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domingo, 31 de julio de 2016

Shirley Scott • Satin Doll

This 1963 release, which was recorded two years earlier, was one of two Duke Ellington tributes that organist Shirley Scott (1934-2002) recorded for the Prestige label. It was Scott's second album of Duke Ellington compositions after Scottie Plays the Duke (1959). The bare bones session had Scott backed by just bass (George Tucker) and drums (Mack Simpkins) and the music is a little more sedate than what you'll find on most of the organist's LPs. The Satin Doll album has not been released on CD. ~ Guitars and All That Jazz

With George Tucker on bass and Jack Simplkins on drums. A bit more prim, though Scott still burns. ~ by Ron Wynn, AMG.

The Merger of Scott and Ellington is a delight in harmonic contrasts. Miss Scott retains her warm, blues-rooted feeling which gently mingles with the lyric quality of these great Ellington standards, and she is both individual and sophisticated in her interpretations.
Shirley’s ability to attack lyrical tunes without forfeiting her verve, fire or personal feelings of lament, herald her arrival as a major figure in the world of modern jazz. ~ Excerpts from Liner Notes by Les Davis (July 1963).

This LP is another beautiful tribute by Shirley Scott to the great Duke Ellington. For this album Scott remains within a tight trio grouping. George Tucker’s bass lines, backed up by Mack Simpkins’ deft drumming, beautifully accentuate Shirley’s organ romps. In Essence it is another brilliant soul jazz excursion from the 'Queen of the Organ'.

A1. Satin Doll {Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn}
A2. It Don't Mean A Thing {Duke Ellington, Irving Mills}
A3. C Jam Blues {Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington}
B1. Perdido {Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder, Juan Tizol}
B2. Mood Indigo {Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills}
B3. Things Ain't What They Used To Be {Mercer Ellington, Ted Persons}
B4. Solitude {Eddie DeLange, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills}

Shirley Scott - Organ
George Tucker - Bass
Mack Simpkins - Drums

Recorded 7th March, 1961 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label Prestige Records, PRLP 7283, 1963

Supervision - Esmond Edwards
Recording Engineer - Rudy van Gelder

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