Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dee Dee Bridgewater - In Montreux

Dee Dee Bridgewater's move to France awhile back has resulted in her having a relatively low profile in jazz. This excellent live set should help restore her reputation. Whether it be a three-song Horace Silver medley, the warhorse "All of Me," Jobim's "How Insensitive," "Night in Tunisia" or the rarely performed "Strange Fruit," Bridgewater (who is backed by a French rhythm section) is in top form, singing with swing and sensitivity. - by Scott Yanow, AMG

Dee Dee Bridgewater and her excellent band capture the life experience of the fantastic Montreux concert on this lovely album. Those who have seen the concert probably already have this album, if not, they should get it. For those who havn't seen the concert, this album can give a lovely glimpse at Dee Dee Bridgewaters incredible performing style. Even on this recording, you can feel her presence, her wonderful connection to the audience and her exquisite handling of the band. The band in turn is a blessing to Ms. Bridgewater's voice and energy, and is probably among the finest you can hear these days. - from Amazon.com

Artist: Dee Dee Bridgewater
Album: In Montreux
Year: 1991
Label: Polydor
Runtime: 49:53

1.  All of Me (Seymour Simons/Gerald Marks) 7:51
2.  How Insensitive (Antonio Carlos Jobim/Vinicius de Moraes) 7:51
3.  Just Friends (John Klenner/Samuel Lewis) 7:51
4.  A Child Is Born (Thad Jones/Alec Wilder) 4:35
5.  Strange Fruit (Lewis Allan) 5:12
6.  Night in Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie/Frank Paparelli/Chaka Khan/Ahmet Ertegun) 9:18
7.  Horace Silver Medley (Horace Silver) 7:11

Dee Dee Bridgewater (Vocal)
Bert van den Brink (Piano)
Hein Van de Geyn (Double Bass)
André Ceccarelli (Drums)

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