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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
On first glance this LP combines together a pair of unlikely musical partners; the unique multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Duke Ellington's former ballad singer Al Hibbler. However Rahsaan was very well acquainted with Ellington's music and he plays respectfully behind Hibbler on many of the standards, taking the wild "Carney and Bigard Place" as an instrumental. Hibbler who did not record much this late in his career is in good voice and phrases as eccentrically as ever on such songs as "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" and "I Didn't Know About You." One leftover selection from Rahsaan's session with singer Leon Thomas "Dream"...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
On first glance this LP combines together a pair of unlikely musical partners; the unique multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Duke Ellington's former ballad singer Al Hibbler. However Rahsaan was very well acquainted with Ellington's music and he plays respectfully behind Hibbler on many of the standards, taking the wild "Carney and Bigard Place" as an instrumental. Hibbler who did not record much this late in his career is in good voice and phrases as eccentrically as ever on such songs as "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" and "I Didn't Know About You." One leftover selection from Rahsaan's session with singer Leon Thomas "Dream" rounds out this surprising set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Rhino/Wea Uk
  • UPC: 081227368920
  • Catalog Number: 273689

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Primary Artist, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Stritch, Manzello
Al Hibbler Vocals
Ron Carter Bass
Hank Jones Piano
Lonnie Liston Smith Piano
Leon Thomas Vocals
Major Holley Bass
Oliver Jackson Drums
Charles Crosby Drums
Hank Jones Great Jazz Trio Piano
Technical Credits
Joel Dorn Producer, Liner Notes
Duke Ellington Composer
Lewis Hahn Engineer
Phil Iehle Engineer
John Latouche Composer
Bob Liftin Remixing
Billy Strayhorn Composer
Loring Eutemey Cover Design
Bob Alcorn Cover Art
Stuart Nicholson Liner Notes
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