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Chris Connor Sings the George Gershwin Almanac of Song
     

Chris Connor Sings the George Gershwin Almanac of Song

by Chris Connor
 
Most of this highly recommended set is taken from a series of 1957 sessions in which singer Chris Connor exclusively interprets songs of George Gershwin. To fill out the CDs, additional Gershwin cuts from other, otherwise unrelated dates by the vocalist have been added. Connor's cool delivery gives many of the largely familiar songs new life. She is assisted by such

Overview

Most of this highly recommended set is taken from a series of 1957 sessions in which singer Chris Connor exclusively interprets songs of George Gershwin. To fill out the CDs, additional Gershwin cuts from other, otherwise unrelated dates by the vocalist have been added. Connor's cool delivery gives many of the largely familiar songs new life. She is assisted by such fine musicians as trumpeter Joe Newman, tenorman Al Cohn, flutist Herbie Mann, vibraphonist Milt Jackson and pianist Ralph Sharon, who add tasteful and concise solos. Many of the selections were quite rare before this well-conceived and appealing reissue was put together.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678198021
catalogNumber:
601

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Connor   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bill Berry   Trumpet
Eddie Bert   Trombone
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Eddie Costa   Vibes
Maynard Ferguson   Trombone,Trumpet,French Horn
Milt Jackson   Vibes
Hank Jones   Piano
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
Herbie Mann   Flute,Alto Flute
Sam Most   Clarinet,Flute
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Ed Shaughnessy   Drums
Ralph Burns   Conductor
Warren Covington   Trombone
Peanuts Hucko   Clarinet
Rufus "Speedy" Jones   Drums
Lanny Morgan   Reeds
Joe Puma   Guitar
Ralph Sharon   Piano,Celeste
Stan Free   Piano
Cohn   Tenor Saxophone
Danny Bank   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Vinnie Burke   Bass
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Jaki Byard   Piano
Eddie DeHaas   Bass
Rolf Ericson   Trumpet
Joe Farrell   Reeds
Chet Ferretti   Trumpet
Ronnie Free   Drums
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Milt Hinton   Bass
Frank Hittner   Reeds
Lex Humphries   Drums
Osie Johnson   Drums
Willie Maiden   Reeds
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Bill Rubinstein   Piano
Kenny Rupp   Trombone
Charlie Sanders   Bass
Doc Severinsen   Trumpet
Jimmy Thompson   Trombone
Ray Winslow   Trombone
Eddie Wasserman   Bass Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Jim Thompson   Trombone
Johnny Rodriguez   Bongos

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Ralph Burns   Arranger
Ralph Sharon   Arranger
Stan Free   Arranger
Tom Dowd   Engineer
Don Sebesky   Arranger
Ray Ellis   Arranger
Ahmet Ertegun   Producer
Nesuhi Ertegun   Producer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Gary Kramer   Liner Notes
Bob Porter   Reissue Producer
Schmitt   Engineer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Marvin Israel   Cover Design
Heinz Kubicka   Engineer

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