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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Live From Concord To London - Ernestine Anderson


Stormy Morning

Ernestine Anderson Live From Concord To London
Produced by Carl E. Jefferson, Concord Jazz, Inc.
Recording Engineer: Howard Kilgour
Remixed at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, CA
Composite Editing: Dennis Staats
Master at The Mastering Room, San Francisco, CA
Cover Photo: Jim Miller
Cover and Liner Photos: British Airways
Art Direction: DH Studio
Concord Jazz, Inc. CJ-54

From the back cover: The places where Ernestine has been getting around since her sensational 1976 appearance at the Concord (Calif.) Jazz Festival include Japan, Sweden and London, England, where a portion of this album was recorded by Carl Jefferson, president of Concord Jazz, Inc. Then there were sellout crowds in her native Seattle, Wash., over the New Year holidays.

The first side of this, her second albums for Concord Jazz, stems from the memorable August 1, 1976 performance at the Concord Pavilion, where she was backed in the manner to which she deserves to be accustomed by pianist Hank Jones, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jack Hanna, with the Bill Berry, L.A. Big Band coming in for "a taste" on the last track. The other side was recorded during an October 11, 1977 engagement at Ronnie Scott's famed London jazz club, with a strong British trio of pianist John Horler, bassist Jim Richardson and drummer Roger Sellers providing the accompaniment.

It doesn't matter that Ernestine received excellent support on both occasions. She's such a dominant performer in her sweet-swinging, infectious manner that she could upstage a 50-piece orchestra when she's grooving like she is on these two sides. – Gordon Raddue, Richmond (Calif) Independent-Gazette 

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