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Stallings, Mary / But Beautiful
Album:But Beautiful Collection:Jazz
Artist:Stallings, Mary Added:07/2013

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Add Date:2013-07-14 Pull Date:2013-09-15 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:15 Sep8 Sep25 Aug18 Aug11 Aug4 Aug28 Jul21 Jul

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 11, 2021:Traditions (rebroadcast from October 11, 2019)
Autumn In New York
4.Sep 12, 2013:Rebop
You Don't Know What Love Is
2.Oct 11, 2019:Traditions
Autumn In New York
5.Sep 05, 2013:Rebop
Time On My Hands
3.Sep 13, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
Time On My Hands
6.Aug 22, 2013:Rebop
Dedicated To You

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-07-14 
HighNote, 2013

JAZZ VOCALS – Another gorgeous example of straightforward jazz mastery by San Francisco native Mary Stallings. Once again she pairs with pianist Eric Reed, a perfect partner who this time brings a band of young musicians (all under 25 years old). Stallings is wonderful: her voice has a smoothly-phrased earthiness wrapped in a sophisticated delivery, making these old, familiar tunes sound very much her own.

All tracks very fine. Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9

1. 4:40 – warm, relaxed swing: piano dances around vocals with lively surprise
2. 4:30 – interesting ballad version of this one; duet with piano
3. 3:38 – a less-familiar tune, touches of Billie Holiday with saloon piano
4. 5:46 – slow and romantic: vocal draws you in, piano/sax add rich colors
5. 5:32 – tender ballad with trio: dragged vocal line, elegantly restrained piano
6. 2:58 – jaunty trio stroll, classic feel: vocal comes in halfway thru, light scat
7. 5:50 – nostalgic ballad: sax casts a light, breezy feel against slow vocal
8. 5:08 – unusual arrangement gives standard a tricky, unstable grounding
9. 5:40 – ooooh… soulful, bluesy ballad: vocal works it over a soft trio
10. 3:14 – upbeat swinging tempo makes vocal feel a bit compressed

[ Fo ] - 14 July 2013

Track Listing
1.Dedicated To You 6.Time On My Hands
2.Just A Gigolo 7.Autumn In New York
3.Some Other Spring 8.I Didn't Know What Time It Was
4.But Beautiful 9.You Don't Know What Love Is
5.The Lamp Is Low 10.I Thought About You