Jimmy Scott: Moon Glow (2003)
Scott discovers more shadow than light in “Since I Fell For You,” which pianist Larry Willis and saxophonist David “Fathead” Newman cook up to boiling, and his duet with Willis on “Those Who Were” runs so deep it seems to stop time. This tragic, mournful arrangement of “Solitude” makes the song sound written for Scott, again with Willis plus Grïgoire Maret on harmonica blues. Guitarist Joe Beck also offers soulful counterpart, jazzing up the feel to the opening “Moonglow,” in which Scott languidly bathes just behind the beat, and the nattily swinging “I Thought About You.”
Track Listing: Moon Glow; Since I Fell For You; Those Who Were; Yesterday; How Long Has This Been Going On?; I Thought About You; Time On My Hands (You In My Arms); If I Should Lose You; Solitude; We?ll Be Together Again.
Personnel: Jimmy Scott, vocals; Joe Beck, guitar; Hank Crawford, alto sax; Eric Alexander, Bob Kindred, David ?Fathead? Newman, tenor sax; Lew Soloff, trumpet; Larry Willis, Cyrus Chestnut, Michael Kanen, piano; George Mraz, bass; Grady Tate, Lewis Nash, Clarence Penn, drums; Gregoire Maret, harmonica.
Record Label: Fantasy Jazz