Tim Ries: Miss You
Tim Ries (tenor sax)
Stones World: The Rolling Stones Project II (Sunnyside Communications SSC 4104)
Bernard Fowler (vocals), Michael Davis (trombone), Frank Amsallem (piano), Frederick Favarell (guitar), Thomas Bramerie (bass).
Composed by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards.
Recorded: Paris, France
Rating: 92/100 (learn more)
The great thing about covers of pop songs is that every so often, unexpected results can occur. Tim Ries knows all about this. His first Rolling Stones project provided hungry ears with all manner of jazz twists on the music of Richards and Jagger. I have to admit that Some Girls has always been one of my favorite Stones records. Ries and company do the album's opening track justice, with Bernard Fowler taking lead vocal duties. Pushing the original near-Disco pulse out of shape, Ries ends up with a "Miss You" that's equal parts funk and steam. We even have Charlie Watts (a huge jazz fan) adding to the pulse. Great stuff.
Reviewer: Mark Saleski