Doin' What She Does Best

Doin' What She Does Best

by Etta Jones
     
 
Singer Etta Jones made a comeback while with Muse in the 1970s and '80s, recording more than a dozen albums and teaming up with tenor saxophonist Houston Person (who also produced her sessions). This superior sampler has 14 of her very best recordings from that era. Person's tenor both complements and contrasts with Jones' voice, and the frameworks/arrangements --

Overview

Singer Etta Jones made a comeback while with Muse in the 1970s and '80s, recording more than a dozen albums and teaming up with tenor saxophonist Houston Person (who also produced her sessions). This superior sampler has 14 of her very best recordings from that era. Person's tenor both complements and contrasts with Jones' voice, and the frameworks/arrangements -- along with the singer's distinctive phrasing -- uplift these standards. Her renditions of songs like "Crazy He Calls Me," "I Saw Stars," "I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away the Key)," "My Romance," "East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)," and "The Man That Got Away" are quite definitive. In fact, these are among the very best (and most enjoyable) recordings of Jones' long career.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/06/2003
Label:
Savoy Jazz
UPC:
0795041722928
catalogNumber:
17229

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Performance Credits

Etta Jones   Primary Artist,Vocals
Walter Davis   Piano
Cecil Brooks   Drums
Sam Jones   Bass
Houston Person   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Ponder   Guitar
Cedar Walton   Piano
Sonny Phillips   Keyboards
Grady Tate   Drums
Stan Hope   Piano
Melvin Sparks   Guitar
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
George Duvivier   Bass
George Devens   Vibes
Ralph Dorsey   Percussion
Vernel Fournier   Drums
Milt Hinton   Bass
Idris Muhammad   Drums
Lawrence Killian   Percussion,Conga
Peter Weiss   Bass
Buster Williams   Bass
Frankie Jones   Drums

Technical Credits

Lionel Hampton   Composer
Houston Person   Producer
Joel Dorn   Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Curley Hamner   Composer
Curtis Lewis   Composer
Tim Benedict   Engineer
Page Simon   Graphic Design
Brooks Bowman   Composer

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