Rosemary Clooney – With Love (Concord Jazz)

Spectacular Recording from Concord Jazz.

CD

I don’t have this original LP from Concord Records anymore (I sold my vintage Thorens turntable, unfortunately, but that’s a topic for another day), which is the kind of album that makes us to forget the CD and ask why they invented the CD? All LPs should have this same quality. Our life would have much more fun! Fortunately the new owner of this LP is my friend Guto, who takes care very well of his records.

At first, looking at the album cover, it seems a Romantic album with ballads.
There are some ballads, but check the “newbies” here:

Scott Hamilton – Tenor Sax
Cal Tjader – Vibes
Cal Collins – Guitar
Jake Hanna – Drums
Bob Maize – Bass
Warren Vache – cornet / fluguelhorn
Nat Pierce – Piano

So, now you can imagine what these guys do here.
And, again, this Woman sings a lot.

The track Just The Way You Are and the famous The Way You Were are very beautiful music.
The Meditation is one of Jobim’s bossa played with great pace.
Speaking of rhythm, Hello Young Lovers and Will You Still Be Mine can shake the graveyard bones.
The Tenor Sax is so well captured that the texture is very smooth with a perfect resolution.
The presence of Scott Hamilton in this recording is enough to make this work worthy. Trust me.

This album has 180 gr LP version and SACD available
Highly recommended!

hugs
Leonardo

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