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Sunday, July 26, 2020

For Members Only - Shirley Scott

Freedom Dance
For Members Only
Shirley Scott Trio
Orchestra Conducted By Oliver Nelson
Produced by Bob Thiele
Cover Design: Flynn/Viceroy
Cover and Liner Photos: Bob Ghiraldini
Liner Design: Joe Lebow
A Product of ABC-Paramount Records, Inc.
Impulse! STEREO A-51

From the inside cover: The high technical level of her (Scott) playing stems from her studies at Ornstein School of Music, in Philadelphia, which she attended following Girls High. An excellent pianist, her switch to the organ was not due to the economic reasons that have compelled others to it, but based on the welcome excitement of the many tonal voices available through the instrument.

Shirley, at one time a member of the popular Eddie Davis Trio, and now the leader of her own trio with Stanley Turrentine, has become recognized as one of the foremost organists of jazz. She has had to overcome the natural prejudices (if prejudice is natural in any form) to her successful ability in making the organ respond to her desires, she is, finally, a well-balanced artist in a field known more for the imbalances of its performers.

Throughout, the characteristics of a highly trained performer with a warm, romantic and rhythmic sense of beauty, is noted. The pairing of Miss Scott with Oliver Nelson is an excellent combination, and Oliver displays once more his belief that the organ can sit comfortably within the big band.

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