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It's Been a Long Long Time

It's Been a Long Long Time

by Judi K.
     
 
On this enjoyable CD, Judi K. sings 15 standards; all but one ("Crazy") dates from at least as far back as the 1940s. The backup band differs from song to song, with a hot Dixieland group (starring the Bobby Hackett-inspired cornetist Connie Jones and trombonist

Overview

On this enjoyable CD, Judi K. sings 15 standards; all but one ("Crazy") dates from at least as far back as the 1940s. The backup band differs from song to song, with a hot Dixieland group (starring the Bobby Hackett-inspired cornetist Connie Jones and trombonist Jim Beebe) on some selections, octogenarian tenor Franz Jackson having some strong guest appearances, and the late mandolinist Jethro Burns (heard in 1984) dueting with the singer on "I Can Dream, Can't I." Judi K. is at her best on the ballads, displaying a lovely voice, a wide range, and moving expressive powers, particularly on "It's Been a Long, Long Time," "Lover Man," "I Remember You" (which has accompaniment from just guitar and mandolin), and a swinging "I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling." Some of the more uptempo tunes are less consistent ("My Buddy" gets carried away with enthusiasm, and "Alexander's Ragtime Band" is a song that needs a rest), but her fresh new lyrics to "After You've Gone" (changing much of the song to "After I've Gone") easily compensate. In general, this is a rewarding and somewhat nostalgic CD which is executed very well.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/1994
Label:
Jazzology
UPC:
0762247621522
catalogNumber:
215

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Judi K.   Primary Artist
Franz Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Jim Beebe   Trombone
Charlie Hooks   Clarinet
Truck Parham   Bass
Bob Rummage   Drums
Muscutt   Banjo
Connie Jones   Cornet
Paul Asaro   Piano
Dave Baney   Guitar
Greg Sergo   Drums
Tom Hope   Piano
Jimmy Johnson   Bass

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Jim Beebe   Liner Notes
Harold Arlen   Composer
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
George H. Buck   Liner Notes
Ted Koehler   Composer
Harry Link   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer

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