November 16, 1956 - June 23, 1958. Elegant Lively Sophisticated Dramatic Freewheeling Lush Refined Autumnal Boisterous Energetic Playful Rousing Stylish. Dinner Ambiance Reminiscing Romantic Evening. A Jazz Date with Chris Connor/Chris Craft. The laid-back yet coolly emotional jazz singer is heard backed by top-notch rhythm sections (with either Ralph Sharon or Stan Free being the pianist/arranger) and occasional horns (trumpeter Joe Wilder, flutist Sam Most, tenors Al Cohn and Lucky Thompson, flutist Bobby Jaspar and Al Epstein on English horn and bass clarinet) adding some short solos.
Chris Connor & Ellis Larken Trio.
Helping Chris are Ralph Sharon (Tony Bennett's long-time musical director) on piano and arranging "A Jazz Date" and Mundell Lowe on guitar during the "Chris Craft" dates. A combined 16 other fine studio players appear on various tunes. This album is a real bargain as it contains 2 LP's :A jazz date with Chris Connor and Chris Craft with a playing time of 78 minutes. Connor's "silky" raspiness is on display with marvelous effect and she is backed by superb jazz musicians. Her interplay with them and her sense of rhythm and timing is remarkable.
Chris Connor is an album by jazz singer Chris Connor. Atlantic Records released the album, Connor's first for the label, in 1956. The recording was Atlantic's first jazz vocal LP record. The tracks appearing on Chris Connor were recorded over the course of three sessions. The first of these occurred on January 19, 1956, with a small orchestra accompanying Connor, using arrangements by Ralph Burns.
A Jazz Date With Chris Connor, 1958. A Jazz Date With Chris Connor, 1958.
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Chris Connor (November 8, 1927 – August 29, 2009) was an American jazz singer. She was born as Mary Jean Loutsenhizer in Kansas City, Missouri, to Clyde Loutsenhizer (1882-1949) and Mabel E. Shirley (1896-1941). She became proficient on the clarinet, having studied for eight years throughout junior high and high school
|A1||Poor Little Rich Girl
Written-By – Noel Coward*
|A2||Everything I've Got
Written-By – Richard Rodgers - Lawrenz Hart*
|B1||Just Squeeze Me
Written-By – Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines
|B2||I'm Shooting High
Written-By – Jimmy McHugh, Ted Koehler
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