Personnel: Etta Jones (vocals); Houston Person (tenor saxophone); Richard Wyands (piano); Ray Drummond (bass); Chip White (drums).
Recorded at M & I Recording Studios, New York, New York on February 11, 2000. Includes liner notes by Al Becker.
Personnel: Etta Jones (vocals); Houston Person (tenor saxophone); Richard Wyands (piano); Chip White (drums).
Liner Note Author: Alan Becker.
Recording information: M & I Recording Studios, New York, NY (02/11/2000).
Photographer: Thomas Pitts.
For one of her last recordings, Etta Jones sings a wide variety of standards, many of which she had not recorded previously. One does not think of such songs as "Did I Remember," "After You've Gone" (definitely an offbeat choice), "They Say It's Wonderful" and "Slow Boat to China" as blues, but Jones gives each tune such a bluesy approach that she transforms them into new soulful pieces. As always, Houston Person's tenor is a perfect match for Jones' voice. The rhythm section with pianist Richard Wyands is swinging and supportive. Recommended. ~ Scott Yanow