Deborah Cox Destination Moon - A Tribute To Dinah Washington
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- Released: June 19, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Decca
JazzTimes - p.82"[Cox] serves up nakedly gorgeous interpretations that are, in their own, uniquely sleek way, both aptly and lovingly honorific."
- 1.Destination Moon
- 2.What A Difference A Day Made
- 4.Baby, You've Got What It Takes
- 5.This Bitter Earth
- 6.Squeeze Me
- 7.New Blowtop Blues
- 8.Blue Skies
- 9.I Don't Hurt Anymore
- 10.Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- 11.September In The Rain
- 12.Look To The Rainbow
Personnel: Deborah Cox (background vocals); Deborah Cox; Semyon Fridman, Jeanne LeBlanc, Richard Locker, Clay Ruede (cello); Liz Mann (flute); Marc Phaneuf (alto saxophone); Jeff Nelson , Jeff Nelson & Covenant (bass trombone); Lou Kosma, David Finck (bass guitar); David Spinozza (guitar); Emily Mitchell (harp); Karen Karlsrud, Rob Shaw, Eriko Sato , Kristina Musser, Abe Appleman, Barry Finclair, Karl Kawahara, Suzanne Ornstein, Jean Ingraham, Avril Brown, Katherine LiVolsi Stern, Ann Leathers (violin); Karen Dreyfus, Juliet Haffner, Jill Jaffe, Craig Mumm (viola); Virgil Blackwell (clarinet, bass clarinet); Bill Meredith (oboe, English horn); Mark Goldberg (bassoon); Dave Riekenberg (alto saxophone); Andy Snitzer, Charles Pillow (tenor saxophone); Roger Rosenberg (baritone saxophone); Alexandre Sipiaquine, Jeff Kievit, Lew Soloff, Tony Kadleck, Jim Hynes (trumpet); Bob Carlisle , Peter Gordon , Stewart Rose (French horn); Michael Boschen, John Fedchock, Birch Johnson (trombone); Rob Mounsey (piano); Victor Lewis (drums).
Audio Mixer: Elliot Scheiner.
Recording information: 333 Studio, NY; Avatar Studios, New York, NY; Legacy Studios.
Photographer: Joanne Savio.
Arranger: Rob Mounsey.
Contemporary R&B singer Deborah Cox mixed things up a bit with her 2007 release, DESTINATION MOON. Instead of the artist's usual commercially tailored dance-pop, DESTINATION MOON is a tip of the hat to old-school legend Dinah Washington. Cox claims to be deeply influenced by Washington, and a fan since she was a young girl.
Cox borrows songs from across Washington's oeuvre and, with the help of top-shelf arranger Rob Mounsey, takes them for a heartfelt test drive. Naturally, Washington classics like "What a Difference a Day Makes" and "This Bitter Earth" sound quite different with Cox on the mic--her clean, elastic voice is almost the polar opposite of Washington's textured tone--but the album is elegantly assembled and makes for a compelling listen for Cox and Washington fans alike.
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