Suzanne Pittson: Resolution: A Remembrance Of John Coltrane
Three straightforward ballads mix with more lively fare to offer something for everyone. The vocalist sounds quite like Carmen McRae on "I Wish I Knew," as she sings out fresh, light seamless phrases. It’s the most beautiful part of the album. Another of Pittson’s influences, Sarah Vaughan, shows through on "You Don’t Know What Love Is," as the singer pronounces slowly and dramatically with expression. Elsewhere, things turn toward the spiritual and forceful nature of Coltrane’s later period. The title track, "Resolution," and "Pursuance" include lyrics by Pittson and her husband Jeff that are printed in full in the liner booklet. Memorable, the lyrics and music pay homage to a master of thought-provoking straight-ahead jazz.
Track Listing: Liberia; My One and Only Love; Prelude to Resolution; Resolution; Introduction to Pursuance; Pursuance; Remembrance; The Night Has a Thousand Eyes; I Wish I Knew; African Skies; You Don
Personnel: Suzanne Pittson- vocals; Alex Murzyn- tenor saxophone; Jeff Pittson- piano; Glenn Richman- bass; Wally Schnalle- drums.
Record Label: Vineland