With Respect

With Respect

by Carmen Bradford
     
 

Carmen Bradford is a belter, a singer not afraid to show off her emotions or to occasionally go over the top. She toured with Count Basie's Orchestra for nine years but somehow never achieved much fame, only recording on a very irregular basis as a singer despite her strong musicality and powerful pipes. This set is a fine…  See more details below

Overview

Carmen Bradford is a belter, a singer not afraid to show off her emotions or to occasionally go over the top. She toured with Count Basie's Orchestra for nine years but somehow never achieved much fame, only recording on a very irregular basis as a singer despite her strong musicality and powerful pipes. This set is a fine all-around showcase, featuring her with a variety of small groups including ensembles with either Cedar Walton or Donald Brown on piano. Among the other prominent players are vibraphonist Steve Nelson, guitarist Dori Caymmi, saxophonist Charles Owens, and (on a closing duet version of "Nature Boy") guitarist Michael O'Neill. Although it probably was not the best idea to perform "You'll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini)" (since Ella owns it), Bradford sounds particularly strong on the more recent and obscure material, including Chick Corea's "High Wire," Cedar Walton's "Even Steven," and Red Mitchell's "Finally." Since she has not recorded all that often since this period, With Respect is still Carmen Bradford's definitive recording.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/16/1995
Label:
Evidence
UPC:
0730182211528
catalogNumber:
22115

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carmen Bradford   Primary Artist,Vocals
Donald Brown   Piano
Dori Caymmi   Guitar
Cedar Walton   Piano
Charles Owens   Flute,Saxophone
Steve Nelson   Vibes
Bill Summers   Percussion,Rhythm
Robert Hurst   Bass
James Leary   Bass
Mike O'Neil   Guitar
Michael O'Neill   Guitar
Ralph Penland   Drums
Wali Ali   Guitar

Technical Credits

Donald Brown   Producer
Dori Caymmi   Arranger
Cedar Walton   Arranger
Carmen Bradford   Liner Notes
John Clayton   Arranger
Mark Holston   Liner Notes
Bruce Albin   Engineer
Lynn Coles   Producer
Bruce Albin   Engineer
Lynn Coles   Producer

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