George Shearing & Ernestine Anderson – A Perfect Match {Concord}___vinyl-2-cd


Review by Scott Yanow
Pianist George Shearing and singer Ernestine Anderson (who had teamed up briefly at the 1987 Fujitsu-Concord Jazz Festival) collaborated on this full-length Concord release. With strong assistance from bassist Neil Swainson and drummer Jeff Hamilton, Shearing and Anderson mostly stick to standards and their versions uplift the veteran songs. “Body and Soul” is taken as a vocal-piano duet, while “The Best Thing for You” is given an instrumental treatment. Other highlights include Anderson’s vocals on “I’ll Take Romance,” a heartfelt “I Remember Clifford,” “On the Sunny Side of the Street” and “Some Other Time.” Perfect Match is an excellent outing for all concerned.

Tracklist:
01. Trust in Me (3:52)
02. I’ll Take Romance (2:40)
03. Body and Soul (4:46)
04. The Best Thing for You (3:33)
05. I Remember Clifford (4:54)
06. On the Sunny Side of the Street (3:13)
07. The Second Time Around (3:01)
08. Falling in Love with Love (4:29)
09. That’s for Me (3:52)
10. I Won’t Dance (5:29)
11. Some Other Time (2:25)
12. The Touch of Your Lips (3:30)

Personnel:
George Shearing – piano
Ernestine Anderson – vocals
Neil Swainson – bass
Jeff Hamilton – drums

Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, CA; May 1988

Genre: Jazz
Style: Mainstream, Bop, Vocal Jazz
Label: Concord
Year: 1988
Time: 45:46

* Original source was a vinyl-rip in 24bit-96kHz; and this share is a self-made
imitation CD (converted to redbook standard, 16bit-44.1kHz); which can easily
be burned as an “Audio-CD” to an empty media.

Quality-1: flac (tracks, eac, cue, log) + full LP scans
Quality-2: mp3@320 + full LP scans

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Ernestine Anderson – My Kinda Swing {Mercury}


Review by Ken Dryden (allmusic.com)

Ernestine Anderson was 32 years old at the time of this 1960 session, not long before her career inexplicably fell into the doldrums. This album finds her in great form, supported by a cast of musicians including Clark Terry, Hank Jones, Yusef Lateef, Ernie Royal, Frank Rehak, and Kenny Burrell, with terrific arrangements by Ernie Wilkins. She achieves the perfect balance in her interpretation of “Trouble Is a Man,” a masterful ballad written by Alec Wilder, and she’s clearly in her element in the hard-rocking blues “See See Rider.” Terry’s striking trumpet almost provides a contrasting vocal alongside Anderson during “All My Life,” while her understated approach to a quick run through “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” showcases Jones and Burrell. Lateef’s oboe adds to the exotic flavor of “Lazy Afternoon.”

Tracks:
01 – My Kinda Love
02 – Trouble is a Man
03 – See See Rider
04 – Moonlight in Vermont
05 – Land of Dreams
06 – Black Moonlight
07 – All My Life
08 – Mound Bayou
09 – I’ll Never Be the Same
10 – It Don’t Mean a Thing (if it Ain’t Got That Swing)
11 – Lazy Afternoon
12 – They Didn’t Believe Me

Personnel:
Ernestine Anderson – vocals, with Ernie Wilkins’s Orchestra including:
Ernie Royal, Clark Terry – trumpet
Frank Rehak – trombone
Yusef Lateef – tenor sax, flute, oboe
Tate Houston – baritone sax
Mac Ceppos – violin
Hank Jones – piano
Kenny Burrell – guitar
Art Davis – bass
Willie Rodriguez – percussion
Charlie Persip – drums
Ernie Wilkins – arranger & conductor

Recorded late 1960 in New York City.

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