Jacintha - Here's to Ben: A Vocal Tribute to Ben Webster (Numbered Limited Edition, 2LP, 45RPM, One Step)
Jacintha - Here's to Ben: A Vocal Tribute to Ben Webster (Numbered Limited Edition, 2LP, 45RPM, One Step)
Jacintha - Here's to Ben: A Vocal Tribute to Ben Webster (Numbered Limited Edition, 2LP, 45RPM, One Step)
Jacintha - Here's to Ben: A Vocal Tribute to Ben Webster (Numbered Limited Edition, 2LP, 45RPM, One Step)

Jacintha - Here's to Ben: A Vocal Tribute to Ben Webster (Numbered Limited Edition, 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

 

2 LP, gatefold jacket

Limited to 1,500 numbered copies

Original analog Master tape : YES

One-Step Plating

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 45RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : RTI

Label : Groove Note

Original Label : Groove Note

Recorded at Ocean Way Recording

Engineered by Michael C. Ross

Produced by Joe Harley

Remastered by Bernie Grundman

Originally released in 1998

Reissued in 2018

 

Tracks:

Side A :

  1. Georgia On My Mind
  2. Our Love Is Here To Stay
  3. Tenderly

Side B:

  1. Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  2. How Long Has This Been Going On?

Side C:

  1. Stardust
  2. In The Wee Small Hours Of Morning
  3. Pennies From Heaven

Side D:

  1. Danny Boy
  2. The Look Of Love


Awards:

TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal

 

Reviews :

"When you link your musical objective to a jazz icon like Ben Webster, certain expectations are created and, as here, rarely are these expectations met. Certainly, Jacintha sings songs Webster played, and she sings them very nicely. But there's none of the raspy timbre in her voice that made Webster's saxophone immediately recognizable. Jacintha confuses raspy with singing softly. She and the producers would have been better served by presenting these songs as hers, not Webster's. The focus then would be where it belongs (i.e., what she does with these classics). With excellent pitch, good diction, and sensitive interpretations of the lyrics, she makes these songs her own. One highlight is her a cappella treatment of "Danny Boy." Throughout the session, Jacintha receives solid support from veteran Teddy Edwards' blues-drenched saxophone (he's a lot closer to Webster than Jacintha is). He and Jacintha work well together, as on "How Long Has This Been Going On?" The venerable drummer Larance Marable and bass player Darek Oles combine to lay a solid, sensitive foundation for the proceedings. Oles' bass is especially prominent on "Over the Rainbow." Former Miles Davis pianist Kei Akagi is a capable accompanist. This album is a solid enough effort solely on the strength of Jacintha's natural talent. The obeisance to Webster was not only unnecessary, but distracting." AllMusic Review by Dave Nathan

 

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 : 4,73 / 5

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