Ladies Sing for Lovers

Ladies Sing for Lovers

by Frank Mantooth
     
 

The late Frank Mantooth was best known for his swinging big-band arrangements. For what would be his final major project, Mantooth arranged a dozen love songs for a string orchestra, featuring 12 talented female jazz singers on a tune apiece. The results are rather light on jazz with just occasional brief solos, usually from saxophonist Kim Park<See more details below

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The late Frank Mantooth was best known for his swinging big-band arrangements. For what would be his final major project, Mantooth arranged a dozen love songs for a string orchestra, featuring 12 talented female jazz singers on a tune apiece. The results are rather light on jazz with just occasional brief solos, usually from saxophonist Kim Park, and not much improvising from the singers. The vocalists generally stick close to the melodies while the strings and horns play unadventurous parts. Due to the quality of the singers, some of the performances are touching, particularly Karrin Allyson on "If You Could See Me Now," Margaret Carlson on "Good Morning Heartache," and Rebecca Parris during "Imagination," while Diane Schuur's wide range and powerful voice rather overwhelm "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)." But overall, this ambitious outing is much safer than expected and a slight disappointment. Considering the singers, Mantooth's abilities, and the excellent musicians, one would expect more surprises and adventure.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/2005
Label:
Mcg Jazz
UPC:
0612262101823
catalogNumber:
1018

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Mantooth   Primary Artist,Piano,Rhythm Section
Oleta Adams   Vocals
Jay Clayton   Vocals
Sheila Jordan   Vocals
Stacy Rowles   Trumpet
Diane Schuur   Vocals
Kirsten Gustafson   Vocals
Rebecca Parris   Vocals
Karrin Allyson   Vocals
Victor Ash   Clarinet,Tenor (Vocal),Woodwind
Bob Bowman   Bass,Rhythm Section
Fred Breitberg   Vocals
Jerry DiMuzio   Flute
Danny Embrey   Guitar,Rhythm Section
Bruce Gates   Trumpet
Kevin Lawson   Trumpet
Kim Park   Flute,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Rhythm Section
Paul Riggio   French Horn
Todd Strait   Drums,Rhythm Section
Kevin Stout   Trombone
Juliette Lewis   Oboe,Woodwind
Paula West   Vocals
Sunny Wilkinson   Vocals
Sonny Hernandez   Trombone
Daniel Culpepper   French Horn
Marty Erickson   Tuba
Nathan Tanouye   Trombone
Colin Skinner   Bassoon,Woodwind
Jay Craig   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Woodwind
Mike Pierce   Vocals
Andy Panayi   Flute,Alto Flute,Piccolo,Woodwind
Pavel Horejsi   Viola
Margaret Carlson   Vocals
Howard McGill   Alto,Alto Flute,Piccolo,Woodwind
Tom DeLibero   Trumpet
Helen Chytrova   Violin
Ondrej Cibulka   Cello

Technical Credits

Oleta Adams   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Composer
Frank Mantooth   Arranger,Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Orchestration,Audio Production
Ray Noble   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
James Anderson   Engineer
Marty Ashby   Executive Producer
Fred Breitberg   Producer,Engineer,Mastering
Johnny Burke   Composer
Carroll Coates   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Ron Ubel   Engineer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Tommy Wolf   Composer
Michael Brorby   Engineer
Craig Rettmer   Engineer
Mike Pierce   Producer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Fran Landesman   Composer
Walter Bullock   Composer
Dan Fischer   Composer
Andy Redfern   Engineer
Grant Schainost   Engineer
Tom Bruner   Engineer

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