Ben E. King Person to Person (Live)
- Released: November 4, 2003
- Label: Halfnote Records
- 1.Short Stomp
- 2.Harlem Nocturne
- 3.Let the Good Times Roll
- 4.Young Boy Blues
- 5.Person to Person
- 6.Little Mama
- 7.Under the Boardwalk
- 8.Spanish Harlem
- 9.Stand by Me
- 10.Hallelujah I Love Her So
- 11.There'll Be Some Changes Made
Personnel includes: Ben E. King (vocals); Tim Quimette, Guido Gonzalez, Alan Ferber, Dan Wilensky, Lee Greene, Rick Kriska, Judy Palma, Al Orlo, Steve Count, Rich Mercurio.
Personnel: Ben E. King (vocals); Al Orlo (guitar); Dan Wilensky (flute, alto saxophone); Lee Greene (flute, tenor saxophone); Rick Kriska (flute, baritone saxophone); Tim Ouimette, Guido Gonzalez (trumpet, flugelhorn); Alan Ferber (trombone); Judy Palma (piano); Steve Count (acoustic bass); Rich Mercurio (drums).
Audio Mixers: Jack Kreisberg; Steven Remote; Tim Ouimette; Ben E. King.
Liner Note Author: Bob Porter.
Recording information: Blue Note Jazz Club, NY (07/07/2000).
Photographer: Carlton Cabey.
Arrangers: Tim Ouimette; Wade Marcus.
A popular singer in the R&B world of the 1960s who made "Stand by Me" and "Spanish Harlem" famous, Ben E. King has in more recent times sometimes appeared in jazz-oriented settings. For this live set, he is accompanied by trumpeter Tim Ouimette's tentet. The musicians perform Ouimette's swinging "Short Stomp" and "Harlem Nocturne" as instrumentals before the singer takes over. King, 61 at the time, is heard in excellent form whether revisiting a few of his hits or performing Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson's "Person to Person," "There'll Be Some Changes Made," or "Let the Good Times Roll." King sounds quite comfortable and shows that, if he had been born earlier, he would have been a popular singer in the jump jazz idiom of the 1940s too. A fine outing. ~ Scott Yanow
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