Misty Miss Christy

The Misty Miss Christy

by June Christy
     
 

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…  See more details below

Overview

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:
05/19/1992
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0077779845224
catalogNumber:
98452

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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
Jay Ranellucci   Contributor
Herman Hupfeld   Composer

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