Friday, August 16, 2019, 7:30 pm
Members: Charlie Barnett, Marilyn Older, Tommy Barrick, Gary Gregg, Joe Jackson, Pete Ostle
Chaise Lounge performs a blend of music that sounds like it was recorded at Capitol Recording Studios in 1962 and somehow found its way to today’s pop charts. You might call it “Early Stereo.” Or perhaps Lounge with a capital “L.” Or maybe just plain enjoyable. It is the combination of five of the Washington area’s top jazz musicians playing sparkling arrangements of standards and original tunes and featuring the soft, luminous vocals of Marilyn Older. Her voice is truly an American Original. An evening spent with her is an evening spent in the warm, inviting glow of one of the most wonderful voices singing in America right now.
The only similarities the band Chaise Lounge shares with its namesake sofa is that both may inspire shoes to be kicked off and martinis to be consumed. - Cody Calamaio ~ The Gazette (Maryland)
"It's stuff you'd put on the hi-fi. Early stereo: 'Lounge' with a capital 'L.'" - Liane Hansen ~ NPR
"Chaise Lounge's music has a lush sound that has an almost orchestral feel.... The songs are precisely crafted, impeccably arranged and very melodic." - Sriram Gopal ~ DCist