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||Lover Come Back to Me (Live 1954/Los Angeles)||Dinah Washington & Clifford Brown||9:54||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Alone Together||Dinah Washington||2:25||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Summertime||Dinah Washington||2:26||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Come Rain or Come Shine||Dinah Washington||2:28||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||No More (Live 1954/Los Angeles)||Dinah Washington & Clifford Brown||3:22||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||I've Got You Under My Skin (Live 1954/Los Angeles)||Dinah Washington & Clifford Brown||5:26||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||There Is No Greater Love (Live 1954/Los Angeles)||Dinah Washington & Clifford Brown||2:15||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||You Go to My Head (Live 1954/Los Angeles)||Dinah Washington & Clifford Brown||11:08||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Darn That Dream (Live 1954/Los Angeles)||Dinah Washington & Clifford Brown||5:14||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Crazy He Calls Me (Live 1954/Los Angeles)||Dinah Washington & Clifford Brown||4:47||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||I'll Remember April (Live 1954/Los Angeles)||Dinah Washington & Clifford Brown||11:46||Album Only||View in iTunes|
Recorded at the start of Dinah Washington's climb to fame, 1954's Dinah Jams was taped live in front of a studio audience in Los Angeles. While Washington is in top form throughout, effortlessly working her powerful, blues-based voice on both ballads and swingers, the cast of star soloists almost steals the show. In addition to drummer Max Roach, trumpeter Clifford Brown, and other members of Brown and Roach's band at the time — tenor saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Richie Powell, and bassist George Morrow — trumpeters Maynard Ferguson and Clark Terry, alto saxophonist Herb Geller, and pianist Junior Mance also contribute to the session. Along with extended jams like "Lover Come Back to Me," "You Go to My Head," and "I'll Remember April" — all including a round of solos — there are shorter ballad numbers such as "There Is No Greater Love" and "No More," the last of which features excellent muted, obbligato work by Brown. Other solo highlights include Land's fine tenor solo on "Darn That Dream" and Geller's alto statement on the disc's standout Washington vocal, "Crazy." And even though she's in the midst of these stellar soloists, Washington expertly works her supple voice throughout to remain the star attraction, even matching the insane, high-note solo blasts trumpeter Ferguson expectedly delivers. A fine disc. Newcomers, though, should start with more accessible and more vocal-centered Washington titles like The Swingin' Miss D or The Fats Waller Songbook, both of which feature top arrangements by Quincy Jones.
What a band! Three great trumpet players. Maynard Ferguson manages to play in tune at the very stratospheric top of the trumpet's range in 'Summertime'. The trio play brilliantly together on 'I've Got You Under My Skin'. Dinah really swings, driven rhythmically by the amazing Max Roach on drums. This is a great album!
Born: 29 August 1924 in Tuscaloosa, AL
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s