Scene: Live in New York

The Scene: Live in New York

by Jimmy Rushing
     
 
Jimmy Rushing made his mark singing the blues with Count Basie, though he recorded a number of memorable records under his own name during the last two decades of his life. Fortunately this compilation of live performances (presumably from New York City club remote radio broadcasts circa 1965-1970) shows Rushing was still very much in top

Overview

Jimmy Rushing made his mark singing the blues with Count Basie, though he recorded a number of memorable records under his own name during the last two decades of his life. Fortunately this compilation of live performances (presumably from New York City club remote radio broadcasts circa 1965-1970) shows Rushing was still very much in top form late in life, and here he's joined by tenor saxophonists Al Cohn and Zoot Sims (who frequently worked in clubs with the singer), pianist Dave Frishberg, bassist Major Holley, and drummer Mousie Alexander. The eight songs are all favorites recorded by Rushing and likely performed countless times during his career. The singer opens with a rousing "'Deed I Do," swinging like mad, followed by a sincere "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You?" with Cohn and Sims working their magic behind him. The vocalist's rendition of "I Want a Little Girl" is heartfelt, while he shows his playful side with "Goin' to Chicago," backed by Frishberg's blues-drenched piano, and the loping "Every Day I Have the Blues" is a spirited take of one of Rushing's signature songs. Two instrumental tracks, highlighted by Sims' "The Red Door" (co-written with Gerry Mulligan), feature the saxophonists with Alexander and an unidentified pianist and bassist. The audio quality is typical for a '60s broadcast, but fans of Jimmy Rushing will be delighted with these long-hidden treasures.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/07/2009
Label:
Highnote
UPC:
0632375719623
catalogNumber:
7196
Rank:
315344

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Rushing   Primary Artist,Vocals
Dave Frishberg   Piano
Major Holley   Bass
Cohn   Tenor Saxophone
Mousie Alexander   Drums
John Beal   Bass
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Count Basie   Composer
Gerry Mulligan   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Don Redman   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Gus Arnheim   Composer
Peter Chatman   Composer
Joe Fields   Producer,Audio Production
Jack McKinney   Liner Notes
Clarence Gaskill   Composer
J. Sims   Composer
M. Mecher   Composer
A. Lyman   Composer
E. Durham   Composer
J. Rushing   Composer
B. Moll   Composer
A. Freed   Composer
W. Hirsch   Composer
F. Rose   Composer

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