We Belong Together

We Belong Together

by Linda Tate
     
 

Southport Records has often been great about turning the spotlight on talented Chicago jazz artists who were little known outside of their city. In 1996, one such artist was Linda Tate, an expressive and charming singer whose main influences include Sarah Vaughan and Dianne Reeves. Although Tate hasn't…  See more details below

Overview

Southport Records has often been great about turning the spotlight on talented Chicago jazz artists who were little known outside of their city. In 1996, one such artist was Linda Tate, an expressive and charming singer whose main influences include Sarah Vaughan and Dianne Reeves. Although Tate hasn't escaped the influence of R&B and pop, We Belong Together is a jazz CD first and foremost. This CD contains a few warhorses that have been recorded countless times (including "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" and "I'm Beginning to See the Light"), but on the whole, Tate is insightful enough to make less obvious selections. Milton Nascimento's "Bridges" (for which she embraces Gene Lees' thoughtful lyrics), Chick Corea's "Sea Journey" and Stevie Wonder's "Ribbon in the Sky" are hardly songs that have been done to death by jazz singers, and one has to admire Tate for have the guts to tackle "Somewhere," a gem by Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein (whose challenging songbook has scared away more than a few jazz artists). Not fantastic, but decent and sometimes risk-taking, We Belong Together indicated that Tate was someone to be aware of.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/14/1996
Label:
Southport Records
UPC:
0700797003825
catalogNumber:
38

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Linda Tate   Primary Artist
Jim Cox   Bass
Steve Eisen   Soprano Saxophone
David Onderdonk   Electric Guitar,Classical Guitar
Mark Walker   Percussion
James Ward   Drums
John Watson   Trombone
John Whitfield   Bass
Tim Pennington   Duplication
Tom Van Gessel   Duplication
Michael Zerang   Percussion,Drums
Deanna Witkowski   Piano
Bradley Williams   Piano
Greg Sergo   Drums

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Milton Nascimento   Composer
Brenda Russell   Composer
Michael Franks   Composer
Johnny Hodges   Composer
Harry James   Composer
Janet Lawson   Liner Notes
Gene Lees   Composer
Phil Moore   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Armando Anthony Corea   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
John Latouche   Composer
Diane Louie   Composer
Jerome Moross   Composer
Joanie Pallatto   Engineer
Cole Porter   Composer
Dianne Reeves   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Neville Potter   Composer
Linda Tate   Composer
Brandtner   Graphic Design
Bradley Parker-Sparrow   Composer,Engineer
Patrick Halliwell   Engineer
Sal Vito   Promotions Director
Don George   Composer
John Bianculli   Composer
Fernando Brant   Composer
Connie Bryson   Composer
S.T. Jones   Composer
Rick Tuttle   Logo Design

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