BUT BEAUTIFUL (2002)Credits:
Renee Rosnes-piano, Joe Beck-guitar (tracks 01,03,05,06,08), George Mraz-bass, Lewis Nash-drums, Wynton Marsalis-trumpet (track 02), Lew Soloff-(trumpet (track 08), Eric Alexander-tenor sax (tracks 03,05,06), Bob Kindred-tenor sax (tracks 04,09), Robert Sadin, Dwayne Broadnax-drums (track 09)
Special Guest : Freddy Cole-vocals in track 07Tracklist:01 You Don't Know What Love Is
02 Darn That Dream
03 It Had To Be You
04 This Bitter Earth
05 Please Send Me Someone To Love
06 But Beautiful
07 When You Wish Upon A Star
08 Bye Bye Blackbird
09 I'll Be Seeing You
10 Precious Lord, Take My Hand
Link to download:http://rapidshare.com/files/79398606/jc--beautiful.rar.html"On But Beautiful, whether through choice or necessity, Jimmy Scott uses his trademark vibrato sparingly. This is a good thing, since age has widened its pitch to a dangerous degree. Instead, his still distinctive voice floats over tried and true standards like "You Don't Know What Love Is," "Darn That Dream," and the title tune. What makes it all work are the singer's unshakable soul and his impeccable time. With each truncated syllable, you feel all the feelings accrued in his 76 years. Renee Rosnes's playing and arranging create the perfect modern--but not postmodern--accompaniment, allowing the singer to pause, confident that the space he leaves will be well filled but not cluttered. And as for time, Scott says it best: "The genius of jazz is how it frees time so we can forget time. Jazz lets us enjoy time." Scott's sense of time provides a master class for budding jazz singers everywhere, and enjoyment for everyone." --Michael Ross
"I just pointed and clicked on this one...and ended up with a peaceful, soulful, melifluous, wonder in Jimmy Scott. His voice transcends times and trends. I've never heard him before but his masterful blending of blues and contemporary music just stunned me and left me with my mouth hanging open. His light voice was a surprise too--very easy on the ears any time of day."
"Take my hand precious Lord gave me chill bumps,it really moved me.I used to listen to good quality music like this with my parents when I was a child."
"Few artists feel music like Jimmy Scott. A very unique and compelling sound. Heartfelt. Worth every penny. Purchase his album "All the Way" as well. Really good"MOONGLOW (2003)Credits:
1-10 / Jimmy Scott ( vocals )1 / Eric Alexander ( tenor saxophone ) 2 / David "Fathead" Newman ( tenor saxophone )5 / Hank Crawford ( alto saxophone ) 7 / Bob Kindred ( tenor saxophone )2,3,9 / Larry Willis ( piano ) 4,5,8 / Cyrus Chestnut ( piano )6 / Renee Rosnes ( piano ) 7,10 / Michael Kanan ( piano )1,2,5,6 / Joe Beck ( guitar ) 6 / Lew Soloff ( trumpet )1,2,4-6,8 / George Mraz ( bass ) 10 / Hilliard Greene ( bass )2 / Clarence Penn ( drums ) 4,5,8 / Grady Tate ( drums )6 / Lewis Nash ( drums ) 10 / Victor Jones ( drums )2 / Joe Locke ( vibraphone ) 9,10 / Gregoire Maret ( harmonica )
Produced by Todd Barkan
Recorded by Katherine Miller : at The Studio, New York CityMarch and November 2000, and August 2001Tracklist:01 Moonglow
02 Since I Fell For You
03 Those Who Were
05 How Long Has This Been Going On ?
06 I Thought About You
07 Time On My Hands (You In My Arms)
08 If I Should Lose You
10 We'll be Together AgainLink to download:http://rapidshare.com/files/79868387/moon_glow.rar.html"No matter how you define it, a real “jazz singer” is exactly what Jimmy Scott is. His phrasing and delivery are simply impeccable, and – though at age 78 his voice may be a bit rough around the edges – he sings straight from the heart. Scott's newest release offers up ten ballads sung in his typical unpredictable and captivating style. This is prime Scott luring the listener into each song with his subtle nuances and revealing hidden meanings behind every lyric, communicating the longing, the sadness, and the pain of lost love better than any singer on the scene today. You get the feeling he has lived every word of what he sings. As his recent biography Faith in Time reveals, he has been through it all, and survived. Scott is the real McCoy.
All the arrangements have a loose, uncluttered feel that allows us to focus on the leader. And while all the arrangements on this album employ small group accompaniment (no more than six musicians), with Jimmy Scott, less is better. The most compelling number is the Scott duo with pianist Larry Willis entitled "Those Who Were," written by bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen with lyrics by Liza Freeman. Alongside bassist George Mraz, the supporting musicians vary from track to track and include some of the best – saxophonists David "Fathead" Newman, Eric Alexander, Hank Crawford, and Bob Kindred; pianists Cyrus Chestnut and Renee Rosnes; and drummers Grady Tate and Lewis Nash.
This album lives up to the high standard of Scott's previous three Milestones, and perhaps even surpasses them without a weak moment. Listeners can choose amongst their favorite standards from the ten tracks: "Time on My Hands," "Solitude," "Since I Fell for You," Lennon and McCartney's "Yesterday," and the title track.
Here we have a singer who started singing professionally in the '40s, was embraced in the '50s, then nearly forgotten for decades, and is now finally receiving renewed acceptance. It's amazing what integrity can accomplish!"(http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=11865)
ALL OF ME - LIVE (2004)Credits:
2-8,10,12 / Jimmy Scott( vocals )2-8,10,12 / Jon Regen ( piano ),Hilliard "Hill" Greene ( bass )Dwayne "Cook" Broadnax ( drums )T.K. Blue ( alto saxophone, flute )
Produced by Tetsuo Hara
Recorded on July 27, 2003 at the jazz club "B flat", Akasaka, Tokyo, JapanTracklist:01 Straight No Chaser (instrumental)
02 All Of Me
03 You Don't Know What Love Is
04 I'll Close My Eyes
05 Pennies From Heaven
06 Time After Time
07 Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
08 I Cried For You
10 Why Was I Born?
11 Encore 2.
12 Everybody's Somebody's FoolLinks to download:http://rapidshare.com/files/79850045/all_of_me_a.rar.html
http://rapidshare.com/files/79859752/all_of_me_b.rar.htmlThese are the live recordings and the SACD & CD, by Hyper Magnum Sound and 24 bit Mastering, include 9 songs from the second set and encores. Very excellent live show it was.
"After seeing Jimmy Smith perform "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child" at Antony and the Johnson's show at Carnegie Hall, I started shopping around for his best recorded version.
This is by far one of the best album's he's got out right now, and nearer in sound to his live performance than anything else I could find.
Sad, slow, and down-tempo, I can't get enough. And even though the arrangement of "Sometimes..." doesn't have the deep, funeral dirge sound of his Carnegie performance, it's still an awesome arrangement."
Biography:Jimmy Scott (July 17, 1925 in Cleveland) is an American jazz vocalist.Scott has Kallmann's syndrome, a genetic condition which stunted his growth at five feet and prevented him reaching puberty, leaving him with a high, undeveloped soprano voice, hence his nickname "Little" Jimmy Scott.However, it was his extraordinary phrasing and romantic feeling that made him a favorite singer of fellow artists like Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Dinah Washington, and Nancy Wilson.Scott was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Authur and Justine Stanard Scott, third in a family of ten. As a child he got his first singing experience by his mother's side at the family piano, and later, in church choir. His father was absent most of the time as he was taken with drink, gambling, and other women. Jimmy worshipped his mother, and whatever money he could make doing odd-jobs, went to her to help the family. At thirteen, he was orphaned when his mother was killed by a drunk driver. Witnesses say that she pushed one of Jimmy's siblings out of the way of the car, but in the process of saving her child's life, she lost her own.Scott first rose to national prominence as "Little Jimmy Scott" in the Lionel Hampton Band when he sang lead on the late 1940s hit "Everybody's Somebody's Fool". Credit on the label, however, went to 'male vocalist', a slight to his talent and a blow to his career. A blow which would reoccur several years later, when his vocal on "Embraceable You" with Charlie Parker on the album, "One Night in Birdland" was credited to female vocalist, Chubby Newsome.In 1963, it looked as though Scott's luck had changed for the good. Signed to Ray Charles's Tangerine label, he recorded under the supervision of the great man himself, one of the great jazz vocal albums of all time, "Falling in Love is Wonderful". The record was yanked from the shelves in a matter of days while Jimmy was honeymooning due to a contract he had signed earlier with Herman Lubinsky.Scott's career faded by the late 1960s and he returned to his native Cleveland to work in a hospital and as an elevator operator in a hotel.He resurfaced in 1991 when he sang at the funeral of his long-time friend Doc Pomus. Afterwards Lou Reed recruited him to sing back-up on the track "Power and Glory" on his 1992 album Magic and Loss, partially inspired by Pomus' death. Afterwards, Scott was seen on the series finale of David Lynch's show Twin Peaks, singing "Sycamore Trees." He was featured on the soundtrack of the follow-up film Fire Walk With Me. This brought him to the attention of the music industry and he has enjoyed significant success since then, singing and recording.His comeback took off in earnest with the 1992 release of the album "All The Way" on Sire Records, produced by Tommy Lipuma and featuring artists such as Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, and David "Fathead" Newman. Jimmy Scott was nominated for a grammy for this album. He followed this up with the album "Dream" in 1994, and the jazz-gospel album "Heaven" in 1996. He also recorded an album of mostly pop and rock covers, "Holding Back the Years" in 1998. In 1999, his early recordings on the Decca label were re-released on CD, as were all of his recordings with the Savoy Label between 1952 and 1975 in a 3 disc Box Set. In 2000, Jimmy Scott was signed to the Milestone jazz label, and recorded four critically acclaimed albums, each produced by Todd Barkan, and featuring a variety of jazz artists, including as Wynton Marsalis, Renee Rosnes, Bob Kindred, Eric Alexander, Lew Soloff, George Mraz, Lewis Nash, and many more, as well as Jimmy's own touring and recording band "The Jazz Expressions". He also released two live albums, both recorded in Japan, and featuring the Jazz Expressions.Jimmy Scott's career has spanned nearly sixty years, and in that time he has performed with a list of artists that read like a history of jazz music in that time, including Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughn, Lester Young, Lionel Hampton, Charles Mingus, Fats Navarro, Bud Powell, Ray Charles, Wynton Marsalis, and Peter Cincotti. He has also performed with a host of musicians from other genres of music, such as David Byrne, Lou Reed, Flea, Michael Stipe, and Anthony & The Johnsons.Most recently he has appeared in live performances with Pink Martini, and continues to perform to audiences internationally at music festivals and at his own concerts.Mr Scott lives in New Jersey, with his wife Jeannie.
The world is finally catching up to Jimmy Scott. After more than five decades of being admired by fellow vocalists and a select claque of hipsters, the man whom Joseph Hooper, in a New York Times Magazine profile, called "perhaps the most unjustly ignored American singer of the 20th century" is finding a dedicated international audience for his unique, emotionally penetrating art. And the 75-year-old singer is presently working on his autobiography with David Ritz, the award-winning author noted for previous collaborations with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Etta James, B.B. King, and Smokey Robinson; Faith in Time: The Jazz Life of Jimmy Scott is scheduled for fall 2002 publication by Da Capo Press.The life story of Jimmy Scott is filled with heartbreak and hope, qualities he expresses most directly in his gripping, highly personalized readings of material from the Great American Songbook. Over the Rainbow, the singer's second CD for Milestone Records, follows the pattern of last year's acclaimed Mood Indigo: producer Todd Barkan surrounds him with world-class jazz instrumentalists, including guitarist Joe Beck, bassist George Mraz, drummer Grady Tate, vibraharpist Joe Locke, and saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman, in a set of songs that Scott has known- and in most cases performed-throughout his life.Scott was 14 when he first heard Judy Garland sing "Over the Rainbow" in The Wizard of Oz. His mother had recently been killed in a traffic accident, and he and his brothers and sisters were sent off to different foster homes. The song, he says, "spoke to my soul." It "became a symbol of hope, an escape from misery, the promise of lasting love." "Pennies from Heaven" carries a similar meaning. "Just keep trying to make it some way," he explains. "Pennies will be there for you."The freedom with which Scott's voice floats so effortlessly over rhythm sections has been likened to that of the legendary tenor saxophonist Lester Young. Scott recalls that "Don't Take Your Love from Me," which he performs on Over the Rainbow, was one of two tunes he sang the first time he sat in with Young, during the mid-1940s at a club in Meadville, Pennsylvania."Billie Holiday loved him, and I could dig why," Scott says of Young. "Listening to him helped me so much in the expression of singing. It was such a comfortable thing to have him play between your vocal lines and to have solos played by him."Holiday, when once asked by a reporter which singers she liked, named only Scott. He returns the compliment by applying his distinctive style to one of her signature songs, "Strange Fruit," poet Lewis Allan's haunting tale of a lynching. Scott also reprises a couple of his own signature songs on Over the Rainbow: "Everybody's Somebody's Fool," the ballad that first brought him fame in 1950 as featured vocalist with the Lionel Hampton big band, and "When Did You Leave Heaven?," the old Bing Crosby favorite that Scott made all his own with a 1955 single that became something of a jukebox hit.Scott's unique way with songs, which cuts to the emotional core of lyrics with its subtly delayed timing, carefully clipped syllables, and ringing sustains, has inspired numerous other singers for half a century. Nancy Wilson and Frankie Valli borrowed elements of Scott's style in the Sixties, while Lou Reed and Madonna have championed his singing in recent times. "He is without a doubt the master of the ballad form," Wilson once stated. Ray Charles, another Scott fan, has said that "he defined what 'soul' is all about in singing long before anyone was using the word."James Victor Scott was born on July 17, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, where he still lives. He was one of ten siblings, all of whom sang in church to their mother's piano accompaniment. Like one of his brothers, he never experienced puberty, the result of Kallmann's Syndrome, a hereditary hormonal deficiency that stunted his growth and kept his voice from developing beyond boyhood. "I fought through it," Scott says of the condition. "It didn't matter. I was accepted into show business back in the early Forties. That helped a lot, and it never bothered me like it might some others."The singer's big break came in 1949, when Lionel Hampton hired him on the recommendation of Paul Gayten and billed him as "Little Jimmy Scott." "Everybody's Somebody's Fool," recorded at Scott's second session with Hampton, gave the singer his first and only chart hit, placing at No. 6 on Billboard's list of R&B jukebox platters. The labels of some Decca 78s mistakenly credited Irma Curry, Hampton's female vocalist at the time, but many fans knew better, especially women, who swooned at Scott's every deliciously split syllable during his year on the road with Hampton.Scott's hit and three other songs recorded with the Hampton orchestra, along with early Fifties solo sides for the Coral and Brunswick labels, were reissued in 1999 on the GRP CD Everybody's Somebody's Fool. Also released that year was the three-CD The Savoy Years and More containing his 1952 recordings for Roost Records and his 1955-75 output for Savoy. Scott also made a magnificent album for Ray Charles's Tangerine label and another for Atlantic, but Savoy threatened suit and had both suppressed.The singer spent long periods away from the microphone. He worked for a time as a hotel shipping clerk and as a caretaker for his ailing father. Scott returned to performing in 1990, and his career took off again two years later when Seymour Stein heard him singing at songwriter Doc Pomus's funeral and signed him to the Warner Bros.-distributed Sire label. Scott recorded two albums for Sire, one for Warner Bros. proper, and one for Artists Only! before joining Milestone Records last year.The past couple of years have seen Scott making triumphant tours of Europe and Japan, as well as being the subject of a Bravo Profiles television special in which he was saluted by such admirers as Alec Baldwin, Ruth Brown, Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton, David Lynch, Joe Pesci, Lou Reed, and Frankie Valli. And Scott has become a fashion model in an Italian advertising campaign for a new line of cashmere sweaters by celebrated Milan designer Saverio Palatella.The wisdom that Jimmy Scott has acquired during his often-difficult life oozes from every track of Over the Rainbow. As David Ritz observes so eloquently in his booklet notes for the Milestone CD: "In the fragility of his voice, there is enormous strength. His songs say that we can live with our inconsistencies; we can be fools but still survive; we can still hope for those pennies from heaven. We look to him for lessons in how to live our lives with patience, dignity, and a sense of wondrous beauty." Lou Reed on Jimmy Scott:
"I first met Jimmy Scott through the remarkable songwriter Doc Pomus. I'd heard about him for many years. At the gathering after Doc's passing Jimmy sang. He has the voice of an angel and can break your heart. He did that day and many others.I've heard and even sung with Jimmy many times since then. Here is the singer's singer if labels mean any thing. Listening to Jimmy is like having a performing heart. The experience of life and the art of expression sing through Jimmy and make us partners in his incredible passion. I love him and I never want to say goodbye. When the song stops with Jimmy's last note we're back in the world as it was. Not quite so pretty, not quite so passionate. And we can only wait for Jimmy to sing again and take us that little bit higher."
So i hope you enjoyed this year and the music i sent to you and hope your next year will be similar good or even better! Let's meet in 2008 !:)
I wish you HAPPY NEW YEAR WITH LOT OF GOOD MUSIC!!
some jazz still coming!