Jimmy Scott – All The Way (1992/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Jimmy Scott – All The Way (1992/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 47:02 minutes | 1,57 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | © Rhino/Warner Bros.

Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma, All The Way showcases one of the most distinctive and recognizable voices in music history, Jimmy Scott. Presented is a collection of timeless standards executed with Scott’s signature emotion and crystalline vocals. Engineered by Grammy Award winner Al Schmitt, the album brings together some of jazz’s most influential instrumentalists including drummer Grady Tate, bassist Ron Carter and saxophonist David Newman. Soaring to #4 on Billboard’s Top Jazz Albums, Scott’s refreshingly sophisticated arrangements and superb rendering can be enjoyed on tunes like “My Foolish Heart,” “Angel Eyes” and “At Last”.

“..one of the great jazz singers…his astonishing voice soars effortlessly in the alto range…he’s back at age 67 with what may be his finest album ever…has a timeless feel..” –Downbeat

The recording history of Little Jimmy Scott is peppered with long hiatuses from the studio. He was absent for a period of seven years from 1962 to 1969 and then for more than 15 years from 1975 to 1990. Bordering on singing in the range of a counter tenor, Scott brings a distinctive, immediately recognizable sound and sensitivity to material he sings. It is hard to find any other vocalist, other than Billie Holiday, who matches Scott’s depth of emotion that he applies to the classic standards he favors. All the Way was recorded more than 40 years after Scott made his first album for Roost. Over those years, even with his long absences, he has been able to command the services of top of the line musicians. He is one of those rare vocalists that jazz musicians like to be on the stage or in the studio with. And this album is no exception, featuring an all-star lineup that includes Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, and Grady Tate on rhythm. David “Fathead” Newman’s soulful sax on such cuts as “All the Way” compliments Scott’s delivery perfectly. Like Scott, Newman leaves abundant room between the measures to allow the song to breathe, the listeners to gain the full flavor of what he has played and to anticipate what’s to follow in a second or two. On such tunes as “Angel Eyes” and “At Last,” Scott’s delivery goes beyond mere poignancy, and moves close to reverence, such respect he has for the classics he has put in the song list. This is good stuff. Strings magically appear on some tracks. But they are done tastefully and don’t get in the way. Jimmy McDonough’s knowledgeable highlights of Scott’s career are a welcome added attraction.

01 – All The Way
02 – Embraceable You
03 – Angel Eyes
04 – At Last
05 – Someone To Watch Over Me
06 – Every Time We Say Goodbye
07 – I’ll Be Around
08 – My Foolish Heart
09 – I’m Getting Sentimental Over You