Two For the Road

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CD Details

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  • Released: July 26, 2004
  • Label: Concord Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Which CD - Performance 9 / Sound 10

Tracks:

  • 1.I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance
  • 2.You're All I Need
  • 3.Gentleman Friend
  • 4.More Than You Know
  • 5.Cloudy Morning
  • 6.Too Late Now
  • 7.If I Should Lose You
  • 8.Ghost Of Yesterday
  • 9.What Is There To Say
  • 10.Two For The Road

Product Description:

Personnel: George Shearing (piano); Carmen McRae (vocals).
Personnel: George Shearing (piano); Carmen McRae (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Maggie Hawthorn.
Recording information: Sound Mixers, New York, NY (06/1980).
Photographer: Armen Kachaturian.
There are far too few recordings of top-notch jazz singers backed solely by equally talented pianists, so this onetime meeting of George Shearing and Carmen McRae proves to be magical. Shearing recorded solo piano sessions a number of times during his long career, though he rarely played unaccompanied for a vocalist, with the exception of his meetings with Mel Torm?. McRae also had a prolific career and is still in great voice interpreting this standard-heavy collection. Shearing's inventive chord substitutions in "Too Late Now" are a treat, with the singer making a delayed entrance. Shearing is rollicking in "Gentleman Friend" (the album's only uptempo track), which also features McRae doing a bit of scatting. The lesser-known "Cloudy Morning" finds the pianist in a bit of an impressionist mood and also sharing the vocals, while McRae's powerful interpretation of "More Than You Know" is another gem. ~ Ken Dryden

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  • Sales Rank: 92,506
  • UPC: 013431412823
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