Scott Hamilton - Ballad Essentials (2000)
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Genre: Mainstream Jazz | Label: Concord Jazz | # 00013431488521 | Time: 00:58:34
During the past 22 years, Scott Hamilton has appeared on more than 60 Concord releases, both as a leader and as a sideman. A master of the Swing vocabulary, Hamilton is particularly notable for his beautiful tone, which is very much in evidence on this collection of a dozen ballads taken from a variety of his releases dating from 1977-95. Whether it be combo dates with pianists John Bunch, Nat Pierce, Dave McKenna, Norman Simmons, Brian Lemon or Gerry Wiggins, a version of "Body And Soul" in which he trades off with fellow tenors Ken Peplowski and Spike Robinson, or a string session arranged by pianist Alan Broadbent, Scott Hamilton adds warmth, swing and his wonderful sound to these classic tunes.