Great Jazz Vocalists Sing Strayhorn & Ellington

Great Jazz Vocalists Sing Strayhorn & Ellington


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Great Jazz Vocalists Sing Strayhorn & Ellington

This CD sampler draws its 18 selections from the Blue Note, Pacific Jazz, Roulette, Solid State and Capitol vaults. There are two selections apiece from Nancy Wilson (her "Lush Life" is rather bombastic), Abbey Lincoln, June Christy and Sarah Vaughan; other singers include Dianne Reeves (a beautiful version of "I Got It Bad"), Lou Rawls, Lena Horne, Ray Nance (with Duke Ellington), Annie Ross, Billy Eckstine, Louis Armstrong (a delightful rendition of "Drop Me Off in Harlem" with Ellington on piano), Jimmy Grissom, the Nat King Cole Trio and Joe Williams ("Come Sunday"). All of the music is readily available elsewhere, and this CD would have benefited from some real liner notes (nothing is said about the many lyricists who actually wrote the words that the vocalists are singing), but otherwise, this is a well-conceived collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/25/1997
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724385522123
catalogNumber: 55221

Album Credits

Performance Credits

June Christy   Vocals,Track Performer
Nancy Wilson   Vocals,Track Performer
Lou Rawls   Vocals,Track Performer
Pepper Adams   Saxophone
Laurindo Almeida   Guitar
Chet Baker   Trumpet
Bill Berry   Trumpet
Bob Brookmeyer   Trombone
Ron Carter   Bass
Bob Cooper   Tenor Saxophone
Hank Crawford   Alto Saxophone
Richard Davis   Bass
George Duke   Piano
Billy Eckstine   Vocals
Bob Gordon   Baritone Saxophone
Henry Grimes   Bass
Herbie Harper   Trombone
Lena Horne   Vocals,Track Performer
Hank Jones   Piano
Rodney Jones   Guitar
Thad Jones   Conductor,Flugelhorn
Mel Lewis   Drums
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
Shelly Manne   Drums
Gerry Mulligan   Baritone Saxophone,Track Performer
Ray Nance   Vocals,Track Performer
Ted Nash   Reeds
Houston Person   Tenor Saxophone
Jerome Richardson   Saxophone
Annie Ross   Vocals,Track Performer
Bud Shank   Flute
Joe Williams   Vocals,Track Performer
Tony Williams   Drums
Harry Babasin   Bass
Dave Bailey   Drums
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
John Graas   French Horn
Bob Hardaway   Reeds
Mort Herbert   Bass
Oscar Moore   Guitar
Abe Most   Reeds
Grady Tate   Drums
Claude Williamson   Piano
Justin Gordon   Reeds
Jimmy Grissom   Vocals,Track Performer
Corky Hale   Harp
Trummy Young   Trombone
George Duvivier   Bass
Abbey Lincoln   Vocals,Track Performer
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet,Vocals,Track Performer
Victor Arno   Strings
Buddy Balboa   Saxophone
Danny Barcelona   Drums
Eluriel Tinker Barfield   Electric Bass
Edward Bergman   Strings
Gene Bertoncini   Guitar
Harry Betts   Trombone
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Harry Bluestone   Strings
Ben Brown   Bass
Garnett Brown   Trombone
Larry Bunker   Drums
Stanley Clarke   Bass
Nat King Cole   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
John Collins   Guitar
Eddie Daniels   Saxophone
Cornell Dupree   Guitar
Donn Trenner   Piano
Duke Ellington   Piano
Joe Farrell   Saxophone
Frederick Seykora   Strings
Jacques Gasselin   Strings
Nathan Gershman   Strings
James Getzoff   Strings
Buddy Grievey   Drums
Roland Hanna   Piano
Cliff Heather   Trombone
Freddie Hubbard   Flugelhorn
Sam Herman   Guitar
Howard Roberts   Guitar
Jimmy Jones   Conductor
Anatol Kaminsky   Strings
Louis Kaufman   Strings
Harry Klee   Flute
Raphael Kramer   Strings
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Bucky Manieri   Trombone
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Tom McIntosh   Trombone
Charlie McLean   Saxophone
Johnny Miller   Bass
Erno Neufeld   Strings
Dick Noel   Trombone
Jimmy Nottingham   Trumpet
Frank Owens   Piano
Chris Parker   Drums
Dianne Reeves   Vocals,Track Performer
George Roberts   Bass Trombone
Frank Rosolino   Trombone
Mischa Russell   Strings
Sarah Vaughan   Vocals,Track Performer
Henry Sigismonti   French Horn
Marshall Sosson   Strings
Ann Mason Stockton   Strings
Akira Tana   Drums
Richard Tee   Piano
Bobby Tucker   Piano
Gerald Vinci   Strings
Charlie Walp   Trumpet
Buster Williams   Bass
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Vincent DeRosa   French Horn
Justin DiTullio   Strings
Dan Luse   Strings
Richard Gene Williams   Trumpet
David Black   Drums
Phillip Teele   Trombone
Richard Mackey   French Horn

Technical Credits

George Duke   Producer
Harry James   Composer
Billy May   Arranger
Pete Rugolo   Arranger
Richard Bock   Producer
Michael Cuscuna   Producer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Benny Golson   Arranger
Jimmy Jones   Arranger
Sonny Lester   Producer
Frank Owens   Arranger,Producer
Teddy Reig   Producer
Bob Thiele   Producer
Bobby Tucker   Arranger
Billy Vera   Producer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Sherman Sneed   Producer
Dave Dexter   Producer
Billy Carter   Arranger
Patrick Roques   Art Direction
Jim Conkling   Producer
Dave Cavanaugh   Producer
Sid Kuller   Composer

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