Irene Reid

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Savant CD 2028
Irene Reid
One Monkey Don't Stop No Show

It takes a vocalist full of passion and power to front a B-3 ensemble. Irene Reid is just such a vocalist. Called "The Queen of Uptown Jazz" Irene has been doing her thing for some time - "I've found my groove" as she likes to say. This, Irene's fourth CD for Savant displays the depth of her passion perhaps better than any other. Of course, the Reid-type classic, street-smart and world-wise tunes are here - "I Took the Backdoor Out," "Ain't Nobody Sleepin' in My Bed" and the title tune. But also included are such intensely personal numbers such as "I've Gotta Be Me" and "The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me" showing that Irene Reid is truly a musical gem of many brightly-shining facets. With Eric Alexander and James Rotondi leading the frontline and the hip B-3 voicings of Bobby Forrester laying the foundation, this recording will no doubt appeal to Irene's legion of fans, both uptown and down!

w/ Eric Alexander - tenor sax; James Rotondi - trumpet; Bobby Forrester - organ; Randy Johnston - guitar; Joe Farnsworth & Chip White - drums

Tracks: I'm Gettin' Tired; Things We Said Today; Ain't Nobody Sleepin' in My Bed; One Monkey Don't Stop No Show; I've Gotta Be Me; You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me; I Took the Backdoor Out; If the World Should End Tomorrow; Time's Getting Tougher Than Tough

I'm Gettin' Tired

One Monkey Don't Stop No Show

I Took the Backdoor Out

Time's Gettin' Tougher Than Tough

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