Ernestine Anderson, vocals; Houston Person, tenor saxophone, with Lafayette Harris, Jr, piano; Chip Jackson or Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Willie Jones III or Jerome Jennings, drums
I Love Being Here With You o Since I Fell For You o All Blues o Goin' to Chicago Blues o Nightlife o Only Trust Your Heart o Falling in Love With Love o Never Make Your Move Too Soon
"A voice to make more heralded singers weep with envy."
-Chris Albertson, Stereo Review
Honest-to-goodness, real-life jazz singing is almost as rare these days as a nickel cup of coffee. There are far too few remaining practitioners of the honorable art of singing good songs with the lift, the swing and the subtle blending of music and emotion that characterizes the work of the best jazz improvisers. Ernestine Anderson is one of those rare beings. Years of singing and living have shaped a vocalist who can make your heart cry one moment and dance the next. Poignant ballads, sassy swing, and down-home blues--Ernestine Anderson is master of them all. Here from the world-famous jazz-Mecca, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola Ernestine is joined by tenor saxman Houston Person for a set of blues, sultry torch songs and up-tempo cookers, all of which convey a hypnotic and sensual presence that have earned her the title "jazz legend."