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Chris Connor – Sings Lullabys Of Birdland (2014 24/96 FLAC)

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Chris Connor - Sings Lullabys Of Birdland (2014 24/96 FLAC)

Chris Connor – Sings Lullabys Of Birdland (2014 24/96 FLAC)

Artist: Chris Connor
Album: Sings Lullabys Of Birdland
Release/Reissue: 2014
Genre: Vocal Jazz

01. I Hear Music
02. What Is There to Say
03. Come Back to Sorrento
04. Jubilee: Why Shouldn’t I
05. Lullaby of Birdland
06. Try a Little Tenderness
07. All About Ronnie
08. Spring Is Here

This CD reissue draws its music from singer Chris Connor’s first three sessions as a leader. The set is comprised of three of the four songs that Connor recorded with Sy Oliver’s Orchestra, five of the eight tunes (plus a “new” alternate take of “Why Shouldn’t I”) from a meeting with pianist Ellis Larkins’ trio, and six of the eight selections from a date with the Vinnie Burke quintet, a group featuring clarinetist Ron Odrich and the accordion of Don Burns. Connor, who was 26 at this time, is in top form in all of the different settings and displays a wider range than one might expect. Highlights include “Lullaby of Birdland,” “Spring Is Here,” “Ask Me,” “A Cottage for Sale” and a rare vocal version of “Goodbye.”