Tera Johnson

The Other Side


Tera Johnson, vocals; Gaea Schell, piano; Sherry Luchette, bass; Megan Foley, drums; Rob Hecht, fiddle; Tricia Steel, percussion; Jonah Minton, alto sax; Dave Wood, guitar; Barbara Laronga, trumpet; Walter Simonsen, trumpet. Not all performers appear on every song.

Tera Johnson, currently living in Los Angeles, grew up in central Illinois and studied at Berklee. She has a very good voice with fine tones and can swing, but when she attempts to belt, it comes out only as loud and harsh. On this album, we were taken with her straight handling of "Fly Me to the Moon."

By Judy and Loy Wiese