HighNote CD 7124
Always In Our Hearts: Etta Jones As We Loved Her
From the days of her youth in the bands of Buddy Johnson and Earl Hines, to the time of her Grammy-nominated Billie Holiday Tribute, released on the very day of her passing, Etta Jones created a vocal language of rhythmic vitality and a keen sense of lyrical interpretation. Through Etta's sensitivity and feeling for the human condition, she endowed her songs with a sublime emotional power that transports the listener to a heightened feeling of empathy and sentiment. Here is Etta as she would want us to remember her, doing what she did best -- singing the core repertoire of the Great American Songbook. All tracks were personally selected by Etta's long-time musical partner and friend, Houston Person who remembers them being among Etta's favorite songs. This album truly lives up to its sub-title: Etta as we loved her.
Featuring the talents of: Tom Aalfs; Peter Bernstein; Keeter Betts, Ray Drummond, Frankie Jones, Russell Malone, Dick Morgan, Houston Person, Norman Simmons, Steve Turre, Kenny Washington, John Webber, Chip White, Richard Wyands.
Tracks: Did I Remember; It's Magic; All of Me; God Bless the Child; Mr. Bojangles; Second Time Around; For Sentimental Reasons; Let's Beat Out Some Love; Fine and Mellow; I Should Care; What a Wonderful World.
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