Molly Ryan - Let's Fly Away (2015)

Molly Ryan - Let's Fly Away (2015)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 14 Tracks | 57:58 | 141 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: Molly Ryan

Originally from Roseville, CA, Molly made her jazz vocal debut at the age of 11 with the Reynolds Brothers’ Rhythm Rascals at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee. Since moving to New York City in August of 2003, she has become one of the most sought-after vocalists on the New York jazz scene. She has performed alongside such prominent jazz artists as Randy Reinhart, Jon-Erik Kellso, Bria Skonberg, Dan Barrett, Mark Shane, Rossano Sportiello, as well as with the preeminent 1920s-style orchestra, Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks. She is a member of Gordon Au’s Grand Street Stompers, and appears on the band’s Christmas album, released in November 2012. Molly also performs periodically with the gypsy jazz group Fête Manouche and with James Langton’s New York All-Star Big Band, both of which spotlight her as rhythm guitarist as well as vocalist.

Molly has appeared at numerous jazz festivals throughout the country including the Hot Steamed Jazz Festival in Essex, CT, the Great Connecticut Traditional Jazz Festival, the Orange County Classic Jazz Festival in Southern California, the Sweet and Hot Music Festival in Los Angeles, and the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, at which she has appeared both with her own group and with a band led by her friend and mentor, pianist Bob Ringwald. She has headlined in Paris at jazz clubs such as the famed Le Petit Journal and Autour de Midi, and has been featured as a guest vocalist with Andrej Hermlin’s Swing Dance Orchestra throughout Germany in a monumental tribute to clarinet legend Benny Goodman.

In 2004, Molly took part in a spectacular re-creation of Goodman’s Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert, as well as at the JVC Jazz Festival’s centennial tribute to Jimmy Dorsey at New York City’s famed jazz club Birdland. She headlined at Birdland every week last August for the club’s Sunday evening showcase, “Jazz Party.”

Molly’s debut album, Dream a Little Dream, featuring Bob Ringwald, was released in 2002. Her second solo album, Songbird in the Moonlight, featuring Dan Levinson, Mark Shane, Kevin Dorn, and Jon Erik Kellso, came out in 2008. Molly can also be heard on the albums Steppin’ Around with Dan Levinson’s Canary Cottage Dance Orchestra (Stomp Off Records, 2006), At the Codfish Ball with Dan Levinson’s Swing Wing (Loup-garous Productions, 2009), and Four on the Floor with the Palomar Quartet (Loup-garous Productions, 2008). Her album, Swing For Your Supper, came out in 2013 and features Bucky Pizzarelli, Randy Reinhart, Dan Levinson, Vince Giordano, Kevin Dorn, Dan Barrett, Mark Shane, as well as guest vocalists Banu Gibson and Maude Maggart. Molly can be heard on the Grammy Award-winning HBO television series Boardwalk Empire.

“A critic’s favorite,” proclaims The Wall Street Journal columnist Will Friedwald, in reference to Molly Ryan, one of the most sought-after vocalists on the New York jazz scene. She has performed at such prestigious venues as Café Carlyle, The Waldorf Astoria, Rainbow Room, and world-famous jazz clubs Birdland and Iridium. Her latest album, “Let’s Fly Away,” featuring piano legend Dick Hyman, was released earlier this year.


01. Wanderer 04:01
02. Beyond The Blue Horizon 03:09
03. Song Of The Wanderer 03:27
04. Far Away Places 04:41
05. Let's Fly Away 03:08
06. Flying Down To Rio 02:42
07. A Rainy Night In Rio 04:06
08. South Sea Island Magic 04:31
09. The Gypsy In My Soul 04:04
10. The Road To Morocco 03:40
11. Sous Le Ciel De Paris (Under Paris Skies) 05:42
12. Trav'lin' All Alone 04:54
13. t's Nice To Go Trav'ling 04:09
14. Anywhere I Wander 05:32


Molly Ryan - vocals, Guitar (track: 11)
Bria Skonberg - Trumpet (tracks: 1, 6, 12, 13), vocal (track: 10)
Randy Reinhart - Cornet (tracks: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 14)
Dan Barrett - Trombone (except on tracks: 8 & 11)
Dan Levinson - Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone (except on tracks: 8 & 11)
Adrien Chevalier - Violin (tracks: 9 & 11)
John Reynolds - Guitar, Whistling (track: 11)
Joel Forbes - Bass (except on tracks: 4 & 10)
Mike Weatherly - bass (except on tracks: 4 & 10)
Mark Shane - Piano (tracks: 1, 4, 6, 10, 12, 13)
Dick Hyman - Piano (tracks: 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 14)
Kevin Dorn - Drums (except on tracks: 8 & 11) / Drums and Alfaia (track: 6)
Scott Kettner - Pandeiro, Sudo, Tamborim, & Agogo (track: 6)
Raphael McGregor - Lap Steel Guitar (track: 8)
Molly Ryan, Bria Skonberg, Dan Levinson - Carnival shouts (track: 6)