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

Rosemary Clooney, Woody Herman and Woody’s Big Band – My Buddy {Concord}


Review from “cduniverse.com”
Fine ’83 collaboration between Rosemary Clooney and the Woody Herman big band, although Herman is nearing the end of his great career. Excellent arrangements, steadfast vocals, and the usual tidy, though careful, Concord production and engineering.

Tracklist:
01 – I Believe in Love
02 – Summer Knows
03 – The Glory of Love
04 – You’re Gonna Hear from Me
05 – Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
06 – I’m Beginning to See the Light
07 – My Buddy
08 – You’ve Made Me So Very Happy

Personnel:
Rosemary Clooney – vocals
Woody Herman – alto saxophone, clarinet
Mark Vinci, Jim Carroll – tenor saxophone, flute
Frank Tiberi – tenor saxophone
Mike Brignola – baritone saxophone
Dan Fornero, Scott Wagstaff, Mark Lewis, Paul Mazzio, Bill Byrne – trumpet, flugelhorn
Gene Smith, Randy Hawes – trombone
John Oddo – piano
John Chiodini – guitar
John Adams – bass
Jeff Hamilton – drums, percussion

Recorded at United/Western Studios and Ocean Way Recording,
Hollywood, California in August 1983.
Style: Modern Big Band, Vocal Jazz, Standards, year: 1983

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Rosemary Clooney with John Pizzarelli – Brazil {Concord}


Review by Paula Edelstein (allmusic.com)

As one of the most loved jazz vocalists, modern jazz heroines, and prolific vocalists, Rosemary Clooney gives a very beautiful and feminine side to Brazilian jazz on Brazil, a sensitive musical feeling of 16 ripe standards. This wonderful collection is dedicated to Antonio Carlos Jobim, Frank Sinatra, and Nelson Riddle through her amazing ambience of sensitive phrasing, lovely nuance, and splendid rhythmic shadings. Rosemary Clooney is joined by the lovely Diana Krall on “Boy from Ipanema” in a stunning vocal duet accompanied by Oscar Castro-Neves on guitar. John Pizzarelli sings “Wave,” with the light, airy brilliance of a light kept burning throughout the night, and duets with Clooney on “Desafinado,” “One Note Samba,” “Let Go,” “Dindi,” and the reprise of the title track, “Brazil.” Together they bring a redefined sensitivity and captivation to these Brazilian standards through their excellent harmony and melodic concepts. The songs included on Brazil display the musical integrity, wisdom, and depth of Rosemary Clooney on songs that have withstood the test of popular culture and time.

Tracks:
01 – Brazil
02 – Corcovado (Quiet Nights)
03 – Boy from Ipanema
04 – Wave
05 – Once I Loved
06 – Desafinado
07 – I Concentrate on You
08 – One Note Samba
09 – How Insensitive
10 – Let Go
11 – Dindi
12 – Waters of March
13 – Meditation
14 – Sweet Happy Life
15 – A Day in the Life of a Fool
16 – Brazil (reprise)

Personnel:
Rosemary Clooney, Diana Krall – vocals
John Pizzarelli – guitar, vocals
Oscar Castro Neves – guitar
John Oddo – piano
Gary Foster, Nino Tempo – tenor sax
George Graham, Bob Summers – trumpet
Chauncey Welsch – trombone
Chuck Berghofer – bass
Jeff Hamilton, John Ferraro – drums
Walfredo Reyes, Paulinho da Costa – percussion
Steve Kujala, Brian Scanlon, Dave Shostac, Gary Woodward – flute

Recorded at Village Recorders in Los Angeles, CA; March 15-18 & 25, 1999.
Additional recording at Capitol Records in Hollwood, CA; January 24, 2000
Year: 2000; style: Vocal Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, Bossa Nova

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Ray Brown Trio – Bam Bam Bam {Concord}


Review by Scott Yanow (allmusic.com)

The Ray Brown Trio is caught on this CD live at a Tokyo concert and sounds obviously inspired by the enthusiastic crowd. The group (which also stars pianist Gene Harris and drummer Jeff Hamilton) stretches out on four standards, “Put Your Little Right Out,” Victor Feldman’s “Rio” and two Brown originals: “F.S.R. (For Sonny Rollins)” and the title cut. This release is a perfect introduction to the many fine Ray Brown-Gene Harris Concord recordings; it consistently swings with soul.

Tracks:
01 – Introductory Announcement
02 – F.S.R. (For Sonny Rollins)
03 – Put Your Little Foot Right Out
04 – Rio
05 – If I Loved You
06 – Introductory Announcement
07 – Summertime
08 – Days of Wine and Roses
09 – Introductory Announcement
10 – A Night in Tunisia
11 – Bam Bam Bam

Personnel:
Ray Brown – bass
Gene Harris – piano
Jeff Hamilton – drums

Recorded live at Kan-i Hoken Hall, Tokyo, Japan; December 1988

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