Sweet Missy

Sweet Missy

by Gloria Coleman


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Sweet Missy

One of the last surviving jazz organists of the 1960s, Gloria Coleman actually started her career as a bassist and occasional pianist. In 1960 she switched her focus to organ, working with Sonny Stitt. Although she has not recorded that extensively in her career, she is a powerful player and has not lost anything through the decades. Sweet Missy, her first recording in a while, has her leading a trio with either Eric Johnson or Calvin Keys on guitar and George Coleman, Jr.or Deszon Claiborne on drums. Five selections have her husband, the great tenor saxophonist George Coleman, making the group a quartet and Dr. Lonnie Smith (heard on piano rather than his customary organ) sits in on "Put 'Em in a Box, Tie 'Em with a Ribbon." However the main star throughout is Gloria Coleman. She sings on a few of the numbers in an expressive and conversational style that recalls the late Etta Jones. Her organ playing swings soulfully and, whether it is her original "Martin's Rhumba," Shirley Scott's "Blues Everywhere," or two versions of Charlie Parker's "Confirmation," Gloria Coleman is in prime form throughout this happy set.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/16/2009
Label: Doodlin Records
UPC: 0666449569326
catalogNumber: 6
Rank: 288209

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gloria Coleman   Primary Artist,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Hammond B3
Eric Johnson   Guitar
George Coleman   Saxophone
Calvin Keys   Guitar
Lonnie Smith   Piano
Deszon X. Claiborne   Drums
George Coleman   Drums

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Shirley Scott   Composer
Gloria Coleman   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Jerry Bock   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
John Coltrane   Composer
Jim Czak   Engineer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Rainer Gambalczyk   Artwork
Charlie Parker   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Pete Fallico   Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Artwork
Scott Sorkin   Engineer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
W. Bullock   Composer
C. Parker   Composer

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