Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Remembering Billie

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Remembering Billie

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Scott Hamilton

Remembering Billie

Blue Duchess Records BDCD003

Scott Hamilton (ts) Tim Ray (p) Dave Zinno (b) Jim Gwin (d) Duke Robillard (g*). West Greenwich, Rl, February 2012

When You're Smiling/Fooling Myself*/Good Morning Heartache/Them There Eyes/Laughing At Life/You're My Thrill/This Year's Kisses/God Bless The Child/I'll Never Be The Same*/If Dreams Come True. TT 59:04

It is hard to believe but it is over 35 years since Scott Hamilton made his first commercial recording. This one on hand is one of his very best for a couple of reasons. First, look at the tune list and second look at the members of this jazz quartet that becomes a quintet on two numbers. Scott Hamilton says this is the musicians he really enjoys working with when back in New England. He calls Italy his home now. However this foursome has seldom recorded together individually and not at all as a group. What a pity as they sure are great collectively.

Tim Ray is an associate professor at Berklee College of Music and has worked around New England a lot over the past 25 years or more. …

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