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Title:
The red door
Author:
Hamilton, Scott, 1954-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Concord, CA : Concord Records, [1998]

â„—1998
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet (7 pages)
Language:
English
Contents:
It had to be you -- Gee baby, ain't I good to you? -- The red door -- Dream of you -- Jitterbug waltz -- Two funky people -- Just you, just me -- In the middle of a kiss -- Morning fun -- It's all right with me.
Subject Term:
UPC:
013431479925
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

As of 1998, when this CD was released, Scott Hamilton had recorded over 30 albums as a leader for Concord. Although all are quite worthwhile, the swing tenor's consistency and unchanged style since the 1970s have resulted in a certain sameness and predictability to his recordings. This release, however, definitely stands apart from the crowd, for it is a set of tenor/guitar duets that Hamilton performs with Bucky Pizzarelli. A tribute to Zoot Sims (one of Hamilton's early influences), this is a very successful outing. Pizzarelli's mastery of the seven-string guitar allows him to play basslines behind solos, so one never misses the other instruments. Although the duo performs a variety of standards, there are also some lesser-known pieces among the highlights including the title cut, Al Cohn's "Two Funky People," the Sims/Cohn collaboration "Morning Fun," and the obscure "In the Middle of a Kiss." Both Hamilton and Pizzarelli sound inspired in this format, stretching themselves while always swinging. Pizz had recorded a duo album with Sims back in 1973, and Zoot also cut a full set with guitarist Joe Pass a couple years later. This excellent, slightly offbeat outing is on the same level as those two and is highly recommended to fans of swinging mainstream jazz. ~ Scott Yanow


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