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Blues & Things
     

Blues & Things

by Earl Hines
 
Originally the initial release from the Master Jazz label, this fine session was reissued on a New World CD in 1997. Pianist Earl Hines and singer Jimmy Rushing had crossed paths many times through the years, but this was their first joint recording; in addition, this was the first official recording by Hines' 1967-69 quartet, a unit also including Budd Johnson on

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Originally the initial release from the Master Jazz label, this fine session was reissued on a New World CD in 1997. Pianist Earl Hines and singer Jimmy Rushing had crossed paths many times through the years, but this was their first joint recording; in addition, this was the first official recording by Hines' 1967-69 quartet, a unit also including Budd Johnson on tenor and soprano, bassist Bill Pemberton and drummer Oliver Jackson. Although getting co-billing, Rushing was really a guest on the date, appearing on just four of the nine numbers. Although he sounds a little raspy on "Exactly Like You," Rushing is otherwise in prime form, also singing "Am I Blue," "Save It Pretty Mama" and a rocking "St. Louis Blues." Hines is typically brilliant on his "One Night In Trinidad" and rollicking on the multi-key "Changin' the Blues," while the underrated Johnson shows just how distinctive he was on both of his horns. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/17/1996
Label:
New World Records
UPC:
0093228046523
catalogNumber:
80465
Rank:
172655

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Earl Hines   Primary Artist,Piano
Budd Johnson   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Rushing   Vocals,Track Performer
Oliver Jackson   Drums
Bill Pemberton   Bass

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Earl Hines   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
J.C. Johnson   Composer
Sam H. Stept   Composer
Bill Weilbacher   Producer
J.C. Jones   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Bob Schafer   Composer
Don Kanter   Producer

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