Thursday, June 29, 2006

Helen Merrill

Fifty years ago Helen Merrill and the Gil Evans Orchestra made one of their famous recordings. These recordings, made 26 and 29th of June should belong to te core-collection of every jazz collection. It is said that thanks to these recordings Helen Merrill ( and Oscar Pettiford on bass) got their place in jazz history. Flugelhorn player Art Farmer sounds with his muted sound in perfect balance with Helen's voice. Gil Evans, great arranger, became famous with this kind of projects. Well known is his cooperation with Miles Davis on several recordings.

The CD Helen Merrill - Gill Evans & Clifford Brown ( emarcy 8838 292 ) contains also a great 1954 session with Clifford Brown Sextet arranged by the then 21 year old Quincy Jones.

Don't miss it !

Helen Merrill vo acc by Gil Evans Orchestra:
featuring: Hank Jones p #*, Barry Galbraith g #*, Art Farmer flh *, Louis Mucco tp *, Jimmy Cleveland tb *, John LaPorta cl as *, Oscar Pettiford b *, Joe Morello dm " and strings #*
Recorded in New York 26th # - 29th* 1956
- He Was Too Good To Me #
- I've Never Seen #
- I'm a Fool To Want You #
- Trouble Waters #
- By Myself *
- People Will Say We're In Love *
- You're Lucky To Me *
- Dream of You *

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