Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Marlena Shaw - Live At Montreux

Year : 1974
Label : Blue Note
Genre : Jazz
Style : Funk/Soul

A reissue for the Cooking with Blue Note at Montreux serie, great performance of Marlena Shaw surrounded by a Jazz trio featuring George Gaffney, Eddy Boyer & Harold Jones. Titles include the Horace Silver' The Show Has Began, the cover song, You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder and a long version of Woman Of The Ghetto introduced by scat singing from Liberation Conversation performed by Marlena Shaw. Some excerpts of Woman Of The Ghetto were sampled by french artist, St. Germain for Rose Rouge from his Blue Note' album, Tourist released in 2000. Recorded live during the Montreux Jazz Festival sessions in Switzerland on July 5, 1973 and produced by George Butler.  

Marlena Shaw_vocal
George Gaffney_ piano, electric piano
Eddy Boyer_bass
Harold Jones_drums

01. The Show Has Begun
02. The Song Is You
03. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
04. But For Now
05. Save The Children
06. Woman Of The Ghetto
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