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Lorez Alexandria - Alexandria The Great (1964) [2004]

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Lorez Alexandria - Alexandria The Great (1964) [2004]
Artist: Lorez Alexandria
Title Of Album: Alexandria The Great
Year Of Release: 2004 (1964)
Label (Catalog#): Impulse! [B0002686-02]
Country: USA
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue,log,scans)
Bitrate: Lossless
Time: 36:02
Full Size: 221 MB

Ken Dryden of All Music Guide:
Lorez Alexandria has not received her due as a jazz singer, probably due in part to her long layoff from recording (11 years) for nationally distributed labels following these 1964 studio sessions for Impulse! But the vocalist is in top form throughout each of these three sessions, each with a different group of musicians. Her soulful singing also hints at her gospel background in places, though her clear enunciation, ability to swing, and touch of charm make her a delight to hear. Most of the arrangements are fairly concise, so the longer tracks shine just a bit brighter. Her swinging take of "Get Me to the Church On Time" is playful, while her soulfulness comes across in the snappy take of "I'm Through With Love," the latter featuring guitarist Ray Crawford. This is an excellent introduction to a fine vocalist worthy of much wider recognition.


01. Show Me
02. I've Never Been In Love Before
03. Satin Doll
04. My One And Only Love
05. Over The Rainbow
06. Get Me To The Church On Time
07. The Best Is Yet To Come
08. I've Grown Accustomed To His Face
09. Give Me The Simple Life
10. I'm Through With Love

Tracks 1, 6 & 8
Lorez Alexandria-vocal
with orchestra:
Victor Feldman-piano, vibraphone (track 8)
Al McKibbon-bass
Jimmy Cobb-drums
Billy Marx-arranger
others unknown

Tracks 2, 3, 5, 7 & 9
Lorez Alexandria-vocal
Wynton Kelly-piano
Al McKibbon-bass
Jimmy Cobb-drums
Paul Horn-alto saxophone (track 3)
Ray Crawford-guitar (track 3)

Tracks 4 & 10
Lorez Alexandria-vocal, finger pops
Paul Horn-flute
Wynton Kelly-piano
Ray Crawford-guitar
Paul Chambers-bass
Jimmy Cobb-drums

Produced by Tutti Camarata
CD mastered by Hideaki Nishimura at Universal Music Mastering Studio-Tokyo

Lorez Alexandria - Alexandria The Great (1964) [2004]

Lorez Alexandria - Alexandria The Great (1964) [2004]

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