The Misty Miss Christy

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Using Anita Day as starting point -- but eschewing many of her scat-song histrionics in favor of pure tonal power and melancholic shading -- June Christy honed her singing skills with Stan Kenton's band before going solo in the '50s. Christy's relatively accessible vocal approach and blonde good looks eventually helped her gain success with such classic long players as Something Cool and The Misty Miss Christy. Less swinging than Something Cool, The Misty Miss Christy mostly stays on auto-stroll with a wealth of subtle and sophisticated orchestral charts. The jazz-pop environs come courtesy of longtime arranger Pete Rugolo and optimally frame the singer on highlights like ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Using Anita Day as starting point -- but eschewing many of her scat-song histrionics in favor of pure tonal power and melancholic shading -- June Christy honed her singing skills with Stan Kenton's band before going solo in the '50s. Christy's relatively accessible vocal approach and blonde good looks eventually helped her gain success with such classic long players as Something Cool and The Misty Miss Christy. Less swinging than Something Cool, The Misty Miss Christy mostly stays on auto-stroll with a wealth of subtle and sophisticated orchestral charts. The jazz-pop environs come courtesy of longtime arranger Pete Rugolo and optimally frame the singer on highlights like "That's All," "I Didn't Know About You," and "Dearly Beloved." With West Coast-style brass and reed accents gliding atop the lush strings, Christy also turns in fine renditions of Monk's "Round Midnight" and Russ Freeman's expressionistically torchy "The Wind." Balancing out the predominant autumnal lull, Christy shows her swinging savvy on breezy gems like "Sing Something Simple," "There's No You," and "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening." Both an essential Christy title and one of the best vocal albums from the '50s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/19/1992
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 077779845224
  • Catalog Number: 98452
  • Sales rank: 63,470

Album Credits

Performance Credits
June Christy Primary Artist, Vocals
Laurindo Almeida Guitar
Bob Cooper Tenor Saxophone
Maynard Ferguson Trumpet
Bob Gordon Baritone Saxophone
Herbie Harper Trombone
Shelly Manne Drums
Bud Shank Flute, Alto Saxophone
Harry Babasin Bass
Pete Candoli Trumpet
John Graas French Horn
Pete Rugolo Conductor
Claude Williamson Piano
Corky Hale Harp
Benny Aronov Piano
Milt Bernhart Trombone
Harry Betts Trombone
Larry Bunker Percussion, Drums
Conrad Gozzo Trumpet
Chuck Gentry Baritone Saxophone
Howard Roberts Guitar
Harry Klee Flute, Alto Saxophone
Joe Mondragon Bass
Dick Noel Trombone
George Roberts Trombone
Frank Rosolino Trombone
Alvin Stoller Drums
Technical Credits
Pete Rugolo Arranger
Michael Cuscuna Producer, Reissue Producer
Will Friedwald Liner Notes
Clyde Otis Composer
Jay Ranellucci Contributor
Kelly Owens Composer
Herman Hupfeld Composer
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