Ballad Essentials CD (2002)

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Label Concord Jazz
SKU 60559165
UPC 013431212928
UPC 14 00013431212928
Format CD
Release Date 7/9/2002
Author Susannah Mccorkle
Technical Info
Producer Nick Phillips (Compilation)
CatalogID CCD 21292
Lable Name Universal Distribution
Released 07/29/2002
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 56m : 25s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00013431212928
Musical Guests
Howard Alden
Scott Hamilton
Emily Remler
Chris Potter
Bucky Pizzarelli
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Susannah McCorkle (vocals); Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone); Scott Hamilton (tenor saxophone); Digby Fairweather (cornet); Chris Potter (flute); Allen Farnham (piano); Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Emily Remler (guitar); Dick Sarpola, Dennis Irwin (bass); Rich DeRosa, Derek Hogg (drums); Cafe (percussion).
Includes liner notes by Scott Yanow.
This is a part of Concord Jazz's "Ballad Essentials" series.
Personnel: Susannah McCorkle (vocals); Alexander Gafa (guitar, acoustic guitar); Emily Remler, Howard Alden, Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar); Paul Meyers (acoustic guitar); Chris Potter , Duncan Lamont (flute); Ken Peplowski (clarinet); Scott Hamilton (tenor saxophone); Digby Fairweather (cornet); Greg Gisbert (flugelhorn); Conrad Herwig (trombone); Keith Ingham, Allen Farnham, Benny Aronov (piano); Richard DeRosa (synthesizer, drums); Chuck Redd, Derek Hogg, Joe Cocuzzo, Keith Copeland, Vanderlei Pereira (drums); Thiago de Mello (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Scott Yanow.
Arranger: Allen Farnham.
Noted for the beauty of her voice and ability to freshen up the most tired lyric, Susannah McCorkle left behind an impressive and large body of work at the time of her death in 2001. Ballad Essentials concentrates onMcCorkle's softer side, collecting a dozen pieces recorded for Concord between 1983 and 2000. A remarkable cadre including Ken Peplowski, Emily Remler, and Bucky Pizzarelli join her on a variety of standards by Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, and the Gershwin brothers. The arrangements vary from vocal/guitar duets with Howard Alden and Al Gafa to the small-orchestra backing of "Let's Face the Music and Dance." There's an enjoyable, intimate version of "Why Don't We Try Staying at Home" and an elegant rendering of "Skylark." It's notable that McCorkle, like Ella Fitzgerald, chooses to include the verse, or beginning, of songs like "There's No Business Like Show Business" and "It Never Entered My Mind." A lovely rendition of Django Reinhardt's "Nuages," complete with French and English lyrics, provides a pleasant surprise, while "Manha de Carnaval (Sunrise)" displays McCorkle's ability as an interpreter of South American material. For those less familiar with the great vocalist's work, Ballad Essentials serves as an excellent primer. For fans, the album gathers a dozen similarly toned pieces, or an hour's worth of music, in one place. A fine collection. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford Jr.
Disc 1
1 How Long Has This Been Goin' On?
2 You Go To My Head
3 For All We Know
4 Why Don't We Try Staying Home?
5 Skylark
6 Manha De Carnaval (Sunrise)
7 Nuages
8 People That You Never Get To Love, The
9 Let's Face The Music And Dance
10 There's No Business Like Show Business
11 It Never Entered My Mind
12 P.S. I Love You

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