What a Wonderful World

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Jay McShann was 83 at the time of this CD, but the pianist-singer sounds very much in prime form and had certainly not lost his enthusiasm. He teams up with some of the better Kansas City musicians active in the late '90s tenor saxophonist Ahmad Alaadeen, guitarist Sonny Kenner, bassist Gerald Spaits, and drummer Todd Strait on a variety of blues, originals, and swinging tunes, some of which are taken as instrumentals. Even if "What a Wonderful World" did not need to be played yet again, there are plenty of high points throughout this joyous set from McShann & friends.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Jay McShann was 83 at the time of this CD, but the pianist-singer sounds very much in prime form and had certainly not lost his enthusiasm. He teams up with some of the better Kansas City musicians active in the late '90s tenor saxophonist Ahmad Alaadeen, guitarist Sonny Kenner, bassist Gerald Spaits, and drummer Todd Strait on a variety of blues, originals, and swinging tunes, some of which are taken as instrumentals. Even if "What a Wonderful World" did not need to be played yet again, there are plenty of high points throughout this joyous set from McShann & friends.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/1999
  • Label: Groove Note Records
  • UPC: 660318100528
  • Catalog Number: 1005
  • Sales rank: 146,824

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jay McShann Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Todd Strait Drums
Ahmad Alaadeen Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Kenner Guitar
Technical Credits
Big Joe Turner Composer
Eddie Heywood Composer
Pete Johnson Composer
Jay McShann Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Walter Brown Composer
Fats Domino Composer
George Douglas Composer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Joe Harley Producer
P.L. Johnson Composer
Bob Thiele Composer
George David Weiss Composer
Jimmy Witherspoon Composer
Joseph Vernon Turner Composer
Michael C. Ross Engineer
Herman Walder Composer
Leo Corday Composer
James Lizardi Art Direction
Booker T. Washington Composer
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