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Mood Indigo
     

Mood Indigo

by Little Jimmy Scott
 
Jimmy Scott (aka Little Jimmy Scott) is one of those singers who has never recognized a boundary between pop, jazz, and R&B. From his start in the late '40s, he's worked with musicians of various styles while keeping an open ear to anything of interest. Contemporary albums included songs by Talking Heads, Paul

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Jimmy Scott (aka Little Jimmy Scott) is one of those singers who has never recognized a boundary between pop, jazz, and R&B. From his start in the late '40s, he's worked with musicians of various styles while keeping an open ear to anything of interest. Contemporary albums included songs by Talking Heads, Paul Simon, Simply Red, and other artists, but for Mood Indigo, Scott has gone back to the standards. Besides the title track, he sings "Without a Song," "Time After Time," "There Will Never Be Another You," and "How Deep Is the Ocean?" All undoubtedly old friends to Scott, which accounts for the warmth and depth of the performances. Scott also mixes up the arrangements, sometimes backed by a quartet with Hank Crawford and Cyrus Chestnut, but on two tracks accompanied only by a guitar. While suspicious listeners might think the world doesn't need yet another collection of standards, Mood Indigo should overcome such reservations. Far from being exhausted, these songs still have plenty to offer and Scott knows how to coax the best from them. Taken at a slow tempo, "Without a Song" becomes sad and wistful while Scott's slightly astringent vocal tone makes "Blue Skies" more bracing than usual. Full of such unassuming treasures, Mood Indigo shows a singer who hasn't yet run out of things to say.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2000
Label:
Milestone
UPC:
0025218930529
catalogNumber:
9305
Rank:
61942

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Performance Credits

Little Jimmy Scott   Primary Artist,Vocals
Joe Beck   Guitar
Hank Crawford   Alto Saxophone
Grady Tate   Drums
Cyrus Chestnut   Piano
Hilliard Greene   Bass
Victor Jones   Drums
George Mraz   Bass
Michael Kanan   Piano
Grégoire Maret   Harmonica

Technical Credits

Joe Beck   Arranger
Little Jimmy Scott   Arranger
Grady Tate   Arranger
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Todd Barkan   Arranger,Producer
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Katherine Miller   Engineer
Robert Sadin   Arranger
John Turner   Composer
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
Edward Eliscu   Composer
Michael Kanan   Arranger
Billy Rose   Composer
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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