Prisoner of Love: The Romantic Billy Eckstine

Prisoner of Love: The Romantic Billy Eckstine

by Billy Eckstine
     
 

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, …  See more details below

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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:
07/25/2006
Label:
Savoy Jazz
UPC:
0795041760722
catalogNumber:
17607

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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
Outcalt   Composer
Jerry Valentine   Composer
Russ Columbo   Composer
Edward Eliscu   Composer
Clarence Gaskill   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer

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