Ian Shaw: Dearly Beloved

Track

Dearly Beloved

Artist

Ian Shaw (vocals)

CD

Soho Stories (Milestone MCD 9316-2)

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Musicians:

Ian Shaw (vocals), Lew Soloff (trumpet), Eric Alexander (tenor sax),

Papo Vasquez (trombone), Steve Rubie (flute), James Pearson (piano), Chip Jackson (bass), Mark Fletcher (drums)

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Composed by Jerome Kern & Johnny Mercer

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Recorded: New York, September 2000

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Rating: 88/100 (learn more)

Not many singers can take a standard like "Dearly Beloved" at such a breakneck tempo. But Ian Shaw is not any singer far from it. This British almost-veteran first sets his perfect time and expressive diction on the words with only the bass as support, then is boosted by a team of American instrumentalists. Great solos by Soloff and Alexander are also part of the success of this swift version that definitely stands apart.

Reviewer: Thierry Quénum

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