With 'the Basie-ites'

Beverley Kenney

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Format: LP

Cat No: 005SP

Release Date:  19 May 2023

Label:  Supper Club

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  8435723700128

Genres:  Jazz  Vocal Jazz  

  • Description

    Limited edition of 500 copies - 180g vinyl, the complete album + 4 bonus tracks.

    On April 12, 1960, jazz vocalist Beverly Kenney succeeded in her third suicide attempt with a combination of alcohol and Seconal. She was only 28 years old but had already made a name for herself in the musical scene, sharing the bill with such stars as Miles Davis, Art Blakey and Tito Puente, and being praised by Down Beatcritic Nat Hentoff.

    The 1956 album presented here finds her swinging in the company of pianist Jimmy Jones(who also worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Chris Connor, and Helen Merrill), and members of the Count Basie orchestra.

    AllMusicreviewer Scott Yanow gave the album four out of five stars, stating that, "Kenney was one of the most interesting jazz singers of the mid-'50s. The light but swinging backing is perfect for Kenney. She deserves to be remembered."

    BEVERLY KENNEY, vocals
    JOE NEWMAN, trumpet
    FRANK WESS, tenor sax & flute
    JIMMY JONES, piano
    FREDDIE GREEN, guitar
    EDDIE JONES, bass
    JO JONES, drums

    New York, 1956. BONUS TRACKS:
    Beverly Kenney (vc), with:
    Ellis Larkins (p), Joe Benjamin (b). Bob Pancoast (p), Johnny Smith (g), George Roumanis (b), Jerry Segal (d). Charlie Shavers (tp), Eddie Bert (tb), Al Klink (ts), Chuck Wayne (g), Stan Freeman (p), Bill Pemberton (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d).

    New York, 1955, 1957 , 1958, and 1959.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Nobody Else But Me
      • 2. The More I See You
      • 3. Old Buttermilk Sky
      • 4. I Never Has Seen Snow
      • 5. A Fine Romance
      • 6. Who Cares What People Say
      • 7. Life Can Be Beautiful
      • 8. Almost Like Being In Love

      Side 2

      • 1. Makin' Whoopee
      • 2. The Charm Of You
      • 3. Isn't This A Lovely Day
      • 4. Mairzy Doats
      • 5. My Kind Of Love
      • 6. Can't Get Out Of This Mood
      • 7. Do It Again
      • 8. A Sunday Kind Of Love
      • 9. It's A Most Unusual Day