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Plays Songs of Love

Benny Waters alto-saxophone
Charles "Red" Richards piano
Johnny Williams jr. bass
Jackie Williams drums
Vic Juris guitar
Benny Waters
What is this thing called love
You are the sunshine of my live
I`m in the mood for love
The love nest
When your lover has gone
Almost like being in love
I love you
Love me or leave me
Taking a chance on love

Total time: 50.03

After his SWINGING AGAIN jp 1037 recorded in May 1993 Benny Waters returned to the studio with his New York back-up band to record SONGS OF LOVE.

On this CD Benny`s interpretations of familiar and of more rarely played titles are of a magical beauty. This is a Waters that cleverly catches the mood without betraying himself. Restricted to the alto sax by his blindness, he dedicates his virtuosity on this CD to lovers. What we find here is pure, unadulterated Waters. His back-up musicians, with an average age of 85, have been names since the early days of Jazz. What they offer here is not only Jazz for the mellow hours but it is like a fine wine, not only becoming more valuable with the years but also better.

The world-class pianist Charles "Red" Richards has worked together with Roy Eldridge. Bobby Hackett, Jimmy Mc Partland, Sidney Bechet, Bob Wilbur, Muggsy Spanier, Wild Bill Davison, has often played Europe, first with the Mezzrow/Buck Clayton Groups, with Saints and Sinners, and the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band. Richards is heard frequently as a solo pianist. Johnny Williams on bass studied violin, bass and tuba for several years at various music schools in and around Memphis. In the early thirties he was already a full-time professional with Billy Kyle in the Memphis Club in Philadelphia. He appeared in Baltimore with Tiny Bradshaw and in 1936 was called to N.Y.C. to play in Lucky Millinder`s Big Band. He has played with Claude Hopkins, Benny Carter, Frank Newton, Coleman Hawkins, Louis Armstrong, Teddy Wilson, Edmond Hall, Tab Smith and Johnny Hodges and has toured Europe several times with Buddy Tate and the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band. Drummer Jackie Williams is a real New Yorker, reserved and sensitive, he has played in the orchestras of Earl 'Fatha' Hines, Jay McShann, Bobby Hackett and Doc Cheatham.

The guitarist Vic Juris completes the Waters group on the tracks 'I'm in the Mood for Love', 'What is this Thing Called Love' and 'Almost Like Being in Love'.

Our price: 13,45 EUR

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