Here to Stay

Here to Stay

by Carmen McRae
     
 
One of several CDs that reissue singer Carmen McRae's early Decca recordings, this release draws its material from the 1955 small group album By Special Request and a 1959 record with the Ernie Wilkins Orchestra (Something to Swing About). McRae excels in both settings. While tenor saxophonist Zoot

Overview

One of several CDs that reissue singer Carmen McRae's early Decca recordings, this release draws its material from the 1955 small group album By Special Request and a 1959 record with the Ernie Wilkins Orchestra (Something to Swing About). McRae excels in both settings. While tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims, trumpeter Richard Williams and pianist Dick Katz get some solo space on the latter album, the former one showcases McRae either with Dick Katz's quartet, accordion player Mat Mathews' quintet (with flutist Herbie Mann) or (on "Something to Live For") with its composer Billy Strayhorn on piano. During an emotional rendition of "Supper Time," McRae herself plays piano. Throughout the 20 selections, the singer is heard in her early prime, hitting high notes that she would not even think of attempting in her later years. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/17/1992
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0011105061025
catalogNumber:
610

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carmen McRae   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
Dick Katz   Piano
Mat Mathews   Accordion
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Billy Byers   Trombone
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Vinnie Dean   Alto Saxophone
Ernie Wilkins   Conductor
Paul Faulise   Bass Trombone
Mickey Gravine   Trombone
Lennie Johnson   Trumpet
Porter Kilbert   Alto Saxophone
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Sol Schlinger   Baritone Saxophone
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone
Billy Strayhorn   Piano
Phil Woods   Alto Saxophone
Tommy Williams   Bass
Gerbie Mann   Flute
Floyd Williams   Drums
Stewart   Trumpet
Richard Gene Williams   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Dick Katz   Liner Notes
Dave Grusin   Executive Producer
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger
Milt Gabler   Producer
Orrin Keepnews   Reissue Producer
Sonny Mediana   Graphic Design
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
Philip Springer   Composer
David Gibb   Graphic Design
Dan Serrano   Graphic Design
Andy Ruggirello   Graphic Design
Erick Labson   Contributor
Carolyn Leigh   Composer
Scott Johnson   Graphic Design

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