Time After Timeby Etta James
Casual fans of Etta James most often thought of her as a blues singer, and she was, when that was what she wanted to do, but she also sang straight girl group pop, belted out R&B and soul tunes, and she also, when she chose, took herself uptown and sang jazz. That's the case here, as James elegantly delivers her versions of vocal jazz standards like Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne's "Time After Time" and Hoagy Carmichael's "The Nearness of You," in front of a tight and fluid big band comprised of Josh Sklair (guitar), Eddie Harris and Herman Riley (tenor saxophone), Ronnie Buttacavoli (trumpet, flügelhorn), Kraig Kilby (trombone), Cedar Walton (piano), John Clayton (bass), Paul Humphrey (drums), and Donto Metto James (shakers). It's all graceful and uptown, and James' singing is hauntingly beautiful.
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- Sbme Special Mkts.
Performance CreditsEtta James Primary Artist,Vocals
Eddie Harris Tenor Saxophone
Cedar Walton Piano
Paul Humphrey Drums
Herman Riley Tenor Saxophone
Josh Sklair Guitar
John Clayton Bass
Kraig Kilby Trombone
Ronnie Buttacavoli Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Donto Metto James Percussion,Shaker
Technical CreditsCedar Walton Arranger
Jay Newland Engineer
John Snyder Producer
David Ritz Liner Notes
Lupe DeLeon Executive Producer
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I'm a fan of Etta James and just love her versions of the old standards. The band on this cd is outstanding, as well as the song selections.
run, don't walk to buy Mystery Lady. I bought several copies for friends and family.