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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Azure McCall will be a new name to most readers/listeners, but she is a very fine veteran vocalist. Her obscurity is due to being based in Hawaii for over 20 years. McCall has a soulful delivery, an in-tune voice that is attractive, and a versatile but always swinging style. On the Gift set there are only three jazz standards, but McCall finds beauty and feeling in each of the newer songs, four by her longtime pianist Tennyson Stephens. The accompanying group has several familiar names and an excellent saxophonist in Larry Klimas, all of whom do a fine job of supporting the talented singer. This CD is well worth exploring.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Azure McCall will be a new name to most readers/listeners, but she is a very fine veteran vocalist. Her obscurity is due to being based in Hawaii for over 20 years. McCall has a soulful delivery, an in-tune voice that is attractive, and a versatile but always swinging style. On the Gift set there are only three jazz standards, but McCall finds beauty and feeling in each of the newer songs, four by her longtime pianist Tennyson Stephens. The accompanying group has several familiar names and an excellent saxophonist in Larry Klimas, all of whom do a fine job of supporting the talented singer. This CD is well worth exploring.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
  • Label: Muse Fx Records
  • UPC: 822701000246
  • Catalog Number: 1004
  • Sales rank: 154,272

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Azure McCall Primary Artist, Vocals
Phil Upchurch Guitar
Louis Price Vocals, Background Vocals
Anita Pointer Vocals, Background Vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Dan Fornero Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Alphonso Johnson Bass
Larry Klimas Flute, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Don Markese Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Mike O'Neil Guitar
Michael O'Neill Guitar
Tennyson Stephens Keyboards
Arturo Velasco Trombone, Euphonium
Maxine Willard Waters Vocals, Background Vocals
Julia Waters Vocals, Background Vocals
Jesse Gopen Drums
Bruce Hamada Bass
Patrick Michael Murphy Percussion
Spooky Murphy Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Stephen Sondheim Composer
David Bowie Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Joni Mitchell Composer
Ron Boustead Composer, Mastering
Gregg Karukas Composer
Michel Legrand Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Karen Gold Artwork, Graphic Design
Anita Pointer Contribution
Alan Bergman Composer
Marilyn Bergman Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Larry Klimas Horn Arrangements
J.R. Mitchell Composer
Roland Orzabal Composer
Mary Beth Verhunce Creation
T.A. Stephens Composer
Edward Eliscu Composer
Billy Rose Composer
Azure McCall Composer, Liner Notes
Todd Anisman Digital Editing
William "Fundi" Bonner Engineer
Patrick Michael Murphy Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes
Pat Murphy Producer, Engineer
William Bonner Engineer
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