Savant SCD 2128
A Sunday Kind of Love
Anybody who has ever heard vocalist Barbara Morrison command a stage knows that she possesses an effervescent singing style that drips with soul and a ribald sense of humor. The Ypsilanti-born singer spent her early career working with the blues legend Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson who gave the young singer a secure grounding in the blues. She has performed at the Montreux, Monterey, Long Beach and North Sea jazz festivals, Carnegie Hall and probably every Southern California jazz venue of the last 40 years. Morrison has been heard with Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Smith, Dr. John, the Count Basie Orchestra and Doc Severinsen's Big Band, to name a few. For her Savant Records debut, Morrison is joined by that most soulful of tenor players, Houston Person in a program of standards and bluesy classics which could have been a Dinah Washington set list. Savant is proud to welcome Barbara Morrison's spirited vocals and rich, vibrant tones to their roster.
BARBARA MORRISON, vocals • with Houston Person, tenor saxophone • Stuart Elster, piano • Richard Simon, bass • Lee Spath, drums
TRACKS: I'm Jus a Lucky So and So • Soft Winds • The Green Door • Good Morning Heartache • A Sunday Kind of Love • On the Sunny Side of the Street • I Cover the Waterfront • My Romance • Polka Dots and Moonbeams • I Love Your for Sentimental Reasons • MEDLEY - Smile/Make Someone Happy • Let's Stay Together
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