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    woodwind specialist, remote recording artist, educator

Serenata for Billy
released 2024
by Judy Linn

A new record from singer-songwriter Judy Linn based in Dahlonega, GA

Duo record released
August 7th, 2023 
Campfire Songs

Serendipity happened... I met Aaron Kruziki on the other end of the phone when I called the Musician's Union to let them know of Billy Puett's passing. This CD is for Billy, my maestro lodestar husband, from me. Aaron is an incredible woodwind artist, as was Billy, and his symphonic magic transforms my music. In playing Billy's soprano sax on "with Only You", Aaron told me he channeled him. I believe it!! And John Grimm, who engineered most of the songs and played hauntingly virtuoso violin on "Curious Eyes", managed to tie everything together into a whole.

I can't thank the talented musicians who helped me enough - my dream band on Kenny Dorham's classic, "Blue Bossa" - Neal, Aaron, Louis, and Emrah - thank you, you're the best! I added songs from two previous releases of mine to let Billy's spirit shine. I also included "Cruisin" by Teresa Young, a duo partner for years in Nashville, as well as her impeccalbe lyrics to "Puerto Vallarta Valentino". I resurrected a few songs for old times sake.

-Judy Linn

released January 21, 2024

Judy Linn: vocals, classical, steel and 12-string guitar on all but "Blue Bossa"
Billy Puett: soprano and alto saxophone (2, 7, 9, 14)
Aaron Kruziki: soprano and alto saxophone, clarinet, alto clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, alto flute, oboe, bass duduk, shepherd's pipe, rhodes on (1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16)
Neal Starkey: acoustic bass (4)
Louis Heriveaux: fender rhodes (4)
Emrah Kotan: pandeiro, conga, cajon, drum set (4)
Kenny Malone: drums, and percusssion (2, 14)
Craig Nelson: acoustic bass (2, 14)
Robert Rountree: guitar (2)
Stu Bathtchedler: electric guitar (12)
John Grimm: violin (11)
Mostly recorded, mixed, and mastered at John Grimm's studio (1,3,5,6,8,10, 11, 13, 15, 16)

Dede Vogt at her Sound and Fury Sutdio (7 & 9)
Wild Tracks in Nashville: (2 & 14)
John Fristoe: Athens Studio (12)
Marty Kearns: 800 East Studios, Atlanta (4)

A portion of the sales of this CD will go to Cedar Key which was devastated recently by hurricane Idalia.

Artowrk by Judy Linn
Design by Jura Pintar
All rights reserved - Moonflower Publishing 2024
Kruzmusic No 10003

Come sit awhile and stare into the fire...

℗ & © 2023 Apocryphonics Music / Kruzmusic
Recorded and produced by Jesse Ward & Aaron Kruziki
Mixed by Aaron Kruziki
Mastered by Ian Gorman / La Luna Recording & Sound
Photos and design by Aryn Ward
Musicians: Jesse Ward - acoustic guitar
Aaron Kruziki - alto flute
Catalogue #: 10002
UPC: 198025 724633

Released August 7th, 2023

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