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Carmen McRae – At The Great American Music Hall (2014 24/192 FLAC)

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Carmen McRae - At The Great American Music Hall (2014 24/192 FLAC)

Carmen McRae – At The Great American Music Hall (2014 24/192 FLAC)

Artist: Carmen McRae
Album: At The Great American Music Hall
Release/Reissue: 2014
Genre: Vocal Jazz

01. Them There Eyes
02. Paint Your Pretty Picture
03. On Green Dolphin Street
04. A Song For You
05. On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
06. Miss Otis Regrets (She’s Unable To Lunch Today)
07. Too Close For Comfort
08. Old Folks
09. Time After Time
10. I’m Always Drunk In San Francisco
11. Don’t Misunderstand
12. A Beautiful Friendship
13. Star Eyes
14. Dindi
15. Never Let Me Go
16. ‘Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do
17. Only Women Bleed
18. No More Blues (Chega De Saudade)
19. The Folks Who Live On The Hill
20. Closing

Carmen McRae has always shined on stage, and this fine account of her 1976 three-night stand at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco proves the point. Couched in that stellar Blue Note sound, McRae ranges far and wide on a set of standards. And McRae not only spices things up with an impressive reading of the bossa nova standard “Dindi,” but she even goes completely out of her expected domain with a version of the Alice Cooper ballad “Only Woman Bleed” — interesting, to say the least. Surprisingly, though, she turns this FM hit into one of the most effective performances here. The whole recording is remarkable, for that matter. And this, no doubt, can be traced to the McRae’s choice of backing, which includes the venerable Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet and future drumming heavyweight Joey Baron. A must for McRae fans.

Carmen McRae – vocals
Dizzy Gillespie – trumpet (05, 06, 11, 12)
Marshall Otwell – keyboards
Ed Bennett – bass, electric bass
Joey Baron – drums