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Helen Merrill - The Nearness Of You - 1957/1958 (2003)

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Helen Merrill - The Nearness Of You - 1957/1958 (2003)

Helen Merrill - The Nearness Of You - 1957/1958 (2003)
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Original Release Date: 1957/1958 - Audio CD (May 5, 2003) - Number of Discs: 1 - Label: EmArcy - Catalog Number: EJD-1006
Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Product Description: Alternately breathy and atmospheric or bright and dynamic, Helen Merrill often reaches a bit too far on The Nearness of You, though her distinct style and strong personality may be refreshing to vocal fans tired of the standard versions of standards. Leading two separate sextets – the rather more famous one, with Bill Evans, Bobby Jaspar, Oscar Pettiford, and Jo Jones, appears on only four tracks – Merrill breezes over a raft of mid-tempo standards, with several detours through high-drama territory.

Helen Merrill - The Nearness Of You - 1957/1958 (2003)

Her powerful voice occasionally gets her into trouble, breaking from breathy to brash and often occupying a rather awkward middle ground. Still, her ebullient tone and playful way with "Bye, Bye Blackbird," "Let Me Love You," and "All of You" is a treat to hear, and flutist Mike Simpson cuts it up behind her as well. Merrill really shines on the darker material, with just a plucked bass to accompany her on "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise," and a similarly spare accompaniment on a long, drawn-out tribute to "Summertime" and "I See Your Face Before Me."
Helen Merrill - The Nearness Of You - 1957/1958 (2003)
Track Listing:
01 - Bye,Bye, Blackbird - 2:58
02 - When The Sun Comes Out - 4:48
03 - I Remember You - 2:11
04 - Softly As In A Morning Sunrise - 3:21
05 - Dearly Beloved - 2:08
06 - Summertime - 3:29
07 - All Of You - 3:33
08 - I See Your Face Before Me - 2:41
09 - Let Me Love You - 2:49
10 - The Nearness Of You - 4:05
11 - This Time The Dream's On Me - 2:22
12 - Just Imagine - 3:23
Helen Merrill - The Nearness Of You - 1957/1958 (2003)
Personnel:
Tracks: 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08, 11:
Helen Merrill (vo), Mike Simpson (fl),
Dick Marx (p), Fred Rundquist (g), John Frigo (b), Jerry Slosberg (ds),
David Carroll (arr).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL on December 18 and 19, 1957

Tracks: 02, 07, 09, 10, 12:
Helen Merrill (vo), Bobby Jaspar (fl),
Bill Evans (p), George Russell (g), Oscar Pettiford (b), Jo Jones (ds).
Hal Mooney (arr).
Recorded in New York City on February 21, 1958.

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