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Helen Merrill, Quincy Jones, Oscar Pettiford, Jimmy Jones, Clark Terry

Helen Merrill

  • 1. Don't Explain
  • 2. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
  • 3. What's New
  • 4. Falling In Love With Love
  • 5. Yesterdays
  • 6. Born To Be Blue
  • 7. 'S Wonderful
  • Helen Merrill - vocal
  • Oscar Pettiford - double bass
  • Jimmy Jones - piano
  • Clark Terry - trumpet
  • Quincy Jones
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Nr kat.: APJ127
Label  : Acoustic Sounds
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Label  : Acoustic Sounds

AllMusic Review by Richard Mortifoglio Though she eventually came to be known as a "singer's singer," Helen Merrill's 1954 debut is an unmitigated success of mainstream jazz. Besides introducing the uniquely talented young singer, the date also featured small-group arrangements by Quincy Jones and marks the introduction of another future star, trumpeter Clifford Brown. Formidable as his playing is, Brown never overshadows Merrill. She is fully up to the challenge on all fronts and enthusiastically tackles uptempo numbers such as "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" and "Falling in Love with Love" with aplomb. A winning stylistic combination of cool jazz and hard bop, Merrill particularly excels on Mel Tormé's "Born to Be Blue," making the sophisticated tune her own as she revels in Tormé's down-and-out lyric.


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