A Touch of the Blues

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The stellar A Touch of the Blues pairs Lee Wiley with an exceptional band led by trumpeter Billy Butterfield, whose warm, beautiful tone proves a sympathetic counterpoint to Al Cohn and Bill Finegan's otherwise dark, melancholy arrangements. While a title like A Touch of the Blues guarantees the listener few surprises, the album consistently avoids the familiar bluesy clichés -- Wiley's sensuality and sophistication suggest emotional depths to make such gestures redundant anyway. And like her more celebrated songbook sessions, the material here is expertly selected, complementing Wiley's inherent strengths while affording her the latitude...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The stellar A Touch of the Blues pairs Lee Wiley with an exceptional band led by trumpeter Billy Butterfield, whose warm, beautiful tone proves a sympathetic counterpoint to Al Cohn and Bill Finegan's otherwise dark, melancholy arrangements. While a title like A Touch of the Blues guarantees the listener few surprises, the album consistently avoids the familiar bluesy clichés -- Wiley's sensuality and sophistication suggest emotional depths to make such gestures redundant anyway. And like her more celebrated songbook sessions, the material here is expertly selected, complementing Wiley's inherent strengths while affording her the latitude to stretch out in new directions.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/2/2002
  • Label: Rca Fs Imports
  • UPC: 743219030122
  • Catalog Number: 90301
  • Sales rank: 210,167

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Memphis Blues - Billy Butterfield Orchestra (3:30)
  2. 2 From the Land of the Sky Blue Water - Billy Butterfield Orchestra (2:47)
  3. 3 The Ace in the Hole - Billy Butterfield Orchestra (3:03)
  4. 4 Someday You'll Be Sorry - Billy Butterfield Orchestra (4:13)
  5. 5 My Melancholy Baby - Billy Butterfield Orchestra (3:15)
  6. 6 A Hundred Years from Today - Billy Butterfield Orchestra (3:12)
  7. 7 Blues in My Heart - Billy Butterfield Orchestra (3:03)
  8. 8 Maybe You'll Be There - Billy Butterfield Orchestra (3:17)
  9. 9 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - Billy Butterfield Orchestra (3:00)
  10. 10 I Don't Want to Walk Without You - Billy Butterfield Orchestra (2:46)
  11. 11 Make Believe - Billy Butterfield Orchestra (3:19)
  12. 12 A Touch of the Blues - Billy Butterfield Orchestra (4:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lee Wiley Primary Artist, Vocals
Mundell Lowe Guitar
Billy Butterfield Trumpet, Leader
Hank D'Amico Saxophone
Nick Travis Trumpet
Don Lamond Drums
Moe Wechsler Piano
Al Cohn Saxophone
Gene Allen Saxophone
Nick Caiazza Saxophone
Cutty Cutshall Trombone
Joe Ferrante Trumpet
Barry Galbraith Guitar
Milt Hinton Bass
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello Saxophone
Rex Peer Trombone
Tony Faso Trumpet
Technical Credits
Leonard Feather Liner Notes
Irving Mills Composer
Al Cohn Arranger
Benny Carter Composer
Rube Bloom Composer
Bill Finegan Arranger
Ernie Burnett Composer
Sammy Gallop Composer
George Norton Composer
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