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Format: CD
Sku: 60389326
UPC: 013431488521
UPC 14: 00013431488521
Release Date: 2/22/2000
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Skylark ~ Scott Hamilton
2. Everything Happens To Me ~ Scott Hamilton
3. My Foolish Heart ~ Scott Hamilton
4. That's All ~ Scott Hamilton
5. In A Sentimental Mood ~ Scott Hamilton
6. I Should Care ~ Scott Hamilton
7. Body And Soul ~ Scott Hamilton
8. 'Round Midnight ~ Scott Hamilton
9. My Romance ~ Scott Hamilton
10. Stardust ~ Scott Hamilton
11. I'll Be Around ~ Scott Hamilton
12. Tonight I Shall Sleep With A Smile On My Face ~ Scott Hamilton
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Scott Hamilton (tenor saxophone); Alan Broadbent (arranger, tenor saxophone); Spike Robinson, Ken Peplowski (tenor saxophone); John Bunch, Nat Pierce, Dave McKenna, Norman Simmons, Brian Lemon, Gerry Wiggins (piano); Chris Flory, Cal Collins, Howard Alden (guitar); Phil Flanigan, Monty Budwig, Bob Maize, Dave Stone, Dennis Irwin, Dave Green (bass); Chuck Riggs, Jake Hanna, Roy McCurdy, Jeff Hamilton, Allan Ganley, Connie Kay (drums).
Muze PNote Recorded between 1977 and 1995. Includes liner notes by Scott Yanow.
Muze PNote Personnel: Scott Hamilton (tenor saxophone); Chris Flory, Howard Alden, Cal Collins (guitar); Ken Peplowski, Spike Robinson (tenor saxophone); Dave McKenna, Gerry Wiggins, John Bunch, Alan Broadbent, Nat Pierce, Norman Simmons, Brian Lemon (piano); Connie Kay, Jake Hanna, Jeff Hamilton , Allan Ganley, Roy McCurdy, Chuck Riggs (drums).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Scott Yanow.
Muze PNote Photographer: David Sinclair .
Muze PNote Arranger: Alan Broadbent.
Muze PNote Tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton is something of a jazz anomaly. Young enough to be part of the generation of players influenced by John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Ornette Coleman, he draws his primary inspiration from an earlier generation of saxophonists. Don Byas, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins and, of course, Lester Young--the big-toned, warm, breathy tenor giants of the '30s and '40s--are the icons that fire Hamilton's approach. BALLAD ESSENTIALS is a superb cross-section of his work, recorded with various lineups for the Concord label between 1977 and 1995.
Muze PNote Unsurprisingly, the program is all standards, rendered with fabulous technique and delivered with genuine, unabashedly sentimental warmth. Hamilton's version of "Everything Happens To Me" could have melted the iceberg in TITANIC; his horn sings over a lush string section in an Alan Broadbent arrangement of "My Foolish Heart," and his transformation of Thelonious Monk's "Round Midnight" stands with any recorded version. Also featured are the great trad/swing pianists John Bunch and Dave McKenna, and fellow tenor Ken Peplowski. Innovative? Not exactly. Timeless swing/jazz ballads played with breathtaking beauty? Absolutely.

Producer: Nick Phillips (Compilation)

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Nat Pierce
Muze Guest Artist Ken Peplowski
Muze Guest Artist John Bunch Trio
Muze Guest Artist Dave McKenna
Muze Guest Artist Gerry Wiggins

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Concord Jazz Heritage Series S
Muze Music Compilations Dinner By Candlelight
Muze Music Compilations Jazz At Night's End
Muze Music Compilations Jazz & The Sunday Times
Muze Music Compilations Feeling Sentimental
Muze Music Compilations Intimate Evening
Muze Music Compilations Jazz For Dads
Muze Music Compilations Great Day Of Jazz
Muze Music Compilations Saturday Afternoon Jazz
Muze Music Compilations Concord Records 30th Anniversary Box
Muze Music Compilations Concord Jazz Super Adudio Cd Sampler
Muze Music Compilations Harold Arlen Centennial Celebration
Muze Music Compilations Love Letters From Ella
Muze Music Compilations Jazz After Dark
Muze Music Compilations Slow Jams Jazz Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Jazz Moods

Associated Artists and Works

'Round Midnight ~ Allen, Harry
Barnes, Alan
Bernhard Pichi Trio
Braff, Ruby
Bruno, Jimmy
Jazz Signatures ~ Bunch, John Trio
Cohn, Al
Fest, Manfredo
Goykovich, Dusko
At Last ~ Harris, Gene
Higgins, Eddie
McKenna, Dave
Mulligan, Gerry
Phillips, Flip
Scandinavian Five
Midnight At Nola's Penthouse ~ Sportiello, Rossano
Sullivan, Maxine
A Splendid Trio ~ Tate, Frank
Thilo, Jesper
Wiggins, Gerald
Bob Wilber and the Scott Hamilton Quartet ~ Wilber, Bob

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/25/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : CCD 48852
Music Label Name Label : Concord Jazz
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00013431488521

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