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Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B, Broadway & Vocalists
The voice is stunning, of course, and pianist Jacky Terrasson provides lovely accompaniment, but the hook for neophytes is the repertoire--"People Get Ready," "Heaven" by the Talking Heads, and Bob Dylan's "When He Returns... more »
The voice is stunning, of course, and pianist Jacky Terrasson provides lovely accompaniment, but the hook for neophytes is the repertoire--"People Get Ready," "Heaven" by the Talking Heads, and Bob Dylan's "When He Returns" included. --Jeff Bateman
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A sophisticated, spiritual album. A classic.
Stephen W. Carson | St. Louis, MO USA | 06/12/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you have acquired a taste for Jimmy Scott's unusual, and brilliant, singing then this is an album you can't miss. I particularly appreciate this album for it's sincere and moving gospel material. It is an album that is both spiritual and musically sophisticated... I wish I could find more like this! The thing that catches your interest is the unusual mix of material: classic gospel tunes with material of a more recent vintage, (like a Bob Dylan tune). But the quality of the album I have ended up appreciating in the end is the sensitivity of Jacky Terrasson's arrangements and Jimmy Scott's singing. They make the material their own. They also introduced me to "All My Tears" by Julie Miller, one of the most wonderful gospel songs I've ever heard. That one track is worth the price of admission alone. A small flaw is the selection of "Heaven" by the anti-religious David Byrne (of Talking Heads). The song is performed wonderfully, but the cynical lyrics are jarring next to the rest of the material. If you enjoy this, be sure to check out Jacky Terrasson's album with Cassandra Wilson which is also excellent. Thanks Mr. Terrasson & Mr. Scott and God bless you!"
Touching But Be Forewarned
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I like the sound of this CD very much. Scott's technique and heartfelt vocalizations are unique....But...this material is VERY religious in that sweet Jesus will love me sort of way...it can get to be a drag to someone who isn't in tune with the message. I believe people should be aware of the particular stripe of this music."
A solid piece of work from Mr. Scott
(4 out of 5 stars)
"An excellent album. Jacky Terrasson on piano presented the perfect foil to Mr. Scott's vocals. Something that you can listen to anytime of the day but especially when you're alone at home in the middle of the night. The spiritual theme might not be to everybody's liking but if you are a jazz fan, it is one album you certainly would like to have."