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Lilac Wine


Download links and information about Lilac Wine by Helen Merrill. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 45:03 minutes.

Artist: Helen Merrill
Release date: 2004
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Tracks: 9
Duration: 45:03
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No. Title Length
1. Lilac Wine 4:54
2. Wild Is the Wind 4:26
3. Pierre 5:24
4. Something I Dreamed Last Night 6:15
5. Love Me Tender / How Sweet You Are 5:33
6. The Island 5:00
7. One More Walk Around the Garden 4:34
8. Portrait of Helen Merrill 5:36
9. You 3:21



Nearly a half-century after she recorded a classic album with trumpeter Clifford Brown, Helen Merrill's voice is still pretty strong. On Lilac Wine she performs a set of melancholy ballads that are heartfelt and lightly swung. Accompanied by a large orchestra from Czechoslovakia that is arranged by Torrie Zito, Merrill interprets all of the material at a slow dreamy tempo. The results are subtle, quietly emotional, and atmospheric. The only real change of pace is Marian McPartland's instrumental "Portrait of Helen Merrill." Otherwise all of the music is taken at the same slow tempo and in a similar mood. Despite the lack of variety, this quiet outing grows in interest with each listen.