Studio Albums
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NEW VINTAGE
(Eclectus Records, 2017)

On her multiple award-winning third album, Laura takes a diversion to pay tribute to the underground Vintage Movement. The songs touch on themes such as tiki culture, the Mad Men TV series, swing dance, and nostalgia for more elegant times, while introducing even more rare songs and one self-penned original ("The Man I Love Is Gone.")

1. That’s How I Got My Start (Loesser/Schertzinger) (2:37)
2. I’ll Take Romance (Hammerstein/Oakland) (2:22)
3. Where Did the Magic Go? (Erickson/Weed) (4:42)
4. An Occasional Man (Blane/Martin) (2:48)
5. Wasting My Love On You (Warren/Leslie) (4:51)
6. Nevertheless (I’m In Love With You) (Ruby/Kalmar) (3:59)
7. A Little Jive Is Good For You (Yaw) (3:48)
8. The Man I Love is Gone (Ainsworth/Gagliardi) (4:21)
9. All About You (Fine) (3:11)
10. Nothing Can Replace a Man (Fain/Shapiro) (2:58)
11. It’s a Nuisance Having You Around (Mercer/DePaul) (2:53)
12. Long Ago and Far Away (Kern/Gershwin) / You Stepped Out of a Dream (Kahn/Brown) (Medley) (3:24)
13. I Once Knew a Woman (performed as “I Once Knew a Fella”) (Silverstein) (3:38)



Personnel: Laura Ainsworth (v, bgv), Brian Piper (p, kb, v on 7), John Adams (b), Steve Barnes (dms), Chris McGuire (ts, cl), Rodney Booth (tpt), Pete Brewer (fl), Dana Sudborough (vib)
Produced and arranged by Brian Piper
Engineer: Kent Stump
Recorded at Crystal Clear Studios, Dallas





NECESSARY EVIL
(Eclectus Records, 2013)

"A magnificent interpreter of song...Laura Ainsworth has not only met the incredible standard set by her debut recording, but surpassed it ..."
- Eric Harabadian, Jazz Inside magazine

Laura sings of the high and lows of love on her second album, inspired by her favorite movie genre, film noir. Diving deeper into the precedent introduced on Keep It to Yourself Laura presents even rarer gems from the back pages of the Great American Songbook, along with originals in the Porter/Gershwin/Mercer style.

1. Necessary Evil (Evans) (4:06)
2. One More Time (DeSylva/Brown/Henderson) (3:20)
3. The Gentleman is a Dope (Rodgers/Hammerstein) (4:17)
4. Just Give Me a Man (Scott/Greene) (3:18)
5. Love is a Dangerous Thing (Kelley/Friedman) (3:23)
6. My Foolish Heart (Young/Washington) (4:34)
7. The Lies of Handsome Men (Blumenthal) (4:37)
8. Get Out and Get Under the Moon (Shay/Tobias/Jerome) (3:22)
9. Out of This World (Arlen/Mercer) (5:21)
10. Hooray For Love (Arlen/Robin) (3:18)

11. I’d Give a Dollar For a Dime (Blake/Razaf/Finke) (3:28)
12. Last Train to Mercerville (Kelley) (4:24)

Personnel: Laura Ainsworth (v, bgv), Brian Piper (p, kb, bgv), John Adams (b), Steve Barnes (dms), Chris McGuire (ts on 1, 4, 10, 12, cl on 5, 8), Rodney Booth (tpt on 2, 11), Steve Story (vln on 6), Pete Brewer (fl on 9)
Horn section on 1 and 12: Jay Sounder, Keith Jourdan, Rodney Booth, Peter Calgett (tpt); Carl Murr, Greg Waits, Simon Willate, Eric Swanson (tb); Randy Lee, Jim Pritchard (as); Chris McGuire , Clay Pritchard (ts); Pete Brewer (bar)

Produced and arranged by Brian Piper
Engineer: Kent Stump
Recorded at Crystal Clear Studios, Dallas

Click here to view the one-sheet with more album info.

Click here to read Laura's thoughts on each song on Necessary Evil.





KEEP IT TO YOURSELF
(Eclectus Records, 2011)

Laura’s debut that set the precedent for her recording career. It introduced her trademark mix of fresh takes on standards, revitalized obscurities and Songbook-worthy contemporary songs, two of which bookend the album and transition smoothly from track 12 back to track 1, creating an infinite loop that invites repeated listens.

1. Keep It to Yourself (Rigby/Demain) (3:58)
2. While the Music Plays On (Fein/Mills/Heim) (3:10)
3. April Fooled Me (Fields/Kern) (1:56)
4. Dream a Little Dream of Me (Schwandt/Kahn/Andre) (3:32)
5. He’s So Unusual (Sherman/Lewis/Silver) (3:15)
6. Midnight Sun (Burke/Hampton/Mercer) (4:43)
7. Le Vie En Rose (Mack/Louiguy/Piaf) (2:56)
8. That’s the Kind of Guy I Dream Of (Carter/Frigo/Hills) (2:52)
9. Love For Sale (Porter) (4:29)
10. Personality (Van Heusen/Burke) (3:28)

11. Skylark (Mercer/Carmichael) (2:18)
12. Fantastic Planet of Love (Crenshaw) (4:14)

Personnel: Laura Ainsworth (voc, bgv), Brian Piper (p, kb, bgv), John Adams (b), Mike Drake (dms), Chris McGuire (ts, cl), Milo Deering (vln), Noel Johnston (g on 1-4, 6-12), Chris DeRose-Chiffolo (g on 5)

Produced and arranged by Brian Piper
Engineer: Kent Stump
Recorded at Crystal Clear Studios, Dallas

For details on each song on the CD, click here!

For a one-sheet with info and bio, click here!