King Curtis Azure [Bonus Tracks]
Out of Print: Future availability is unknown
- Released: June 5, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Essential Media Grp
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King Curtis: King Curtis; Lloyd Trotman (bass instrument); Ernie Royal, Panama Francis, Mundell Lowe.
Personnel: King Curtis (tenor saxophone); Mundell Lowe, Billy Bauer (guitar); Garvin Bushell (flute, oboe); Marshall Royal (clarinet, alto saxophone); Ernie Royal (trumpet); Raymond Beckenstein (flugelhorn); Eddie Bert (trombone); Herman Foster, Ernie Hayes (piano); Panama Francis, Belton Evans (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Austin Powell; Bill Dahl.
This 1960 collection features the future star R&B saxophonist King Curtis accompanied by strings, Latin rhythms, and soaring soprano voices in a down-tempo, instrumental selection of romantic easy-listening music. Curtis's emotive performances on pop standards such as "Our Love Is Here to Stay," "The Nearness of You," and "When I Fall in Love," are much in the style of one of his main influences, Ben Webster.
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