Boz Scaggs But Beautiful: Standards, Volume 1

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  • Released: May 5, 2003
  • Label: Gray Cat Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 5/29/03, p.60
3 stars out of 5 - "...Small-jazz-group versions of some of the most romantic music ever....Scaggs makes some of the best R&B he has recorded since 1976's SILK DEGREES..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 9/03, p.110
3 stars out of 5 - "...A vocal album of considerable warmth....A record that could give smooth jazz a good name..."


  • 1.What's New?
  • 2.Never Let Me Go
  • 3.How Long Has This Been Goin' On?
  • 4.Sophisticated Lady
  • 5.But Beautiful
  • 6.Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
  • 7.Easy Living
  • 8.I Should Care
  • 9.You Don't Know What Love Is
  • 10.For All We Know

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Boz Scaggs (vocals); Eric Crystal (saxophone); Paul Nagel (piano).
Personnel: Boz Scaggs (vocals); Eric Crystal (saxophone); Paul Nagel (piano); Jason Lewis (drums).
Audio Mixer: Joel Moss .
Liner Note Author: Boz Scaggs.
Recording information: MEAC Studio, San Francisco, CA.
Photographer: Phillip Andelman.
Arranger: Paul Nagel.
In keeping with the cool, sophisticated image he's cultivated going back to his SILK DEGREES days back in the '70s, Boz Scaggs takes a whack at the great American songbook with BUT BEAUTIFUL, STANDARDS: VOLUME 1. Showing young bucks like Michael Cincotti and Michael Buble a trick or two, Scaggs takes up with pianist/arranger Paul Nagle and company for time well spent with some of the greatest composers of standards.
When he's not offering a lightly phrased delivery of Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady," the dashing vocalist is taking a delicate trip through the Gershwins' "How Long Has This Been Going On." Somewhere, Frank Sinatra is smiling as this Ohio native also takes a winning crack at numbers closely associated with the Chairman's oeuvre, including "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," the title cut, and "I Should Care." Aided by the laid-back accompaniment of his accomplished sidemen, Scaggs sets the kind of mood you'll find in a dark, cozy cocktail lounge right around last call, complete with the hint of lingering smoke and clinking glasses.

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  • UPC: 698268400023
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19/lbs (approx)
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