The Gift

The Gift

by Azure McCallAzure McCall


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Azure McCall will be a new name to most readers/listeners, but she is a very fine veteran vocalist. Her obscurity is due to being based in Hawaii for over 20 years. McCall has a soulful delivery, an in-tune voice that is attractive, and a versatile but always swinging style. On the Gift set there are only three jazz standards, but McCall finds beauty and feeling in each of the newer songs, four by her longtime pianist Tennyson Stephens. The accompanying group has several familiar names and an excellent saxophonist in Larry Klimas, all of whom do a fine job of supporting the talented singer. This CD is well worth exploring.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2003
Label: Muse Fx Records
UPC: 0822701000246
catalogNumber: 1004
Rank: 132255

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Azure McCall   Primary Artist,Vocals
Phil Upchurch   Guitar
Louis Price   Vocals,Background Vocals
Anita Pointer   Vocals,Background Vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Alphonso Johnson   Bass
Larry Klimas   Flute,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Don Markese   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Mike O'Neil   Guitar
Michael O'Neill   Guitar
Tennyson Stephens   Keyboards
Arturo Velasco   Trombone,Euphonium
Maxine Willard Waters   Vocals,Background Vocals
Julia Waters   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jesse Gopen   Drums
Bruce Hamada   Bass
Patrick Michael Murphy   Percussion
Spooky Murphy   Background Vocals
Daniel Fornero   Trumpet,Flugelhorn

Technical Credits

Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Ron Boustead   Composer
Gregg Karukas   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Karen Gold   Artwork,Graphic Design
Anita Pointer   Contribution
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Larry Klimas   Horn Arrangements
J.R. Mitchell   Composer
Roland Orzabal   Composer
Mary Beth Verhunce   Creation
T.A. Stephens   Composer
Edward Eliscu   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Azure McCall   Composer,Liner Notes
William "Fundi" Bonner   Engineer
Patrick Michael Murphy   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Pat Murphy   Producer,Engineer
William Bonner   Engineer

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