is the debut Helen Merrill studio album by Helen Merrill, accompanied by trumpeter Clifford Brown.
Merrill recorded a
tribute album to Brown in 1995.
Reception [ edit ]
Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album four and a half stars and said that "The music is essentially straight-ahead bop, yet the seven standards...are uplifted by the presence of Merrill (in top form) and Brown".
Track listing [ edit ]
Don't Explain" ( Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday) - 5:08 "
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" ( Cole Porter) - 4:17 "
What's New?" ( Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke) - 4:56 "
Falling in Love with Love" ( Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 3:52 "
Yesterdays" ( Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 5:56 "(I Was) Born to Be Blue" (
Mel Tormé, Bob Wells) - 5:12 " 'S Wonderful" ( George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 3:12
Personnel [ edit ]
Helen Merrill - vocals
Clifford Brown - trumpet
Danny Bank - bass clarinet, flute, baritone saxophone
Jimmy Jones - piano
Barry Galbraith - guitar
Milt Hinton - double bass (tracks 1, 2, 6, and 7)
Osie Johnson - drums (tracks 1, 2, 6, and 7)
Oscar Pettiford - cello, double bass (tracks 3, 4, and 5)
Bobby Donaldson - drums (tracks 3, 4, and 5) Quincy Jones - arranger, conductor
References [ edit ]