A Touch of the Blues

A Touch of the Blues

by Lee Wiley


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The stellar A Touch of the Blues pairs Lee Wiley with an exceptional band led by trumpeter Billy Butterfield, whose warm, beautiful tone proves a sympathetic counterpoint to Al Cohn and Bill Finegan's otherwise dark, melancholy arrangements. While a title like A Touch of the Blues guarantees the listener few surprises, the album consistently avoids the familiar bluesy clichés -- Wiley's sensuality and sophistication suggest emotional depths to make such gestures redundant anyway. And like her more celebrated songbook sessions, the material here is expertly selected, complementing Wiley's inherent strengths while affording her the latitude to stretch out in new directions.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/02/2002
Label: Rca Fs Imports
UPC: 0743219030122
catalogNumber: 90301
Rank: 267473

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lee Wiley   Primary Artist,Vocals
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet,Leader
Hank D'Amico   Saxophone
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Don Lamond   Drums
Moe Wechsler   Piano
Cohn   Saxophone
Gene Allen   Saxophone
Nick Caiazza   Saxophone
Cutty Cutshall   Trombone
Joe Ferrante   Trumpet
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Milt Hinton   Bass
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Saxophone
Rex Peer   Trombone
Tony Faso   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Leonard Feather   Liner Notes
Irving Mills   Composer
Cohn   Arranger
Benny Carter   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Bill Finegan   Arranger
Ernie Burnett   Composer
Sammy Gallop   Composer
George Norton   Composer

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