241

Georgie Fame: Georgie Fame: Poet In New York

AAJ Staff By

Sign in to view read count
Georgie Fame: Georgie Fame: Poet In New York 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 and a ballad style that is tender and compelling. Bobby Troup's "Girl Talk" is hipness personified the melody has always been lovely and Ben Sidran's clever lyrics just add to it. Sidran ably joins Fame in the vocal. With Bob Malach's Jacquet like tenor work, David Hazeltine at the Piano, Louis Hayes on Drums and Peter Washington, Bass, you have a first class ensemble.This recording is well worth a listen.

Track Listing: Tuned Into You, But Not For Me, Doodlin', Declaration Of My Love, Symphony Sid, On A Misty Night, That's The Way It Goes, Do It The Hard Way, Girl Talk, It Could Happen To You, Accentuate The Bass, Lush Life.

Personnel: Georgie Fame, Vocals Bob Malach, Tenor Saxophone David Hazeltine, Piano Louis Hayes, Drums Peter Washington, Bass

Title: Georgie Fame: Poet In New York | Year Released: 2001 | Record Label: Go Jazz


Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Honey And Salt CD/LP/Track Review Honey And Salt
by Mark Corroto
Published: August 22, 2017
Read To the Bone CD/LP/Track Review To the Bone
by Geno Thackara
Published: August 22, 2017
Read Flesh & Bone CD/LP/Track Review Flesh & Bone
by Troy Collins
Published: August 22, 2017
Read Generations CD/LP/Track Review Generations
by Jerome Wilson
Published: August 22, 2017
Read 90 Going On Amazing CD/LP/Track Review 90 Going On Amazing
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: August 21, 2017
Read Let There Be Life, Love and Laughter CD/LP/Track Review Let There Be Life, Love and Laughter
by Victor L. Schermer
Published: August 21, 2017
Read "Big Man on Campus" CD/LP/Track Review Big Man on Campus
by Jack Bowers
Published: June 7, 2017
Read "Uncharted Waters" CD/LP/Track Review Uncharted Waters
by Roger Farbey
Published: April 11, 2017
Read "Up North" CD/LP/Track Review Up North
by Budd Kopman
Published: February 17, 2017
Read "Instrumental" CD/LP/Track Review Instrumental
by Mark Sullivan
Published: June 10, 2017
Read "The Stone House" CD/LP/Track Review The Stone House
by Mark Sullivan
Published: January 27, 2017
Read "What Do I Miss" CD/LP/Track Review What Do I Miss
by Geno Thackara
Published: September 10, 2016

Sponsor: JANA PROJECT | LEARN MORE  

Support our sponsor

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.