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Jazz Date With Chris Connor & Chris Craft
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: CONNOR,CHRIS Title: JAZZ DATE WITH CHRIS CONNOR/CH Street Release Date: 08/16/1994
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Media Type: CD
Title: JAZZ DATE WITH CHRIS CONNOR/CH
Street Release Date: 08/16/1994
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Some great stuff, some dodgy stuff--we'll call it a draw
N. Dorward | Toronto, ON Canada | 03/20/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is an intruiging pair of Connor dates from the 1950s: the CD is filled to the brim with music (over 70 minutes' worth) & that's perhaps a good thing, as there's a few duds here along with the gold. The best single track is probably the opener, "Moon Ray", which deploys the resources of the band brilliantly & features spine-tingling singing. Other highlights are "Driftwood" and "Everything I've Got". Connor's singing is beautiful and swinging, and the band is terrific--Al Cohn & Lucky Thompson on sax on one date, Mundell Lowe on guitar on the other. -- On the other hand, there is some pretty intrusive percussion on the first date, notably on a version of "Just Squeeze Me" where the bongos and whatnot simply sound ludicrous. Some of the arrangements are a bit dated or precious too, as on "Fancy Free" or "Be a Clown". And perhaps "Johnny One Note" is an acquired taste too. Anyway, newcomers to Connor should head straight to the Gershwin two-disc set; those already introduced to her will want this disc for its best performances."
George Fabian | Mountainside, USA | 05/18/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album is a real bargain as it contains 2 LP's :A jazz date with Chris Connor and Chris Craft with a playing time of 78 minutes. Connor's "silky" raspiness is on display with marvelous effect and she is backed by superb jazz musicians. Her interplay with them and her sense of rhythm and timing is remarkable. This set is a real winner all the way."
George Fabian | 07/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
""A Jazz Date" was Chris' third album for Atlantic, delayed repeatedly while her 2-LP Gershwin set was first released, then her hit-single inspired "I Miss You So" set. "Jazz Date" was followed shortly by "Chris Craft." Besides their wonderful covers, the albums are very different--"Jazz Date" more brassy and crisp, "Chris Craft" more mellow and dreamy. The song selections are impeccable and Chris' delivery intriguing, endlessly listenable and 40 years after the fact still contemporary. The best musicians back her in two topnotch albums sounding better than ever on C.D."