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Music Video Premiere: Judy Whitmore Unveils “Sunday in New York”

Singer, author, pilot, psychologist, and music theater producer Judy Whitmore introduces her new single/music video, “Sunday in New York,” a track lifted from her forthcoming jazz album, Isn’t It Romantic, slated to drop September 16.

A vibrant interpretation of Peter Nero’s valentine to the Big Apple, “Sunday In New York” follows on the heels of “It Could Happen To You,” showcasing a dazzling piano solo from award-winning pianist/conductor, Tamir Hendelman.

The upcoming album, Isn’t It Romantic, sees Whitmore heading off in a new sonic direction, leaving behind the traditional arrangements of her debut album, Can’t We Be Friends, for the liberated expansiveness, improvisational energy, and exploratory soul of jazz.

Produced by composer, orchestrator, and musical director John Sawoski and recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, where Whitmore started out as a singer in college, “Sunday in New York” came to life in a series of sessions with Grammy-nominated recording engineer Steve Genewick (Barbra Streisand, Burt Bacharach).

“Sunday In New York” opens on a cool jazz drum shuffle flowing into a breezy rhythm topped by delicious brass accents. Buoyant and brimming with sparkling vitality, the extemporaneous feel of the solo section features an eloquent saxophone, flashing trumpet, and twinkling, alluring piano.

Whitmore’s voice drips with lusciously nuanced timbres, imbuing the lyrics with smooth, velvety tones laced with élan.

“New York on Sunday / Big City taking a nap! / Slow down, it’s Sunday! / Life’s a ball, let it fall in your lap! / If you’ve got troubles / Just take them out for a walk / They’ll burst like bubbles / In the fun of a Sunday In New York!”

Effervescing with residual energy and the crème de la crème voice of Judy Whitmore, “Sunday in New York” delivers sumptuous pizzaz.

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Written by Randy

Randy Radic is a Left Coast author and writer. Author of numerous true crime books written under the pen-name of John Lee Brook. Former music contributor at Huff Post.