 911" is on Sam the Record Man's 2005 Indie Compilation CD.

New CD featuring originals from Becky&Larry is in production.

Set List

Genre is best described as acoustic jazz, sometimes heading towards R&B territory. You'll hear a combination of standards and originals co-written by Becky and Larry.

Here are some songs on the set list:

Lifted (John Legend)
Believe it (Ben Heywood)
Bewitched, bothered & bewildered
My funny valentine
Blue skies
My love is sincere (Becky Abbott/Larry Tarof)
Blame it on my youth
Devil and the deep blue sea
This song (Becky Abbott/Larry Tarof)
Love for sale
Summertime
Let yourself go (Irving Berlin)
Tonight (Becky Abbott/Larry Tarof)
Roxanne (jazz version of the "Police" classic)
Sister (or Miss Celie's Blues)
Splash (Becky Abbott/Larry Tarof)
Colors of life (Jenny Tarof/Larry Tarof)
Cry me a river
Jen (Lila Rose/Larry Tarof)
At last
Lady is a tramp
I give to you (Ben Heywood)
The Storm Inside (Lila Rose/Larry Tarof)
He don't have to know (John Legend)
Lullaby of birdland
A new life (from the musical "Jekyll and Hyde"
How come you don't call (Alicia Keys