Born to Swing

Born to Swing

by Nancy Kelly


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Born to Swing

Nancy Kelly has paid her dues over her career and produced her best CD as a result of her hard work. She benefits considerably from the presence of tenor saxophonist Houston Person on this studio date, as he provides the perfect foil for her sassy vocals. Her regular rhythm section -- consisting of pianist Dino Losito, bassist Neil Minor, and drummer Mark Taylor -- also provides strong support. Seven of the dozen tracks she chose are standards from the 1930s through the 1950s, including a spirited take of "I've Got the World on a String," a midtempo bossa nova setting of "Like Someone in Love" (with Losito switching to electric piano), and a driving "Falling in Love with Love," the latter two with Person sitting out. The tenor saxophonist steals the show a bit in a brisk arrangement of Earl Bostic's jump blues "Let Me Off Uptown." Jimmy Webb's "Didn't We" and Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind," two pop songs from a later era, also fare well as Kelly captures the possibilities within each of them.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/06/2006
Label: Amherst Records
UPC: 0051617442226
catalogNumber: 24422
Rank: 134043

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nancy Kelly   Primary Artist
Houston Person   Tenor Saxophone
Mark Taylor   Drums
Dino Losito   Piano,fender rhodes

Technical Credits

Earl Bostic   Composer
Billy Joel   Composer
Nancy Kelly   Producer,Liner Notes
Michel Legrand   Composer
Dee Daniels   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
John Clayton   Composer
Jacques Demy   Composer
Redd Evans   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Irving Kahal   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Leonard Silver   Executive Producer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Michael Brorby   Engineer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Edward Eliscu   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer

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Born to Swing 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Had a chance to listen and was blown away by this vocalist and trio...The saxophone was very dated, otherwise I'd give it 5 stars