Hollar!

Hollar!

by Etta Jones

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Overview

Hollar!

Etta Jones had the spark that made each of her vocals special, though she was never acknowledged properly during a long career. Following her hit "Don't Go to Strangers," she continued to record first-rate songs. Many of her albums were unjustly out of print for decades, though Hollar! was finally reissued by Fantasy as part of their Original Jazz Classics series in 2001. Jones is backed by three separate groups on this release. Guitarist Wally Richardson provides the driving rhythm to back her swinging take of "And the Angels Sing," while vibraphonist Lem Winchester and pianist Richard Wyands support Jones in her emotional rendition of "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)." Jones would eventually return to the brisk bop gem "Reverse the Charges" decades after this recording, but this early version is preferable, with a nice interlude by pianist Jimmy Neely. There's a bit of friendly conversation in the studio as Jones gets underway with another swinger, "Our Love Is Here to Stay," adding a boisterous tenor sax solo by Oliver Nelson. This is easily one of Etta Jones' best recordings.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2001
Label: Ojc
UPC: 0025218706124
catalogNumber: 1061
Rank: 258434

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Etta Jones   Primary Artist,Vocals
Oliver Nelson   Tenor Saxophone
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar
Jerome Richardson   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Lem Winchester   Vibes
Bobby Donaldson   Drums
Richard Wyands   Piano
Jimmy Neely   Piano
George Duvivier   Bass
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Ernie Hayes   Organ,Bass
Roy Haynes   Drums
Rudy Lawless   Drums
Michel Mulia   Bass
Wally Richardson   Guitar
Sam Bruno   Bass,Piano

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Ziggy Elman   Composer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Don Schlitten   Cover Design

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