Clive Powell aka Georgie Fame takes us back to the future with a CD that features three tunes of the legendary Pianist/Composer Tadd Dameron: On A Misty Night", That's The Way It Goes" and Accentuate The Bass." Fame has set lyrics to these Dameron classics well as a salute to King Pleasure with a fine rendition of Symphony Sid." Georgie Fame's voice is surely attuned to the jazz idiom despite his occasional forays into other forms of music, although he did tour Europe with Basie in the 60's. Fame has a swinging quality to his vocals on the jump tunes ...read more
Mose Allsion has long been the unsung master of jazz, swing, and blues, in song. His tongue in cheek, cut to the chase lyrics, and haunting melodies have been the inspiration for many artsts including those showcased here. There is a raw honesty to these recordings not found on many current albums...no over processing or punching for to obtain that technically perfect track. But indeed there is perfection here...the base of it being Allison's songs. There are real dreams being shattered here, real hearts being walked on, egoes being torn apart and rebuilt again. These talents squeeze every nuance out ...read more
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