Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Deep Song

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Deep Song

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Ranee Lee

Deep Song

Justin Time Recordings JUST 250-2

Ranee Lee (vcl) Richard Ring (g) Oliver Jones (p) Milt Hinton (b) Richard Beaudet (sax, fl, cl) Archie Alleyne (d) Tracks 13 & 14 sub. Mike Downes (b) for Hinton, Dave Laing (d) for Alleyne and add Muhammad Abdul Al-Khabyyr (tb) and Ron De Lauro (f) and string section - Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 1989

I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone/When A Woman Loves A Man/Crazy He Calls Me/What A Little Moonlight Can Do/God Bless The Child/ Somebody's On My Mind/Easy Livin'/Strange Fruit/Ain't Nobody's Business/Them There Eyes/Don't Explain/Deep Song/Fine And Mellow/Ill Wind TT 60:30

This fine album is subtitled "A Tribute To Billie Holiday". It is exactly that and in no way does Ms. Lee attempt to phrase or sound like the great singer she admires. She is backed by some of Canadian's best and one ringer, Milt Hilton. Richard Ring studied with Barry Galbraith. Oliver Jones is a staple of the Montreal scene and has been reviewed previously in these pages. …

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