Scott Hamilton - Scott Hamilton Plays Jule Styne (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 64:15 min | 148 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Blue Duchess Records
When Scott Hamilton, the great tenor, interprets the songs of Jule Styne he caresses the melodies, builds his solos from the themes, and plays with warmth and subtle creativity, perfectly placing his notes on every song.
Producer Duke Robillard: " I am proud to announce the release of the new Blue Duchess/Shining Stone Scott Hamilton cd Scott Hamilton Plays Jule Styne. A breathtakingly beautiful collection of some of Styne's best tunes. Both the well known and obscure are represented here and Scott, and his all star lineup are all in fine form here. Only Gene Ammon's version of " The Party's Over" can give Scott a run for the money on this one. And Scott's rendition of "People" brings tears to the eyes of a listener who thought he never wanted to hear this song again. Again and again here Mr. Hamilton proves he's the top dog at swinging these classics the way no one else can. Ravishing ballads and swinging fresh impressions of classics a the game here, and what a beautiful game it is! "
Scott Hamilton performs 9 of Jules Styne's finest songs in this joyful and spirited exploration of Jule Styne's music, under the direction of producer Duke Robillard.
Scott is joined by the same rhythm section that swung with him on his prior Blue Duchess release "Remembering Billie": pianist Tim Ray (whose diverse career includes tours with Lyle Lovett and associations with a vast array of artists that range from Aretha Franklin, Dave Douglas and Phil Woods to Esperanza Spalding and the Boston Pops), bassist Dave Zinno and drummer Jim Gwin. Guitarist Fred Bates guests "Sunday". The rhythm section gives Hamilton stimulating support and occasional solos that uplift the music.
While many of the vintage songwriters were not always pleased with some of the treatments that their songs received by jazz artists, Jule Styne would have loved Scott Hamilton's CD. The great tenor caresses the melodies, builds his solos from the themes, and plays with warmth and subtle creativity, perfectly placing his notes. He picks the perfect tempos for these songs, whether it is hard-swinging versions of "Bye Bye Love" and "Sunday" or a beautiful ballad version of "All The Way." It is particularly nice to have the superior "You Say You Care" getting a rare revival.
Scott Hamilton has now been an important force in jazz for almost 40 years. His emergence on the national scene in 1976 was the official launch of the comeback of small-group swing for here was a young world class tenor-saxophonist who chose to play swinging jazz rather than funk, fusion, the avant-garde or r&b. His consistent excellence and individuality have been inspirations for the generations of swing players that have followed.
He has recorded 30 plus albums on Concord jazz alone, not to mention other labels and guest spots. He's has recorded with the cream of mainstream jazz. Scott recorded several albums with Rosemary Clooney and even did a guest spot on Bing Crosby's final recording.
Scott Hamilton's release on Blue Duchess Records, Scott Hamilton Plays Jule Styne, is timeless music played by a modern day master.
01. You Say You Care (6:43)
02. The Partys Over (8:56)
03. Time After Time (8:13)
04. All The Way (6:03)
05. Sunday (7:39)
06. Just In Time (6:08)
07. People (5:44)
08. It's You Or No One (7:51)
09. Bye Bye Baby (6:58)