Honi Gordon, Sue Childs (vcl), Ken McIntyre (as, fl), Tony Sotos (ts, bs, fl), JR. Monterose (ts), Sherm Mitchell (tb), Jaki Byard (p), Wally Richardson, Bill Pasquale (g), George Duvivier, Bruce Anderson (b), Ed Shaughnessy, Gaetan Caviola (d), Jerry La Furn (arr)
Reference: FSR V113 CD
Bar code: 8427328641135
The Best Voices Time Forgot
Collectible Albums by Top Female Vocalists
· Collector's Edition
· 2 Original LPs on 1 CD
· Original Cover Art, Liner Notes
· Complete Personnel Details
· Stereo Recordings
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Honi Gordon Sings
The album Honi Gordon Sings introduced a new singer with decided jazz leanings. Her vocalization was clean and her diction precise, with a voice bending towards the sensuous. Backed by an impeccable rhythm section with guitarist Wally Richardson, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Ed Shaughnessy, Honi demonstrated in her debut album that she had a good and comfortable range at either up or slow tempo. Alto sax / flutist Ken McIntyre, and pianist Jaki Byard —not players one would expect on a vocal album— were the major soloists on this thoroughly enjoyable and swinging blend of pop standards and jazz tunes, and Miss Gordon could hardly have wished for more stimulating musical confreres.
Introducing Sue Childs
Sue Childs was a young singer originally from Flint, Michigan, who sang with all of the outstanding musicians both in her hometown and the Detroit area during her formative years. Introducing Sue Childs was her only album, and it came about in 1964 when Sue was booked on the same show as the Tony Sotos quartet at Mr. C’s Supper Club in Flint. The excitement of the two acts working together made the producer’s choice an easy one. Miss Childs had her own distinctive style and approach to jazz, and contributing to the hard swinging atmosphere of these recordings is the accompanying group of tenorist Tony Sotos. Since its release in 1964, her album has become a collector’s item, and what it makes particularly desirable even today, is the stimulating participation of star tenor saxophonist JR. Monterose on two of the tracks.
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