Queen of the Organ: Memorial Album

Queen of the Organ: Memorial Album

by Shirley Scott
     
 
Shirley Scott was indeed the Queen of the Organ and this 14-track collection of her work for Prestige, Bluesville, and Moodsville gives ample proof of that fact. The collection covers the years 1958 to 1964 and features her recordings as a leader and as a sideman. Her light and swinging tone at the B-3 made her a perfect foil for the great tenor saxophonist Eddie

Overview

Shirley Scott was indeed the Queen of the Organ and this 14-track collection of her work for Prestige, Bluesville, and Moodsville gives ample proof of that fact. The collection covers the years 1958 to 1964 and features her recordings as a leader and as a sideman. Her light and swinging tone at the B-3 made her a perfect foil for the great tenor saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis; three tracks from their fruitful partnership are included, a highlight being the rocking take on Davis' "The Chef." She also teamed up with her husband at the time, Stanley Turrentine, for some sessions in the early '60s, and two tracks -- the rollicking "Soul Shoutin'" and the swinging "Five Spot After Dark" -- are included. She also did sessions backing singers; from those sessions a killer version of "(Night Time Is) The Right Time" by Al Smith and "Person to Person" by Mildred Anderson are included. The rest of the disc is made up of sessions Scott led, and all are first-rate soul-jazz workouts. Of special note are her storming version of "Caravan" and a moody take on Sonny Rollins' "Blue Seven," with a fiery solo by trumpet great Joe Newman. Scott is often overlooked when lists of the great jazz organ players are made. Anyone who listens to her stellar work on this highly enjoyable collection will see just what a mistake that glaring omission is.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/2003
Label:
Prestige
UPC:
0025218312721
catalogNumber:
11027

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shirley Scott   Primary Artist,Organ,Vocals
Roy Brooks   Drums
Arnett Cobb   Tenor Saxophone
Henry Grimes   Bass
Oliver Nelson   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Jerome Richardson   Flute
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone
Stanley Turrentine   Tenor Saxophone
Lem Winchester   Vibes
Ronnell Bright   Piano
George Tucker   Bass
Mildred Anderson   Vocals
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone
Grassella Oliphant   Drums
Robert C. Smith   Vocals
Bob Cranshaw   Bass
George Duvivier   Bass
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Arthur Edgehill   Drums
Otis Finch   Drums
Roy Haynes   Drums
Eddie Khan   Bass
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Earl May   Bass
Peck Morrison   Bass
Wally Richardson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
Harry Duncan   Liner Notes

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