samedi 16 juin 2012

Penny Goodwin - Portrait Of A Gemini (Jazz/Soul)

01 - Today Is the First Day 
02 - Trade Winds 
03 - Rain Sometimes 
04 - Lady Day 
05 - That's All Right With Me 
06 - He's Come Back 
07 - Too Soon You're Old 
08 - Slow Hot Wind 
09 - What's Going On 
10 - Amazing Grace 

A legendary bit of jazzy soul recorded by an obscure female singer from Milwaukee! Penny's got a warm style that's pretty darn nice on its own but it's made even better by the great arranger Richard Evan, who helped out a lot on the session. The feel is very much in the Chicago sophisti-soul mode and at times, the record sounds a lot like Marlena Shaw's best work in the 70s, particularly her sides for Blue Note in the early part of the decade. Includes the great original "Too Soon You're Old" a jazz dance classic for many years plus a stellar cover of Gil Scott Heron's "Lady Day & John Coltrane", and the tracks "What's Goin On", "Slow Hot Wind", "He's Come Back", and "Rain Sometimes".

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