Maxinne Sullivan and Glenn Zottola

Maxine Sullivan Sings the Music of Jule Styne

As you can see i have had the privilege to work with some great singers and stars from Sinatra to Tony Bennett , Mel Torme , Ella Fitzgerald , Peggy Lee , Joe Williams and many more. There is one singer extremely underrated who was a “musicians singer” meaning she was truly part of the band Maxine Sullivan who had a big hit in the 40s on a Celtic folk song she did swing style called “Lock Lomond”. She guested on my Christmas Album and i did several albums for her. We also traveled on the road together and did many live gigs. Maxine played trumpet also and i have a video of that i have to get transferred to DVD. She was an inspiration to a lot of people including Peggy Lee and she knew how to deliver a song in the most simple direct way and she could swing. This is the second album i did for her which was all Jule Styne music and Maxine was in her 70s at the time. There was one song on this album we did together “Killing Time” and the story goes that the lyricist was dying of cancer when she wrote these lyrics. I wanted to share this poignant moment and song with you and i decided to use the Harmon Mute for the solo on this song as i thought it was appropriate to the mood and the message. Glenn

Killing Time :

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