I’m With You

Mark Winkler has developed an enduring affinity for the great Bobby Troup. While perhaps best known for his spirited standard “Route 66,” the legendary singer, pianist, tunesmith and master lyricist left behind a deep and wild treasure trove of quirky/playful and heartfelt/melancholy songs from which Winkler has gotten his kicks since releasing Mark Winkler Sings Bobby Troup in 2003.

Having recently discovered new overlooked gems in the Troup canon, the singer pays homage to his kindred spirit once again on his latest album I’M WITH YOU.

featuring
Tracks 1,2,3,4,9,10
vocals MARK WINKLER l piano RICH EAMES
bass GABE DAVIS l drums DAVE TULL
guitar GRANT GEISSMAN

Track 11
guitar ANTHONY WILSON l Hammond B3 JOE BAGG
drums MARK FERBER

Tracks 6,8,12
piano JON MAYER l bass KEVIN AXT
drums ROY McCURDY l sax BOB SHEPPARD

Additional Musicians
flute ANN PATTERSON (#10) l sax RICKEY WOODARD (#2)
Hammond B3 JAMIESON TROTTER (#4)

Produced by DOLORES SCOZZESI & MARK WINKLER


      Route 66
      Triskaidekaphobia Featuring Dave Tull
      I'm With You
      Hungry Man

“Whether one is familiar with Bobby Troup—or Winkler, for that matter—I’m with You is an enjoyable way to invite these two gentleman along on one’s listening journey. There may be little of the original Route 66 highway remaining. However, I’m With You is a superb companion to take on a long ride. Superb all-around.
– All About Jazz, Nick Mondello

“Sheer masterpieces… Winkler’s style is easy and laid back, bright and breezy as he motors west….Throughout, the various combos swing like crazy – piano, B3, sax, guitar they all have their say and they say it good although there are tender moments too.”
– Bebop Spoken Here, Lance Liddle

“Knowing exactly how to approach these songs with just the right amount of implicit cool without ever wavering into hipster territory, Winkler comes across as Troup’s song’s best friend. A completely exquisite release…”
– Midwest Record, Chris Spector

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