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Thursday, January 12, 2023

'Round Midnight - Hazel Scott


For You, For Me, Forevermore

'Round Midnight
Hazel Scott
Piano Solos with Rhythm Accompaniment
On cover: George Steck Piano
Decca Records DL 8474

From the back cover: Miss Scott's musicianship dates back to the age of five, at which time her mother, a leader of an all-girl orchestra, both taught her daughter and gave her the opportunity of playing in public. She was born and raised in the capitol of Calypso music, Trinidad, but came to this country with her family at the age of four. She earned her own radio series in 1936, but found her first great fame as a singing entertainer on Broadway, where she introduced the song, "Franklin D. Roosevelt Jones," in the show "Sing Out The News." The show led her to the night clubs and her first major appearance at Cafe Society in 1939 was so completely successful that it established Hazel as one of the leading night club entertainers in the business virtually overnight. It led to work in all the major clubs in the country, and to Hollywood where she appeared in several movies. Ultimately, she moved her dynamic act into concert halls and played before sellout audiences.

From Billboard - May 20, 1957: A tasty collection of less familiar show tunes and other items that are standards to the intimate-type club crowd. Scott performances are superbly controlled, lightly improvisational with a nod to recent jazz trends in the phrasing. With a little promotional push, this disk could do well. Certainly worth demonstrating to customers with a taste for more than a rock and roll beat.

'Round Midnight
Just Imagine
It's You Or No One
It's Easy To Remember
Lucky To Be Me
I Wish I Didn't Love You SO
(In The) Wee Small Hours (Of The Morning)
Love Is The Thing
Ev'ry Time
For You, For Me, Forevermore

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