Complete your Marlena Shaw collection. Live In Tokyo (LP, Album). Live In Tokyo (CD, Gat).
"Live In Tokyo" Recorded live at B Flat, Tokyo, Japan on June 28, 2002. Personnel: Marlena Shaw (vocals), Rickey Woodard (tenor saxophone), Clarence McDonald (piano), Jeff Chambers (bass), Ron Otis (drums). and then there are seasoned professionals who master any material, making each song sound like a fresh thought and an intimate conversation.
There are vocalists who can sing well, and swing too; and then there are seasoned professionals who master any material, making each song sound like a fresh thought and an intimate conversation
The Spice of Life is the second album by Marlena Shaw. It was her last studio album with Cadet Records and contains her famous version of the Ashford & Simpson song "California Soul". Woman of the Ghetto" (Bobby Miller, Marlena Shaw, Richard Evans) 6:02. Call it Stormy Monday" (T-Bone Walker) 3:01. Where Can I Go?" (Leo Fuld, Sigment Berland, Sonny Miller) 2:21. I'm Satisfied" (Morris Dollison) 2:48. I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)" (Billy Taylor, Dick Dallas) 3:12.
88's studio albums are recorded at Sony Music Studios Tokyo, but "Live" was recorded at B Flat, a jazz club in Akasaka ("Red Slope"), a district of Tokyo. The Recording and Mixing Engineers also have "Sony Music Studios" written behind their names, which helps explain the amazing sound. It is questionable whether the stellar sonics on this jazz album should have been lavished on Shaw. On the positive side, she is decently accompanied. There are nice bass solos by Jeff Chambers, who is closely accompanied by Ron Otis on drums
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Marlena Shaw is a jazz singer who just never gets her commercial rewards. Her delivery is musically unique, emotionally engaging and quite oftne humorous. She's a true jazz singer and this live set captures most of it. There are vocalists who can sing well, and swing too; and then there are seasoned professionals who master any material, making each song sound like a fresh thought and an intimate conversation. This live release, recorded at Tokyo's B Flat club in June 2002, and reissued about a year later by 441 Records, supplies a taste of Shaw's warm, easy rapport with her audience, and their delighted response. What is fully documented is her splendid voice and range, and her relaxed, personal delivery of the material. Here it moves from her own, finger-snapping "Ooh Wee – You're the One for Me," to a slow-burning rendition of "What a Difference a Day Makes.
Artist: Marlena Shaw. Album: Live In Tokyo. Quality: 320Kbps, Lossless. Artist: The Black Keys. Genre: Alternative rock.
|1||Ooh Wee - Baby You're The One For Me||5:32|
|2||Don't Ask To Stay Until Tomorrow||4:39|
|3||Feel Like Makin' Love||9:19|
|4||What A Difference A Day Made||7:04|
|5||Rode Marie (Mon Cherie)||5:59|
|6||Until I Met You||6:09|
|8||My Foolish Heart||9:23|
|9||Loving You Was LIke A Party||5:22|
- Bass – Jeff Chambers
- Drums – Ron Otis
- Piano – Clarence McDonald
- Producer – Yasohachi Itoh
- Tenor Saxophone – Rickey Woodard
NotesRecorded live at B Flat, Tokyo on June 28, 2002.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 8 26416 00082 9
|VRJL 7007||Marlena Shaw||Live In Tokyo (LP, Album)||Eighty-eight's||VRJL 7007||Japan||2002|
|VRCL 6007||Marlena Shaw||Live In Tokyo (CD, Gat)||Eighty-eight's||VRCL 6007||Japan||2002|