Jacintha - Autumn Leaves: The Songs Of Johnny Mercer (2LP, 45RPM, One Step)
Jacintha - Autumn Leaves: The Songs Of Johnny Mercer (2LP, 45RPM, One Step)
Jacintha - Autumn Leaves: The Songs Of Johnny Mercer (2LP, 45RPM, One Step)
Jacintha - Autumn Leaves: The Songs Of Johnny Mercer (2LP, 45RPM, One Step)

Jacintha - Autumn Leaves: The Songs Of Johnny Mercer (2LP, 45RPM, One Step)

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Jacintha, vocals [click here to see more vinyl featuring Jacintha]

Teddy Edwards, tenor saxophone

Kei Akagi, piano

Darek Oles, bass

Larance Marable, drums

Anthony Wilson, guitar


2 LP, gatefold jacket

Limited to 2,000 numbered copies 

Original analog Master tape : YES

One-Step Plating

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 45RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press : RTI

Label : Groove Note

Original Label : Groove Note

Produced by Joe Harley

Remastered by Bernie Grundman

Originally released in 1999

Reissued in 2018



Side A :

  1. And The Angels Sing
  2. Skylark
  3. Once For My Baby


Side B :

  1. Midnight Sun
  2. Autumn Leaves
  3. Days of Wine & Roses


Side C :

  1. I Remember You
  2. Trav'lin Light
  3. Something's Gotta Give


Side D :

  1. Moon River
  2. Here's To Life (Soundtrack)
  3. Here's To Life (Opening)


Reviews :

"Nine of the 11 tracks here are ballads. Their uncluttered arrangements spotlight Jacintha's smooth and sensuous voice, while her expressive phrasing draws the most from the classic Johnny Mercer lyrics. Jacintha includes the original lyrics to "Autumn Leaves," done in soft and flawless French; otherwise, her primary innovation is to deliver the tunes straight and sincerely, with minimal improvisation and maximum tenderness. There's no trace of the customary bitterness in "One More for the Road," and her unaccompanied reading of "Moon River" liberates that song from any prior goopy associations. In fact, her version brings out the poignancy of the lyrics so purely that her additional chorus, coming after a rather wandering piano interlude, seems redundant. The band is good but pretty restrained throughout, supplying subtle commentary and close support, then breaks out nicely on the two up-tempo tracks: "And the Angels Sing" and "Something's Got to Give." Jacintha's measured, legato approach isn't very conducive to swinging, but listening to "Skylark"and "Midnight Sun," in particular, is like sipping cool champagne in a fragrant hot tub. Another highlight is the bonus track, "Here's to Life," a signature tune for Shirley Horn, which Jacintha takes at a slightly faster tempo. While it's not a Mercer lyric, its beautiful sentiments and melody fit nicely into this relaxed and intimate set." AllMusic Review by Judith Schlesinger

One Step. Instead of utilizing the industry-standard three-step lacquer process, one-step plating uses only one step, bypassing two processes of generational loss. One-step plating skip the regular father-mother process, going right to a single convert and then pressing. Though this dramatically increases mastering and production costs, it also assures each run is more consistent from disc to disc, with less noise, clearer details and deeper bass. Reducing production complexity to just a single "convert" disc between the lacquer and the press greatly improves groove integrity, diminishes non-fill anomalies and increases signal integrity from the master tape to your system.


Ratings :

AllMusic : 3 / 5 , Discogs : 4,47 / 5

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