Prisoner of Love: The Romantic Billy Eckstine

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This 15-track set puts together some amazing performances by Billy Eckstine's band from the early '40s when he was leading one of the more intense, smoking bands on the scene. Some of his players during these years included Fats Navarro, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, and Kenny Dorham, just to name a few. The Eckstine band was sophisticated, jumping, and they swung like mad no matter the tune. Here, of course, the emphasis is on Eckstine's vocals, his smooth as silk baritone that could sing a ballad like Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady," or a deep swinging blues by Doc Pomus "She Got the Blues for Sale". There's scat, solid jazz balladry, ...
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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This 15-track set puts together some amazing performances by Billy Eckstine's band from the early '40s when he was leading one of the more intense, smoking bands on the scene. Some of his players during these years included Fats Navarro, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, and Kenny Dorham, just to name a few. The Eckstine band was sophisticated, jumping, and they swung like mad no matter the tune. Here, of course, the emphasis is on Eckstine's vocals, his smooth as silk baritone that could sing a ballad like Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady," or a deep swinging blues by Doc Pomus "She Got the Blues for Sale". There's scat, solid jazz balladry, and jumping, tough-hitting blues here. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/25/2006
  • Label: Savoy Jazz
  • UPC: 795041760722
  • Catalog Number: 17607

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billy Eckstine Primary Artist
Budd Johnson Alto Saxophone
Fats Navarro Trumpet
Leo Parker Baritone Saxophone
Sonny Stitt Alto Saxophone
Taswell Baird Trombone
Art Blakey Drums
Gail Brockman Trumpet
John Malachi Piano
Shorty McConnell Trumpet
Connie Wainwright Guitar
Jerry Valentine Trombone
Technical Credits
Tadd Dameron Composer
Billy Eckstine Composer
Gil Fuller Composer
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
Earl Hines Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Herb Abramson Audio Production
Eddie DeLange Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Doc Pomus Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Gerald Valentine Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Al Outcalt Composer
Jerry Valentine Composer
Russ Columbo Composer
Edward Eliscu Composer
Clarence Gaskill Composer
Billy Rose Composer
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