Etta Jones - The Oliver Nelson Orchestral Arrangements (2013)

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Etta Jones - The Oliver Nelson Orchestral Arrangements (2013)

Etta Jones - The Oliver Nelson Orchestral Arrangements
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 68 min | 159 MB
Label: Stardust Records | Rel:2013

Etta Jones came to the public attention in the 1940s, but after she was revealed as a potentially important artist, nothing much happened commercially with her records. So, after a long period of obscurity, the arrival of Etta Jones in the LP best seller lists in 1961 was a stunning illustration of how suddenly an almost neglected artist could become a name vocalist with two albums: "So Warm" and "From the Heart" compiled here in one CD. Miss Jones' sense of drama was to lie about midway between Ethel Waters and Billie Holiday, but remained within hailing distance of Dinah Washington. That said, she was her own stylist. She had the ability to project a wide variety of moods, from anguish to exuberance. The arrangements on both albums, which include some handsome string writing, are by Oliver Nelson and were perhaps his most impressive achievement until then. Nelson had never written for strings before, and his only vocal-background arrangements had been for small combinations. "I wrote as though the voice were an instrument," he said. Because of this, he took several chances and got away with them. Nelson gave Miss Jones some of the most complex accompanying lines to sing over ever confronting anyone.


01. Unchained Melody
02. All My Life
03. I Wish I Didn't Love You So
04. The Masquerade Is Over
05. You Came A Long Way From St. Louis
06. By The End Of The River
07. Makin' Whoopee
08. There Goes My Heart
09. I'll Never Be Free
10. Look For The Silver Lining
11. Funny (Not Much)
12. I'm Through With Love
13. Just Friends
14. How Deep Is The Ocean
15. Can You Look Me In The Eyes
16. Hurry Home
17. And This Is My Beloved
18. They Can't Take That Away From Me
19. You Better Go Now
20. I Laughed At Love
21. Good Morning, Heartache
22. If You Were Mine
23. You Don't Know What Love Is