Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun

by Dee Dee Bridgewater
     
 

Midnight Sun, issued by Decca/Emarcy, is a ballads collection of jazz and pop standards assembled from Dee Dee Bridgewater's recordings for Verve and other UMG-associated labels dating back to 1993's Keeping Tradition, and moving through 2010's EleanoraSee more details below

Overview

Midnight Sun, issued by Decca/Emarcy, is a ballads collection of jazz and pop standards assembled from Dee Dee Bridgewater's recordings for Verve and other UMG-associated labels dating back to 1993's Keeping Tradition, and moving through 2010's Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie with Love from Dee Dee. For those who've followed Bridgewater's career by collecting her albums over the last 18 years, there is only one track here you likely don't already own, a gorgeous version of the Edith Piaf standard "L'hymne a L'amour (J'ai Deux Amours)," previously only issued in Japan as a bonus track on the album of the same name. It's a gorgeous duet with guitarist Luis Winsberg sung in both French and English. Other highlights here include the title track from 1997's Dear Ella album (written by Johnny Mercer), her fine version of the Earl Brent and Matt Dennis nugget "Angel Eyes" from Keeping Tradition, "Lonely Woman," from Love & Peace: A Tribute to Horace Silver, and Kurt Weill's and Jay Lerner's "Here I'll Stay" from This Is New, released in 2002. As an album, these tracks -- all beautifully remastered -- hold together very well despite the variety of instrumental settings, and Bridgewater imbues them all with her consummate phrasing and intimacy.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/23/2011
Label:
Emarcy
UPC:
0602527637624
catalogNumber:
001551102
Rank:
58668

Tracks

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dee Dee Bridgewater   Primary Artist,Vocals
Lou Levy   Piano
André Ceccarelli   Drums
Lewis Nash   Drums
Stephane Belmondo   Trumpet
Ray Brown   Double Bass
James Carter   Bass Clarinet
John Clayton   Conductor
Ira Coleman   Bass
Hein van de Geyn   Bass
Thierry Eliez   Piano
Denis Leloup   Trombone
Christian McBride   Bass
Minino Garay   Percussion,Cajon
Louis Winsberg   Guitar
Lionel Belmondo   Tenor Saxophone
Edsel Gomez   Piano
Daniele Scannapieco   Alto Saxophone
Marc Berthoumieux   Accordion
Nicolas Folmer   Trumpet
J. Rothstein   Violin

Technical Credits

Kurt Weill   Composer
Frank Sinatra   Composer
Ivan Lins   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Horace Silver   Composer
Cecil Bridgewater   Arranger
Matt Dennis   Composer
Edith Piaf   Composer
Ogden Nash   Composer
Charles Trénet   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Dee Dee Bridgewater   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Sonny Burke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
John Clayton   Arranger
Ira Coleman   Arranger
Hein van de Geyn   Arranger
Ervin Drake   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Keith Grant   Engineer
Pierre Jacquot   Engineer,Mastering
Leslie Ann Jones   Engineer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Vitor Martins   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Doug Sax   Engineer,Mastering
Schmitt   Engineer
Jack Wolf   Composer
Wilfrid Harpaillé   Mastering
Louis Winsberg   Arranger
Earl Brent   Composer
Dan Fisher   Composer
Irene Higginbotham   Composer
Marguerite Monnot   Composer
Lee Wilson   Composer
Edsel Gomez   Arranger
Jean-Paul Gonnod   Engineer
Robert Hadley   Engineer,Mastering
Joel Herron   Composer
Marc Berthoumieux   Arranger
Bernard Areadio   String Arrangements
Jean Marie Durand   Producer
Sébastien Gerbi   Intern
Tulani Bridgewater Kowalski   Producer,Liner Notes,Art Direction
Serge Babkine   Sound Design
Jule Stein   Composer
Pierre Jackquot   Sound Design
Minino Garray   Arranger
Jean-Paul Gonod   Engineer

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