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All The Way

Jimmy Scott

Released on June 25, 2010 by Warner Jazz

Main artist: Jimmy Scott

Genre: Jazz > Vocal Jazz

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The recording history of Little Jimmy Scott is peppered with long hiatuses from the studio. He was absent for a period of seven years from 1962 to 1969 and then for more than 15 years from 1975 to 1990. Bordering on singing in the range of a counter tenor, Scott brings a distinctive, immediately recognizable sound and sensitivity to material he sings. It is hard to find any other vocalist, other than Billie Holiday, who matches Scott's depth of emotion that he applies to the classic standards he favors. All the Way was recorded more than 40 years after Scott made his first album for Roost. Over those years, even with his long absences, he has been able to command the services of top of the line musicians. He is one of those rare vocalists that jazz musicians like to be on the stage or in the studio with. And this album is no exception, featuring an all-star lineup that includes Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, and Grady Tate on rhythm. David "Fathead" Newman's soulful sax on such cuts as "All the Way" compliments Scott's delivery perfectly. Like Scott, Newman leaves abundant room between the measures to allow the song to breathe, the listeners to gain the full flavor of what he has played and to anticipate what's to follow in a second or two. On such tunes as "Angel Eyes" and "At Last," Scott's delivery goes beyond mere poignancy, and moves close to reverence, such respect he has for the classics he has put in the song list. This is good stuff. Strings magically appear on some tracks. But they are done tastefully and don't get in the way. Jimmy McDonough's knowledgeable highlights of Scott's career are a welcome added attraction. ~ Dave Nathan
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Album : 1 disk - 9 tracks Total length : 00:47:01

  1. 1 All The Way (LP Version)

    Van Heusen, Writer - Cahn, Writer - J.van Heusen, Writer - S. Cahn, Writer - JIMMY SCOTT, Performed by, MainArtist Copyright : 1986 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1992 Sire Records Company

  2. 2 Embraceable You (LP Version)

    George Gershwin, Writer - Ira Gershwin, Writer - JIMMY SCOTT, Performed by, MainArtist Copyright : 1986 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1992 Sire Records Company

  3. 3 Angel Eyes (LP Version)

    M. Dennis, Writer - E. Brent, Writer - JIMMY SCOTT, Performed by, MainArtist Copyright : 1986 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1992 Sire Records Company

  4. 4 At Last (LP Version)

    JIMMY SCOTT, Performed by, MainArtist - H. Warren, Writer - M. Gordon, Writer Copyright : 1986 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1992 Sire Records Company

  5. 5 Someone To Watch Over Me (LP Version)

    George Gershwin, Writer - Ira Gershwin, Writer - Gerald Wilson, Arranger - JIMMY SCOTT, MainArtist Copyright : 1986 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1992 Sire Records Company

  6. 6 Every Time We Say Goodbye (LP Version)

    Cole Porter, Composer - JIMMY SCOTT, MainArtist Copyright : 1986 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1992 Sire Records Company

  7. 7 I'll Be Around (LP Version)

    ALEC WILDER, Composer - JIMMY SCOTT, MainArtist - A. WILDER, Writer Copyright : 1986 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1992 Sire Records Company

  8. 8 My Foolish Heart (LP Version)

    Victor Young, Writer - Ned Washington, Writer - JIMMY SCOTT, MainArtist Copyright : 1986 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1992 Sire Records Company

  9. 9 I'm Getting Sentimental Over You (LP Version)

    G. Bassman, Writer - Gerald Wilson, Arranger - Ned Washington, Writer - JIMMY SCOTT, MainArtist - Washington, Writer - Bassman, Writer Copyright : 1986 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1992 Sire Records Company

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  • The recording history of Little Jimmy Scott is peppered with long hiatuses from the studio. He was absent for a period of seven years from 1962 to 1969 and then for more than 15 years from 1975 to 1990. Bordering on singing in the range of a counter tenor, Scott brings a distinctive, immediately recognizable sound and sensitivity to material he sings. It is hard to find any other vocalist, other than Billie Holiday, who matches Scott's depth of emotion that he applies to the classic standards he favors. All the Way was recorded more than 40 years after Scott made his first album for Roost. Over those years, even with his long absences, he has been able to command the services of top of the line musicians. He is one of those rare vocalists that jazz musicians like to be on the stage or in the studio with. And this album is no exception, featuring an all-star lineup that includes Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, and Grady Tate on rhythm. David "Fathead" Newman's soulful sax on such cuts as "All the Way" compliments Scott's delivery perfectly. Like Scott, Newman leaves abundant room between the measures to allow the song to breathe, the listeners to gain the full flavor of what he has played and to anticipate what's to follow in a second or two. On such tunes as "Angel Eyes" and "At Last," Scott's delivery goes beyond mere poignancy, and moves close to reverence, such respect he has for the classics he has put in the song list. This is good stuff. Strings magically appear on some tracks. But they are done tastefully and don't get in the way. Jimmy McDonough's knowledgeable highlights of Scott's career are a welcome added attraction. ~ Dave Nathan

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