Jazz Signatures

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Scott Hamilton has never been an innovator, but he has certainly been consistent. "Groundbreaking" isn't a word you will ever hear in connection with the breathy tenor man, who has excelled by sticking with the type of 1940s-minded jazz that he's known for. Although recorded in 2000, Jazz Signatures never loses its swing-to-bop mindset. Joined by pianist John Bunch, bassist Dave Green, and drummer Steve Brown, Hamilton has one foot in small-group swing and the other in early bebop and, true to form, he is as expressive on medium-tempo and fast numbers Billy Strayhorn's "Raincheck," Fats Waller's "Jitterbug Waltz" as he is on ballads Tadd Dameron's "If You Could See Me ...
See more details below
CD
$10.21
BN.com price
(Save 14%)$11.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (6) from $6.95   
  • New (4) from $7.10   
  • Used (2) from $6.95   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Scott Hamilton has never been an innovator, but he has certainly been consistent. "Groundbreaking" isn't a word you will ever hear in connection with the breathy tenor man, who has excelled by sticking with the type of 1940s-minded jazz that he's known for. Although recorded in 2000, Jazz Signatures never loses its swing-to-bop mindset. Joined by pianist John Bunch, bassist Dave Green, and drummer Steve Brown, Hamilton has one foot in small-group swing and the other in early bebop and, true to form, he is as expressive on medium-tempo and fast numbers Billy Strayhorn's "Raincheck," Fats Waller's "Jitterbug Waltz" as he is on ballads Tadd Dameron's "If You Could See Me Now". Some of the songs have been recorded countless times -- Dave Brubeck's "In Your Own Sweet Way" certainly fits that description -- but Hamilton also unearths some neglected jewels, including Don Byas' "Byas a Drink" a variation on Benny Goodman's "Stomping at the Savoy" and the gorgeous Hank Jones ballad "Angel Face." Jazz Signatures falls short of essential; it's solid and consistently rewarding, but then, the New Englander recorded a lot of equally rewarding albums in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Nonetheless, Hamilton's hardcore fans will find a lot to admire about this CD.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/27/2001
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431493921
  • Catalog Number: 4939
  • Sales rank: 57,942

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Raincheck (5:07)
  2. 2 In Your Own Sweet Way (7:04)
  3. 3 Jitterbug Waltz (7:36)
  4. 4 If You Could See Me Now (5:31)
  5. 5 Move (4:01)
  6. 6 Byas a Drink (5:43)
  7. 7 You Left Me All Alone (6:05)
  8. 8 When Lights Are Low (5:46)
  9. 9 Angel Face (4:50)
  10. 10 John's Bunch (5:58)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Scott Hamilton Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
John Bunch Piano
Steve Brown Drums
David Green Bass
Technical Credits
Tadd Dameron Composer
Scott Hamilton Producer
John Burk Executive Producer
George Horn Mastering
Gerry Kitchingham Engineer
Carl Sigman Composer
Alexis Davis Product Development
Glen Barros Executive Producer
Dennis Purcell Art Direction
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously