Hollar!

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Etta Jones had the spark that made each of her vocals special, though she was never acknowledged properly during a long career. Following her hit "Don't Go to Strangers," she continued to record first-rate songs. Many of her albums were unjustly out of print for decades, though Hollar! was finally reissued by Fantasy as part of their Original Jazz Classics series in 2001. Jones is backed by three separate groups on this release. Guitarist Wally Richardson provides the driving rhythm to back her swinging take of "And the Angels Sing," while vibraphonist Lem Winchester and pianist Richard Wyands support Jones in her emotional rendition of "I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good." ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Etta Jones had the spark that made each of her vocals special, though she was never acknowledged properly during a long career. Following her hit "Don't Go to Strangers," she continued to record first-rate songs. Many of her albums were unjustly out of print for decades, though Hollar! was finally reissued by Fantasy as part of their Original Jazz Classics series in 2001. Jones is backed by three separate groups on this release. Guitarist Wally Richardson provides the driving rhythm to back her swinging take of "And the Angels Sing," while vibraphonist Lem Winchester and pianist Richard Wyands support Jones in her emotional rendition of "I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good." Jones would eventually return to the brisk bop gem "Reverse the Charges" decades after this recording, but this early version is preferable, with a nice interlude by pianist Jimmy Neely. There's a bit of friendly conversation in the studio as Jones gets underway with another swinger, "Our Love Is Here to Stay," adding a boisterous tenor sax solo by Oliver Nelson. This is easily one of Etta Jones' best recordings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/22/2001
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218706124
  • Catalog Number: 1061
  • Sales rank: 247,962

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Etta Jones Primary Artist, Vocals
Oliver Nelson Tenor Saxophone
Bucky Pizzarelli Guitar
Jerome Richardson Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Lem Winchester Vibes
Bobby Donaldson Drums
Richard Wyands Piano
Jimmy Neely Piano
George Duvivier Bass
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Ernie Hayes Organ, Bass
Roy Haynes Drums
Rudy Lawless Drums
Michel Mulia Bass
Wally Richardson Guitar
Sam Bruno Bass, Piano
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Ziggy Elman Composer
Kirk Felton Remastering
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Don Schlitten Cover Design
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