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Centerpiece

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2004
Track listing: Summertime; I Told You I Love You, Now Get Out; Centerpiece; How High the Moon / Ornithology; You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To; All Of Me; Lady Bird; Route 66; Scotch & Soda; Lester Leaps In / I Got the Blues; Milestones; Hittin' the Jug / Swan Song.

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Giacomo Gates: Centerpiece

Read "Centerpiece" reviewed by Elliott Simon

A product of vocally imitating complex bop solos, vocalese grew into a respectable singular art form under its most famous practitioners, King Pleasure and Eddie Jefferson. On the swinging Centerpiece , Giacomo Gates uses these two giants as touchstones and makes the genre his own. In addition to his deep, rich tonal quality, Gates' ...

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Giacomo Gates: Centerpiece

Read "Centerpiece" reviewed by Jim Santella

His rich baritone voice, accurate musical ear and comfortable seamless phrasing make Giacomo Gates a singer with appeal, and his personal interpretation of lyrics gives his audience a convincing lesson. But there's a special twist to this performance. Gates has been bitten by the hipster bug. His passion for the vocalese of King Pleasure, Eddie Jefferson ...

Centerpiece

Label: Atlantic Jazz
Released: 1980

Centerpiece

Label: Sound Grammar
Released: 1976


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