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All Music Guide - John Bush
Yes, there's a concept on the loose here -- all the songs are about birds. Fortunately, there are plenty of good songs on the subject, and it's not so narrow that all the focus hinges on birds themselves. Carmen McRae is supported by a good small group, directed and arranged by Ralph Burns, featuring guitarist Mundell Lowe and many solos for an uncredited "tenorman" i.e., Ben Webster. Both McRae and Webster do their best on the driving, horn-heavy score for "Bob White Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight." First, Webster follows closely along with trumpeter Irwin "Marky" Markowitz while McRae vocalizes clearly and with some swing, then launches a beautiful solo before McRae returns ...
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All Music Guide - John Bush
Yes, there's a concept on the loose here -- all the songs are about birds. Fortunately, there are plenty of good songs on the subject, and it's not so narrow that all the focus hinges on birds themselves. Carmen McRae is supported by a good small group, directed and arranged by Ralph Burns, featuring guitarist Mundell Lowe and many solos for an uncredited "tenorman" i.e., Ben Webster. Both McRae and Webster do their best on the driving, horn-heavy score for "Bob White Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight." First, Webster follows closely along with trumpeter Irwin "Marky" Markowitz while McRae vocalizes clearly and with some swing, then launches a beautiful solo before McRae returns for the closer. Other highlights include the touching "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and a relaxed, pastoral "When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2002
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • UPC: 731458951520
  • Catalog Number: 589515

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carmen McRae Primary Artist, Vocals
Mundell Lowe Guitar
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Aaron Bell Bass
Don Lamond Drums
Don Abney Piano
Al Cohn Tenor Saxophone
Dick Berg French Horn
Donald Corrado French Horn
Barry Galbraith Guitar
Fred Klein French Horn
Irvin "Marky" Markowitz Trumpet
Todd Sommer Drums
Nick Stabulas Drums
Technical Credits
Ralph Burns Arranger, Director
Walter Donaldson Composer
Milt Gabler Arranger
Ray Henderson Composer
Johnny Marks Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Bernie Hanighen Composer
Burt Korall Liner Notes
Mort Dixon Composer
Harry MacGregor Woods Composer
Bryan Koniarz Reissue Producer
Theodor Grouya Composer
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