Beverly Kenney (vcl), Joe Newman (tp), Frank Wess (ts, fl), Jimmy Jones (p), Freddie Green (g), Eddie Jones (b), Jo Jones (d)
Reference: FSRCD 033
Bar code: 8427328600330
"Beverly Kenney, one of the most interesting jazz singers of the mid-'50s, led just three albums in her brief career. This set, reissued by the Spanish Fresh Sound label, teams Kenney with pianist Jimmy Jones, four then-current members of Count Basie's band (trumpeter Joe Newman, Frank Wess on tenor and flute, rhythm guitarist Freddie Green, and bassist Eddie Jones), plus former Basie-ite Jo Jones on drums. The light but swinging backing is perfect for Kenney, who excels on such songs as "Nobody Else But Me," "A Fine Romance," "Isn't This a Lovely Day," and "Can't Get Out of This Mood." She deserves to be remembered."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide