Etta Jones – A Soulful Sunday
• Meticulous high res transfer and sound restoration from the original tape reels
• Extensive booklet includes rare photos by Tom Copi, Brian McMillen and others
• Newly-Commissioned essays and interviews by author/journalist James Gavin, saxophonist Houston Person, vocalist Catherine Russell and John Fowler of The Left Bank Jazz Society
• First official else of previously-unissued music by Etta Jones with the Cedar Walton Trio
Recorded in 1972, A Soulful Sunday: Live at the Left Bank is the first official release of previously-unissued music by vocalist Etta Jones feat. the Cedar Walton Trio with Sam Jones and Billy Higgins.
The extensive booklet includes rare photos; essay by author James Gavin; interviews with Jones’ longtime musical partner Houston Person, the Left Bank Jazz Society’s John Fowler, Grammy-winning vocalist Catherine Russell and more!
An understated, dynamic singer within jazz and popular standards, Etta Jones was an excellent singer always worth hearing. She grew up in New York and at 16, toured with Buddy Johnson.
She debuted on record with Barney Bigard’s pickup band (1944) for Black & White, singing four Leonard Feather songs, three of which (including “Evil Gal Blues”) were hits for Dinah Washington. She recorded other songs during 1946-1947 for RCA and worked with Earl Hines (1949-1952).
Jones’ version of “Don’t Go to Strangers” (1960) was a hit and she made many albums for Prestige during 1960-1965. Jones toured Japan with Art Blakey (1970), but was largely off record during 1966-1975. However, starting in 1976, Etta Jones (an appealing interpreter of standards, ballads, and blues) began recording regularly for Muse, often with the fine tenor saxophonist Houston Person.
Theme From Love Story
This Guy’s In Love With You
If You Could See Me Now
For All We Know
Exactly Like You
You Better Go Now
Blow Top Blues
Don’t Go To Strangers