Midnight at Nola's Penthouse

Midnight at Nola's Penthouse

by Scott Hamilton
     
 

Scott Hamilton emerged in the mid-'70s as a player who had a gift for creating a lush, swinging sound, regardless of the tempo or style. His partner on this 2010 studio session, Italian pianist Rossano Sportiello, is two decades younger, but the perfect partner. Their program includes a mix of standards and lesser-known songs, all played with a minimum of fuss and a… See more details below

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Scott Hamilton emerged in the mid-'70s as a player who had a gift for creating a lush, swinging sound, regardless of the tempo or style. His partner on this 2010 studio session, Italian pianist Rossano Sportiello, is two decades younger, but the perfect partner. Their program includes a mix of standards and lesser-known songs, all played with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of beauty. "A Garden in the Rain" isn't the first ballad one would expect a jazz duo to choose, but the lush interpretation here could launch others into investigating its potential. Hamilton's boisterous playing is boosted by Sportiello's driving accompaniment, with the influence of the late Dave McKenna apparent. "Big Butter and Egg Man" is rarely played outside of traditional jazz/New Orleans jazz, but their brisk, lyrical interpretation should open some ears. They also sizzle with their driving rendition of "All God's Chillun' Got Rhythm," with plenty of fireworks as they trade the lead. This rewarding date deserves a follow-up meeting.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2011
Label:
Arbors Records
UPC:
0780941141528
catalogNumber:
19415
Rank:
74943

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scott Hamilton   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Carroll Gibbons   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Bronislaw Kaper   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
James Dyrenforth   Composer
Percy Venable   Composer
Ernesto de Curtis   Composer
Charles La Vere   Composer
Nikolaus Brodsky   Composer
Walter Jermann   Composer

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