I Love Being Here With You

I Love Being Here With You

by Ernestine AndersonErnestine Anderson




One thing Concord Jazz cannot be accused of is failing to document Ernestine Anderson's live performances. When the veteran jazz singer was recording for Concord in the late '70s, '80s, and early '90s, the label put out several live albums that featured her extensively. Here's the thing: Not all of those albums were released under Anderson's own name -- she was employed as a featured vocalist for pianist George Shearing, the Frank Capp/Nat Pierce Juggernaut, and a band that was billed as the Concord All Stars. Anderson's live performances of 1987-1990 are the focus of this excellent two-CD set, which Concord assembled in 2002 -- and none of the recordings are from the singer's own albums. The all-star release Live at the 1990 Concord Jazz Festival (Third Set) is heard in its entirety, and I Love Being Here With You also contains material from albums by Shearing (Dexterity), the Concord All-Stars (Ow!), and the Capp/Pierce big band (Live at the Alley Cat). This double CD shows Anderson to be a highly soulful and hard-swinging interpreter of standards, but for all her passion and bluesy grit, she is highly sensitive on performances of "Please Send Me Someone to Love," "Street of Dreams," "I Should Care," and "Skylark." Historically, Anderson has had a way of attracting R&B and blues lovers, and it is no coincidence that this collection contains versions of "Down Home Blues" (the gem that the late bluesman Z.Z. Hill is best remembered for) and the Crusaders' "Never Make Your Move Too Soon" (which is heard twice). If you're the sort of listener who is capable of enjoying Carmen McRae or Ella Fitzgerald one minute and Aretha Franklin or Etta James the next, I Love Being Here With You is well worth the price of admission.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/2002
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0013431212621
catalogNumber: 2126


Disc 1

  1. I Love Being Here With You
  2. All Blues
  3. Down Home Blues
  4. As Long as I Live
  5. Please Send Me Someone to Love
  6. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
  7. Spring Is Here
  8. Street of Dreams
  9. Never Make Your Move Too Soon

Disc 2

  1. Blues in the Closet
  2. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
  3. I Should Care
  4. There Is No Greater Love
  5. Skylark
  6. On My Own
  7. Never Make Your Move Too Soon

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ernestine Anderson   Primary Artist,Vocals
Dan Barrett   Trombone
Ed Bickert   Guitar
Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Frank Capp   Drums
Concord All Stars   Track Performer
Bob Cooper   Tenor Saxophone
Scott Hamilton   Tenor Saxophone
Gene Harris   Piano
Red Holloway   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Dave McKenna   Piano
Nat Pierce   Piano
Marshall Royal   Alto Saxophone,Guest Appearance
George Shearing   Piano
Neil Swainson   Bass
Warren Vaché   Cornet
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
Garnett Brown   Trombone
Buster Cooper   Trombone
Harold Jones   Drums
Charles Loper   Trombone
Joe Romano   Alto Saxophone
Lynn Seaton   Bass
Frank Szabo   Trumpet
Steve Wallace   Bass
Frank Wess   Tenor Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Jimmie Smith   Drums
Ken Pohlman   Guitar

Technical Credits

Percy Mayfield   Composer
Peggy Lee   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Frank Capp   Producer
Miles Davis   Composer
Allen Farnham   Remote Audio Supervisor
Leonard Feather   Author
Oscar Pettiford   Composer
Nat Pierce   Producer
Irving Mills   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Oscar Brown   Composer
George Jackson   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Ron Davis   Remixing
Duke Ellington   Composer
Phil Edwards   Engineer,Remixing
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Carl Jefferson   Producer,Executive Producer
Will Jennings   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Chris Long   Producer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Claude-Michel Schönberg   Composer
Axel Stordahl   Composer
Marty Symes   Composer
Hatsuro Takanami   Engineer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Gordon Raddue   Liner Notes
K. Abe   Original Cover Photography
Bruce Burr   Original Cover Photography
Kent Judkins   Cover Design
Kazumi Someya   Project Interpreter
Ted Koehler   Composer
Henry Nemo   Composer
Bill Schluger   Composer
Ana Baracca   Art Direction

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