Jazz

Jazz

by Cleo Laine
     
 
Cleo Laine has always had a beautiful voice with a very wide range and she sounds her best in jazz settings. Laine isn't that much of a jazz singer herself since she does not improvise (her scatting passages tend to be played in unison with her husband, John Dankworth) but she swings. Jazz is one of her best sets of the '90s, teaming her with five reeds

Overview

Cleo Laine has always had a beautiful voice with a very wide range and she sounds her best in jazz settings. Laine isn't that much of a jazz singer herself since she does not improvise (her scatting passages tend to be played in unison with her husband, John Dankworth) but she swings. Jazz is one of her best sets of the '90s, teaming her with five reeds (including Dankworth), guitarist Larry Koonse and one of two rhythm sections. Gerry Mulligan guests on "Walking Shoes" and "Midnight Sun," Clark Terry is exuberant on "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'" and a medium-tempo version of "A Child Is Born," Toots Thielemans is a strong asset on three songs, Jane Ira Bloom co-stars on "I Told You So" and Mark Whitfield is on the two Terry numbers. Throughout, Cleo Laine is heard in prime form, not offering surprises as much as confirmation of her love for jazz. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/09/1991
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0090266054824
catalogNumber:
60548

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cleo Laine   Primary Artist,Vocals
John Campbell   Piano
Gerry Mulligan   Baritone Saxophone
Mark Whitfield   Guitar
John Campbell   Piano
Jane Ira Bloom   Soprano Saxophone
Clark Terry   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
John Dankworth   Reeds,Conductor
Rich Girard   Bass
Larry Koonse   Guitar
Jay Leonhart   Bass
Gerry Niewood   Reeds
Mike Renzi   Piano
Roger Rosenberg   Reeds
Toots Thielemans   Harmonica
Jim Zimmerman   Drums
Jerry Niewood   Reeds
Ray Loeckle   Reeds
Terry Clarke   Drums

Technical Credits

Thad Jones   Composer
Alec Wilder   Composer
Ettore Stratta   Producer
John Dankworth   Arranger
Ed Rak   Engineer
Jeff Levenson   Liner Notes
J.J. Stelmach   Art Direction
Malcolm Dome   Liner Notes

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