But Beautiful

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Milestone
ALBUM TITLE: Jimmy Scott
PERFORMER: Jimmy Scott (v), Wynton Marsalis, Lew Soloff (t), Eric Alexander, Bob Kindred (ts), Renee Rosnes (p), Joe Beck (g); George Mraz (b), Lewis Nash (d)
CATALOGUE NO: MCD 9321-2

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Scott’s voice is a faded bloom these days, but his eerie timbre, magical way with time and almost mystical treatment of a song’s text remain matters which still startle those who hear him for the first time. A beautifully sympathetic setting on this latest album, and even King Wynton turns up to blow on one track. RC