Woman's Intuition

Woman's Intuition

by Betty O'Hara
     
 

Betty O'Hara was always very talented, able to play in styles ranging from Dixieland and swing, to bop and hard bop on cornet, trumpet, flügelhorn, bass trumpet, valve trombone, and double-bell euphonium; in addition, she was a sensitive and often touching singer. A serious stroke knocked her out of action in 1998, a major loss to the jazz scene. This CD was recorded… See more details below

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Betty O'Hara was always very talented, able to play in styles ranging from Dixieland and swing, to bop and hard bop on cornet, trumpet, flügelhorn, bass trumpet, valve trombone, and double-bell euphonium; in addition, she was a sensitive and often touching singer. A serious stroke knocked her out of action in 1998, a major loss to the jazz scene. This CD was recorded just in time. O'Hara (who is heard on all of her horns and sings on nearly every number) is backed by a supportive and subtle four-piece rhythm section comprised of pianist Bob Smalle, guitarist Dave Koonse, bassist Putter Smith, and her son, drummer Jon O'Hara. The leader is in the spotlight throughout as she uses 13 standards to portray the rise and fall of a romance. The emphasis is mostly on ballads, and on a few occasions, O'Hara overdubbed several horns to form a brass choir. Although the date would have benefited from the inclusion of a few stomps for variety, O'Hara's versions of such songs as "Skylark," "More Than You Know," "A Woman's Intuition," "Mood Indigo," and "But Not for Me" are memorable. If this is her final recording, she's definitely going out on top!

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Release Date:
03/23/1999
Label:
Sea Breeze Records
UPC:
0017231302520
catalogNumber:
3025

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