Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ernestine Anderson - Never Make Your Move Too Soon (1992) [Concord]

Ernestine Anderson - Never Make Your Move Too Soon (1992) [Concord]
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Genre ~ Vocal Jazz, Standards | Label ~ Concord Jazz

The title cut of this near-classic album became a sort of theme song for Ernestine Anderson, but it is not the only high point. The singer sounds in top form on such fine material as "As Long As I Live," a touching "Old Folks," "My Shining Hour," and "Poor Butterfly." With fine assistance from pianist Monty Alexander, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Frank Gant, Ernestine Anderson is heard throughout in prime form, sounding quite enthusiastic and powerful. Highly recommended. ~Allmusic

01. Never Make Your Move Too Soon (3:31)
02. What a Difference a Day Made (4:47)
03. As Long as I Live (4:40)
04. Old Folks (7:18)
05. Just One More Chance (5:30)
06. My Shining Hour (3:34)
07. Why Did I Choose You? (4:22)
08. Poor Butterfly (5:35)

Ernestine Anderson - vocals
Monty Alexander - piano
Ray Brown - bass
Frank Gant - drums

Produced by Carl E. Jefferson
Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California; August 1980
Remixed at PER, San Francisco, California
Recording and Remix Engineer: Phil Edwards
Mastered by George Horn
Cover Photo: Bruce Burr
Art Direction: Dick Hendler
Liner notes by Edith Hamilton