King Pleasure Sings/Annie Ross Sings

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
The brief life span of classic jazz vocalese singing found its first inspiration in these King Pleasure sides. Pleasure vocalized many bebop solos by the likes of James Moody, Charlie Parker, and Lester Young, often adding his own hip and witty lyrics to the mix. Initially issued on his debut, Moody's Mood for Love, the first eight sides here include solid senders like "Parker's Mood," "Red Top" based on a Gene Ammons solo and featuring singer Betty Carter, and "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid" Lester Young. Balancing out the boppish fare, Pleasure also delivers ballads like "This Is Always" featuring the Dave Lambert Singers and his own composition, "Don't Be Scared" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
The brief life span of classic jazz vocalese singing found its first inspiration in these King Pleasure sides. Pleasure vocalized many bebop solos by the likes of James Moody, Charlie Parker, and Lester Young, often adding his own hip and witty lyrics to the mix. Initially issued on his debut, Moody's Mood for Love, the first eight sides here include solid senders like "Parker's Mood," "Red Top" based on a Gene Ammons solo and featuring singer Betty Carter, and "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid" Lester Young. Balancing out the boppish fare, Pleasure also delivers ballads like "This Is Always" featuring the Dave Lambert Singers and his own composition, "Don't Be Scared" up-and-coming vocalese star Jon Hendriks guests. Future Hendriks cohort Annie Ross co-headlines this LP, matching Pleasure's best with hits like "Twisted" Wardell Gray and "Farmer's Market" Art Farmer. Her wordless scat feature, "Annie's Lament," is a highlight as well. A must for bop and vocal jazz fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218621724
  • Catalog Number: 217
  • Sales rank: 64,268

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Red Top (3:16)
  2. 2 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (2:37)
  3. 3 Sometimes I'm Happy (2:59)
  4. 4 This Is Always (3:17)
  5. 5 (What Can I Say) After I Say I'm Sorry? (3:13)
  6. 6 Don't Get Scared (3:21)
  7. 7 Parker's Mood (3:02)
  8. 8 I'm Gone (3:33)
  9. 9 I'm in the Mood for Love (3:02)
  10. 10 Exclamation Blues (2:40)
  11. 11 You're Crying (3:12)
  12. 12 Funk Junction (3:07)
  13. 13 Twisted - Annie Ross (2:41)
  14. 14 Farmer's Market - Annie Ross (2:46)
  15. 15 The Time Was Right - Annie Ross (3:20)
  16. 16 Annie's Lament - Annie Ross (2:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
King Pleasure Primary Artist, Vocals, Track Performer
Betty Carter Vocals
Blossom Dearie Vocals
Eddie Jefferson Vocals, Choir, Chorus
John Lewis Piano
Cecil Payne Baritone Saxophone
Annie Ross Vocals, Track Performer
Lucky Thompson Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
George Wallington Piano
Lester Young Tenor Saxophone
Leonard Gaskin Bass
Dave Lambert Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Percy Heath Bass
Ray Abrams Tenor Saxophone
Danny Bank Baritone Saxophone
Art Blakey Drums
Paul Chambers Bass
Kenny Clarke Drums
Lem Davis Alto Saxophone
Charles Ferguson Tenor Saxophone
Joe Harris Drums
Jon Hendricks Vocals, Choir, Chorus
J.J. Johnson Trombone
J. Alan Johnson Trombone
Jimmy Jones Piano
Edward Lewis Trumpet
Herb Lovelle Drums
Peck Morrison Bass
Roger "Ram" Ramirez Organ
Edwin Swanston Piano
Teacho Wiltshire Piano
Kai Winding Trombone
Eddie Lewis Trumpet
Ed Lewis Trumpet
Merrill Stepter Trumpet
The Three Riffs Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Teddy Lee Drums
Ram Ramirez Organ
John Richard Lewis Piano
Dave Lambert & His Singers Vocals
Technical Credits
Gene Ammons Contributor
Leonard Feather Composer
Stan Getz Contributor
Wardell Gray Contributor
Quincy Jones Arranger, Composer, Director, Orchestra Director
James Moody Contributor
King Pleasure Composer
Lester Young Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Esmond Edwards Cover Photo
Dorothy Fields Composer
Ira Gitler Liner Notes
Charlie Parker Contributor
Joe Tarantino Remastering
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