Personnel includes: Etta Jones (vocals); Oliver Nelson, Jimmy Neeley, Richard Wyands, Wally Richardson, Lem Winchester, Michael Mulia, Rudy Lawless, George Duvivier, Roy Haynes.
Recorded in September 1960 and March 1961. Originally released on Prestige (7194).
Personnel: Etta Jones (vocals); Wally Richardson (guitar); Oliver Nelson (tenor saxophone); Richard Wyands (piano, vibraphone); Jimmy Neely (piano); Lem Winchester (vibraphone); Rudy Lawless, Roy Haynes (drums).
Recording information: Englewood Cliffs, NJ (09/16/1960/03/30/1961); New Jersey (09/16/1960/03/30/1961).
Unknown Contributor Roles: Jimmy Neely; George Duvivier; Michel Mulia; Rudy Lawless; Lem Winchester; Oliver Nelson; Richard Wyands; Roy Haynes; Wally Richardson.
This CD reissue features singer Etta Jones during two recording sessions in 1960-1961. Jones is joined by two separate rhythm sections, and there is a guest appearance for tenor saxophonist Oliver Nelson (on "Easy Living"), two by vibraphonist Lem Winchester, and three from guitarist Wally Richardson. Influenced by Billie Holiday during this era, Jones is at her best during straightforward and sincere renditions of such songs as "My Heart Tells Me," "Till There Was You," "Almost Like Being in Love," and "Canadian Sunset." ~ Scott Yanow