Shirley Scott

Shirley Scott Trio

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Half of this eight-track LP is a trio date with bassist George Duvuvier and drummer Arthur Redgehill from 1958, with Scott on organ and piano (made possible by overdubbing); the other half is a trio date from 1960, with George Tucker replacing Duvuvier, and Scott playing only piano. That's a somewhat odd combination, linked by the trio setup, but rather different sounding, particularly since Scott is much better known for playing organ than for playing piano. These are mostly easygoing standards of the Rodgers-Hart variety (two of that team's songs are covered), and is too much on the sedate side to rate as one of her finest efforts. It's only occasionally, particularly on "Sweet Lorraine," that she really wrenches the swelling tones out of the organ. The entire album has been added to Prestige's CD reissue of Scott's 1960 session Like Cozy.

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