Salutes Bessie Smith

Last updated
Salutes Bessie Smith
Salutes Bessie Smith.jpg
Studio album by
Released1980
RecordedJune 19 & 22, 1980
Genre Jazz
Length43:38
Label Leo
Producer Leo Feigin
Amina Claudine Myers chronology
Song for Mother E
(1979)
Salutes Bessie Smith
(1980)
The Circle of Time
(1983)

Salutes Bessie Smith is the second album by American pianist Amina Claudine Myers featuring performances recorded in 1980 for the Leo label.

Contents

Reception

The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Vocal perfection and landmark recording for this keyboardist and singer. Desert island music". [1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svg [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svg [2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svg [3]

Track listing

All compositions by Amina Claudine Myers except as indicated
  1. "Wasted Life Blues" (Bessie Smith) - 6:58
  2. "Dirty No-Gooder's Blues" (Smith) - 4:13
  3. "Jailhouse Blues" (Smith) - 6:43
  4. "It Makes My Love Come Down" (Smith) - 3:50
  5. "The Blues [Straight to You]" - 7:10
  6. "African Blues" - 14:44
  • Recorded at Big Apple Recording Studios in New York City on June 19 & 22, 1980

Personnel

Related Research Articles

<i>Intermodulation</i> (album) 1966 studio album by Bill Evans and Jim Hall

Intermodulation is a 1966 jazz album by pianist Bill Evans and jazz guitarist Jim Hall. It is a follow-up to their 1962 collaboration Undercurrent.

<i>The Great Pretender</i> (Lester Bowie album) 1981 studio album by Lester Bowie

The Great Pretender is the first album by Lester Bowie recorded for ECM and released in 1981.

<i>Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges</i> 1964 album by Johnny Hodges

Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges is an album by jazz saxophonist Johnny Hodges, released on Impulse! Records in 1964.

<i>The 5th Power</i> 1978 live album by Lester Bowie

The 5th Power is a live album by Lester Bowie recorded for the Italian Black Saint label and released in 1978. It was recorded during a concert tour of Europe by Bowie's group "From the Roots to the Source" and features performances by Bowie, Arthur Blythe, Amina Claudine Myers, Malachi Favors and Phillip Wilson.

<i>The Last Session</i> (Lee Morgan album) 1972 studio album by Lee Morgan

Lee Morgan is the final studio album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan, released only after his death in 1972. It was originally released on the Blue Note label in 1972 as a double LP, and features performances by Morgan, Grachan Moncur III, Bobbi Humphrey, Billy Harper, Harold Mabern, Reggie Workman, Jymie Merritt and Freddie Waits.

<i>Full Force</i> (Art Ensemble of Chicago album) 1980 studio album by Art Ensemble of Chicago

Full Force is a 1980 album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago, their second to appear on the ECM label.

<i>Spihumonesty</i> 1979 studio album by Muhal Richard Abrams

Spihumonesty is an album by Muhal Richard Abrams which was released on the Italian Black Saint label in 1979 and features performances by Abrams, George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell, Amina Claudine Myers, Youseff Yancy and Leonard Jones with vocals by Jay Clayton.

<i>Duet</i> (Muhal Richard Abrams album) 1981 studio album by Muhal Richard Abrams

Duet is an album by Muhal Richard Abrams featuring duet performances with Amina Claudine Myers which was released on the Italian Black Saint label in 1981.

<i>Blythe Spirit</i> 1981 studio album by Arthur Blythe

Blythe Spirit is jazz saxophonist Arthur Blythe's fourth album for the Columbia label, recorded in New York City in 1981.

<i>Dinner Music</i> 1977 studio album by Carla Bley

Dinner Music is an album by American composer, bandleader and keyboardist Carla Bley recorded in 1976 and released on the Watt/ECM label in 1977.

<i>Blue Blood</i> (James Blood Ulmer album) 2001 studio album by James Blood Ulmer

Blue Blood is an album by American guitarist James Blood Ulmer recorded in 2000 and released on Bill Laswell's Innerhythmic label in 2001. The album features performances by Ulmer with Laswell, Bernie Worrell, and Amina Claudine Myers who initially recorded South Delta Space Age as Third Rail in 1995.

<i>Trouble in Mind</i> (Archie Shepp album) 1980 studio album by Archie Shepp and Horace Parlan

Trouble in Mind is a studio album by American jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp and pianist Horace Parlan, featuring performances recorded in 1980 and released on the Danish-based SteepleChase label. The album consists mainly of early and traditional blues and follows up to their 1977 album of duets on spirituals Goin' Home.

<i>Dexter Calling...</i> 1962 studio album by Dexter Gordon

Dexter Calling... is an album by American jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon recorded in 1961 and released on the Blue Note label in 1962. "Soul Sister", "I Want More" and "Ernie's Tune" were written for the Los Angeles production of the play The Connection by Jack Gelber in 1960.

<i>Breath of Life</i> (World Saxophone Quartet album) 1994 studio album by World Saxophone Quartet

Breath of Life is an album by the jazz group the World Saxophone Quartet. It was recorded in 1992 and released on the Elektra/Nonesuch label in 1994 and features performances by Hamiet Bluiett, Arthur Blythe, Oliver Lake and David Murray with Fontella Bass and a rhythm section.

<i>Song for Mother E</i> 1980 studio album by Amina Claudine Myers

Song for Mother E is the second album by American pianist Amina Claudine Myers featuring performances recorded in 1979 for the Leo label.

<i>The Circle of Time</i> 1983 studio album by Amina Claudine Myers

The Circle of Time is the fourth album by American pianist Amina Claudine Myers featuring performances recorded in 1983 for the Italian Black Saint label.

<i>Jumping in the Sugar Bowl</i> 1984 studio album by Amina Claudine Myers

Jumping in the Sugar Bowl is the fourth album by American pianist Amina Claudine Myers featuring performances recorded in 1984 for the Minor Music label.

<i>Dreams So Real</i> (album) 1976 studio album by Gary Burton Quintet

Dreams So Real is an album by vibraphonist Gary Burton featuring compositions by Carla Bley recorded in 1975 and released on the ECM label. It features Burton with guitarists Mick Goodrick and Pat Metheny, bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bob Moses. The album reached number twenty-five in Billboards Jazz albums charts.

<i>Sargasso Sea</i> (John Abercrombie and Ralph Towner album) 1976 studio album by John Abercrombie & Ralph Towner

Sargasso Sea is an album by guitarists John Abercrombie and Ralph Towner that was released by ECM in 1976.

<i>10 to 4 at the 5 Spot</i> 1958 live album by Pepper Adams Quintet

10 to 4 at the 5 Spot is a live album by saxophonist Pepper Adams' Quintet which was recorded at the Five Spot Café in 1958 for the Riverside label.

References

  1. 1 2 Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed May 31, 2011
  2. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 150. ISBN   0-394-72643-X.
  3. Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1065. ISBN   978-0-141-03401-0.