A native of
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania,
Robin Work has been singing professionally for over 15 years. Her first musical experiences were with pop, R & B, and rock ensembles and she has been the featured vocalist with Bobby Mercer's Road Show for over 6 years. Her love affair with jazz began years ago when musical friends introduced her to the voices of Ella, Sarah and Billy. Robin has been exposed to the thriving jazz community in Central PA for over 10 years. She has been featured at several Mellon Jazz Festivals, and has sung with a variety of big bands and small ensembles. Pure Imagination is her first recording in jazz and vividly displays her talent.
Paul Langosch, a partner in Rudolph & Langosch, Inc., the parent company of the record label R&L Jazz, is one of the finest bassists in jazz today. Paul has worked with many of the leaders in the jazz world including: Phil Woods, Mose Allison, Johnny Hartman, Bud Shank, Zoot Sims, Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis. His credits include tours with Jon Hendricks, George Shearing, Rosemary Clooney, Mel Torme, Susanna McCorkle and Conti Candoli. From 1985 to 1993 Paul was a member of the Ralph Sharon Trio that toured with Tony Bennett. During that time the trio recorded four albums with Tony and performed an average of 200 concerts per year. Included in these concerts were multiple tours in Japan, South America, Europe, and Great Britain. Paul returned to touring the world with Tony Bennett and the Ralph Sharon Trio in August of 1997.
Bill Goodwin is best known for his 25 year assignment as drummer for legendary saxophonist Phil Woods. Not only has he performed on all the records through those years he served as producer on two of the Grammy winning recordings. Bill's credits include tours with Keith Jarrett, Gary Burton, & George Shearing. Bill's performance on this CD demostrates his mastery of the drums and his advice in the studio was invaluable.
Recorded and engineered by Kent Heckman at Red Rock Recording, and produced by Steve Rudolph and Paul Langosch under their new record label, R&L JAZZ, "Pure Imagination" is the third recording released by R&L in the last two years. for booking information or other questions, please call 717-545-0055 or FAX 717-545-0051. For those wishing to purchase the album call 1-800-756-5299 (756-JAZZ) or 717-545-0055 to order directly from R&L, MasterCard & Visa accepted. or mail a check or money order to Steve Rudolph at 3612 Kramer Street, Harrisburg PA 17109.
list for "Pure Imagination"
This Can't Be Love / Robbin's Nest (This Can't Be Love) -Rodgers & Hart - Chappel Music Co./ Williamson Music - (Robbin's Nest) - Illinois Jacquet, Bob
Russell & Charles Thompson - Atlantic Music Corp.
Pure Imagination - Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley - Taradam Music, Inc.
Polka Dots & Moonbeams - Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Burke - Bourne Co./Musis Sales Corp.
It's Probably Me - Eric Clapton, Sting & Michael Kamen
Ballad of the Sad Young Men - Tommy Wolf & Frances Landesman - Wolfland Publications
Dindi / If You Never Come To Me - R. Gibert, A. DeOliveira & A.C. Jobim -Ipanema Music Corp.
Some Other Spring - Arthur Herzog, Jr - Edward B. Marks Music Co
Waltz For Debbie - Bill Evans & Gene Lees - Folkways Music Publications Inc.
Tell Me All About It - Michael Franks - Mississippi Mud Music Co.
Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most - Tommy Wolf & Frances Landesman -Wolfland Publications
I've Got the World on a String - Harold Arlen & Ted Koehler - Fred Ahlert Music Corp.