Al Jarreau (vcl), Joe Abodeely (p), Gary Allen (b), Cal Bezemer (d)
Reference: DUC 355
Format: LP / 12" / 33rpm / MONO
Catalogue Reference: DUC 355
Recording Year: 1965
Country of Pressing: Italy
Comments: New copy. Factory sealed
1983 release of the US edition Bainbridge BT6237
Cover Grade: Mint
Vinyl Grade: Mint
"More than ten years before he began to receive notice, Al Jarreau sat in with some friends in Illinois and recorded this superb album, his only strictly "pure jazz" recording to date. Accompanied by pianist Cal Bezemer, bassist Gary Allen and drummer Joe Abodeely, Jarreau already sounded quite recognizable. He comes across as a superior jazz singer on such numbers as "My Favorite Things," "A Sleeping Bee" and "One Note Samba," making this little-known LP (not yet reissued on CD) the high point of his jazz career, even though he apparently was not happy with its release over 15 years later. The album shows what could have been had Al Jarreau had the desire to be a jazz singer rather than chasing the money."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide
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