Jimmy Scott: Moonglow (2003)
Scott is unsurpassed as a singer of romantic ballads, particularly those ballads associated with loss. This is best illustrated by "How Long has This Been Going On" and "Solitude" where he infuses the lyrics with an almost foreboding familiarity with disappointment and loss. This often been one of the most frequently considered criticisms of Mr. Scott’s style. I feel that this may be his greatest asset as it imparts that intangible thing to his voice and delivery.
Scott is supported by many of his labelmates at Milestone and friends from the New York scene. Joe Beck does his best Bucky Pizzarelli on the title cut, with Eric Alexander providing tenor obbligato and the ever-present George Mraz providing bass support. A piano who’s who appears on the disc, including Cyrus Chestnut, Larry Willis, Renee Rosnes, and Michael Kanan. Gregoire Maret plays beautiful jazz harmonica on "Yesterday" and "Solitude." Like his previous Milestone releases, Moonglow honors the talent of Mr. Jimmy Scott and will delight all Scott fans.
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Track Listing: Moonglow; Since I Fell In Love With You; Those Who Were; Yesterday; How Long Has This Been Going On; I Though About You; Time On My Hands; If I Should Lose You; Solitude; We
Personnel: Jimmy Scott
Record Label: Fantasy Jazz