- An MVD Exclusive
- SKU: RTRLP009
- Format: LP
- UPC: 875531022759
- Street Date: 11/17/23
- PreBook Date: 10/13/23
- Label: Reel To Real Recordings »
- Genre: Jazz
- Run Time: 98:02 mins
- Number of Discs: 2
- Audio: STEREO
- Year of Production: 2023
- Region Code: 0
- Box Lot: 10
- Territory: WORLD EX JP
Shirley Scott - Queen Talk: Live At The Left Bank (180 Gram)
Unissued rare live 1972 recording from legendary organist on 2 LPs pressed on 180-gram vinyl with extensive booklet
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BLACK, 180 GRAM VINYL. Queen Talk: Live at the Left Bank is an official never before released concert recording from one of the greatest female jazz organists of all-time, Shirley Scott, featuring a powerhouse trio with George Coleman on tenor saxophone and Bobby Durham on drums, plus special guest vocalist Ernie Andrews on three tracks. This hand-numbered, limited edition to 3,000, double LP set was transferred from the original tape reels and is pressed on 180-gram vinyl, features 100 minutes of music and is packaged in a gatefold sleeve with an extensive booklet with liner notes by acclaimed music writer A. Scott Galloway; rare photos by Don Schlitten and Raymond Ross, and memorabilia from the Left Bank archives; plus interviews with jazz organ icon Joey DeFrancesco, former Shirley Scott bandmate, saxophonist Tim Warfield, and pianist Monty Alexander reminiscing about drummer Bobby Durham. The set is co-produced by label owner musician Cory Weeds and renowned archival recording producer Zev Feldman.
The show was recorded at the Famous Ballroom in Baltimore Maryland on August 20, 1972 and hasn't ever been previously available. Philadelphia born Scott rose to fame in the late 1950s playing the Hammond B-3 organ influenced by blues and gospel evolving into '60s soul jazz. She recorded numerous albums for Prestige, Impulse!, Atlantic, Cadet and Candid performing with countless jazz legends including Stanley Turrentine, Oliver Nelson, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Clark Terry and Kenny Burrell.
The 10-track set cooks on songs of the day like "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "You Don't Mess Around With Jim," and "Never Can Say Goodbye," along with standards such as "Smile," "Witchcraft" and John Coltrane's "Impressions."
- 10-track set over 4 LP sides clocking in at just under 100 minutes of music
- Pressed on 180-gram vinyl
- To be promoted in a full-on publicity campaign by Shorefire Media
- Includes extensive booklet with rare photos; liner notes from music journalist A. Scott Galloway and Left Bank Society member John Fowler with interviews from George Coleman, Joey DeFrancesco, Tim Warfield and Monty Alexander.
- Packaged in a gatefold sleeve
- Includes extensive liner notes, interviews, rare photos and memorabilia
- Previously unreleased concert recording from organist Shirley Scott recorded in August 1972 at the Famous Ballroom in Baltimore
- Limited edition manufactured and hand numbered to 3,000
Some of the most exciting ensemble playing you will have ever heard. The 12-and-a-half minute opener, John Coltrane's 'Impressions,' is so fast and furious that you can't believe these superheroes had anything to leave on the table for the rest of this blowout performance.'
4.5 stars! Throughout, her playing is boldly harmonic and rhythmically assured, marked by thick chordal blasts that shimmer like waves in the sun...on Queen Talk: Live at the Left Bank, Scott is jazz royalty personified.
—All Music Guide
On this double set, Scott is pure soul jazz mode, swinging ably through pop / R&B tunes like Jim Croce's 'You Don't Mess Around With Jim' (a showcase here for vocalist Ernie Andrews), 'Never Can Say Goodbye' and 'By The Time I Get To Phoenix.' Scott and co. left plenty of room for tunes like Coltrane's 'Impressions,' which tenor sax player George Coleman has a field day with, and an especially moving rendition of 'Smile,' the heartrending tune written by Charlie Chaplin
Incendiary...the stretched-out soul jazz performances of blues and pop hits of the era are presented in stellar sound.
Volcanic...Scott's organ playing is over the top with her pianistic approach, her walking bass lines, her block chords, and ability to stretch out in creative, intense solos. This is a must-have for fans of jazz organ
John Coltrane's 'Impressions' launched the set on a fiercely swinging note...It must have been a steaming night.
An archival treasure...From beginning to end, this is first class, high energy, unrelenting, honest and straight-ahead jazz at its best.
—L.A. Jazz Scene