Over the rainbow Jimmy Scott

 

 

Over the Rainbow  (Milestone  MCD 9314-2) Jimmy Scott's follow up to Mood Indigo

continues to explore the "American Song Book" from "Pennies from Heaven" ,"Just Friends"  to "Strange Fruit"  in a style that is totally individual, yet without being personal. Cabaret is part of it, but soul with its fragile sensibilities is most of this music. 

What Scott does, and has been doing for some 50 years,
is all about probing a song--its lyrics--and places within a song few musicians
have visited. Ever. 

The supporting cast is just fine--providing the colors and frames for his art:
David "Fathead" Newman (saxophone),
George Mraz(bass),
Joe Beck (guitar), Grady Tate (drums),
Larry Willis (piano), Bob Kindred (saxophone), Robert Sadin,
Clarence Penn, Gregoire Maret (harmonica), Joe Locke (vibes), Michael Kanan (piano), Justin Robinson (saxophone).



 

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