Live at Orchestra Hall, Detroit

Live at Orchestra Hall, Detroit

by Joe Williams


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Live at Orchestra Hall, Detroit

Joe Williams is so closely associated with the Count Basie Orchestra that it is difficult to believe that this Telarc CD was his first recording with jazz's great institution in over 30 years. Williams (in generally fine form despite an occasionally raspy voice) performs a well-rounded set of blues, ballads and standards with the Frank Foster-led Basie orchestra, combining some of his older hits with a few newer songs such as Grady Tate's "A Little at a Time" and "My Baby Upsets Me." Foster's sidemen are mostly heard in an ensemble role with all of the instrumental solos being rather brief; there is little interaction with the vocalist. That fault aside, this is one of Joe Williams's better recordings of the past decade.

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Release Date: 03/23/1993
Label: Telarc
UPC: 0089408332920
catalogNumber: 83329

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