Dinah Washington’s ‘The Swingin’ Miss D’ is a studio album arranged by Quincy Jones and recorded on December 4–6, 1956 and released in 1957 by Emarcy.
Track Listing : 1.They Didn’T Believe Me (Jerome Kern, Herbert Reynolds) – 02:44 . 2.You’Re Crying (Leonard Feather, Quincy Jones) – 03:29 . 3.Makin’ Whoopee (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 02:26 . 4.Ev’Ry Time We Say Goodbye (Cole Porter) – 02:27 . 5.But Not For Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 02:25 . 6.Caravan (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol) – 02:37 . 7.Perdido (Ervin Drake, H. J. Lengsfelder, Juan Tizol) – 03:23 . 8.Never Let Me Go (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston) – 02:42 . 9.Is You Is Or Is You Ain’T My Baby? (Bill Austin, Louis Jordan) – 02:56 . 10.I’Ll Close My Eyes (Buddy Kaye, Billy Reid) – 03:57 . 11.Somebody Loves Me (Buddy Desylva, Ira Gershwin, Ballard Macdonald) – 02:32
Musicians : Dinah Washington – Vocals . Quincy Jones – Conductor . Clarence Sleepy Anderson – Piano . Sleepy Anderson – Piano . Danny Bank – Sax (Baritone) . Keter Betts – Bass . Jimmy Cleveland – Trombone . Jimmy Cobb – Drums . Jimmy Crawford – Drums . Don Elliott – Bongos, Mellophone, Trumpet, Vibraphone . Barry Galbraith – Guitar . Bernie Glow – Trumpet . Benny Golson – Arranger . Urbie Green – Trombone . Milt Hinton – Bass . Quentin Jackson – Trombone . Osie Johnson – Drums . Wynton Kelly – Piano . Jimmy Maxwell – Trumpet . Hal Mckusick – Flute, Sax (Alto) . Tom Mitchell – Trombone (Bass) . Anthony Ortega – Sax (Alto) . Cecil Payne – Sax (Baritone) . Paul Quinichette – Sax (Tenor) . Jerome Richardson – Sax (Tenor) . Ernie Royal – Trumpet . Doc Severinsen – Trumpet . Charlie Shavers – Trumpet . Clark Terry – Trumpet . Lucky Thompson – Sax (Tenor) . Nick Travis – Trumpet . Joe Wilder – Trumpet
Production : Produced By Bob Shad . Suha Gur – Mastering
Package : Arthur Morton – Liner Notes . John Wilson – Liner Notes . Patricia Lie – Art Direction . Chuck Stewart – Photography
Recorded On December 4–6, 1956 .
Released In 1957 By Emarcy.
The thing that really stuck out to me most is how intricately the musical parts are weaved together. Brass on top of strings on top of percussion on top of whatever else. […]
The result had much in common with the swing albums of Frank Sinatra in the same period, especially because Jones’ arrangements were heavily influenced by Billy May and Nelson Riddle. […]
GrandmasterBennyBen @ rateyourmusic
It’s not exactly “Strawberry Letter 23”, but a much younger Quincy Jones does manage to liven things up a bit. There’s some great bizarre percussion hereand the absence of scatting goes a long way with me in the vocal jazz genre. […]