443

Mike Tyson: Round 1: Jazz From the School of Hard Knock Outs

Trevor MacLaren By

Sign in to view read count
Mike Tyson: Round 1: Jazz From the School of Hard Knock Outs With records from boxing champions past (Oscar De LaHoya) and present (Roy Jones Jr.), heavyweight legend Mike Tyson has finally come to release his own unique vision. Tyson gives his all on a breakout vocal performance using his unique soprano range. Featuring liner notes by Tyson and manager Don King, the musical pugilist gives perspective on why he chose such as standards "The Lady is a Tramp," "Dontcha Go 'Way Mad" and "Unforgettable." Although he has chosen a group of unknown players, their arrangements are tight and complement Tyson's style.

The Bacharach/David-penned "Walk on By" gets a luxurious treatment that will make Dionne Warwick certainly proud. Although Tyson's record is primarily a crooning swing record much in the style of Sinatra, he pulls out the stops on a fusion jam of R&B prodigy Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get it On". The band's arrangement has a Hancock flavor that gets down and dirty in the vein of "Chameleon." Even though the competition is strong in vocal jazz, newcomer Tyson's debut will certainly be regarded as one the year's most eclectic records. And as a result of a new partnership with an anonymous chicken magnate, this record will soon be reissued on a major label.


Track Listing: 1.

Personnel: Mike Tyson - Vocals The Don King Orchestra Bob Roberts - Sax (tenor) Bill Williams - Bass Neil Neilson - Percussion John Johnson - Guitars Cam Cameron - Trumpet

Year Released: 2003 | Record Label: King Productions | Style: Vocal

April fools!


Shop

More Articles

Read The Picasso Zone CD/LP/Track Review The Picasso Zone
by Franz A. Matzner
Published: February 23, 2017
Read The MUH Trio – Prague After Dark CD/LP/Track Review The MUH Trio – Prague After Dark
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: February 23, 2017
Read Les Deux Versants Se Regardent CD/LP/Track Review Les Deux Versants Se Regardent
by John Sharpe
Published: February 23, 2017
Read Molto Bene CD/LP/Track Review Molto Bene
by Mark Corroto
Published: February 23, 2017
Read Fellowship CD/LP/Track Review Fellowship
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 22, 2017
Read E.S.T. Symphony CD/LP/Track Review E.S.T. Symphony
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 22, 2017
Read "Live At Blues Alley" CD/LP/Track Review Live At Blues Alley
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: April 13, 2016
Read "Moments in Time" CD/LP/Track Review Moments in Time
by Jakob Baekgaard
Published: July 7, 2016
Read "Monte Alban" CD/LP/Track Review Monte Alban
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: November 8, 2016
Read "The Outlier" CD/LP/Track Review The Outlier
by Jerome Wilson
Published: July 22, 2016
Read "I'll Be Seeing You" CD/LP/Track Review I'll Be Seeing You
by Chris Mosey
Published: October 24, 2016
Read "Röjer På Vinden" CD/LP/Track Review Röjer På Vinden
by Dave Wayne
Published: March 1, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!