It is a pity that Miss Connor ever heard Sarah Vaughan, for she has neither the voice control nor the imagination to copy her effectively. For that matter I think it is an even greater pity that I ever heard Miss Connor. I have neither the time nor the patience to listen to such nonsense, especially if it is offered in a jazz series.
The one redeeming feature of an otherwise disastrous record is Kenny Burrell’s interesting guitar work. Kenny is one of the great interpreters of guitar jazz today, and an outstanding technician into the bargain. I am sorry to see him wasting his talents on such low-grade cabaret music.
Strike Up The Band; Misty; Senor Blues; Lover Come Back To Me; Angel Eyes; Hallelujah I Love Him So (18¼ min.) – Poor Little Rich Girl; ’Round Midnight; All About Ronnie; Fine And Dandy; Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me; It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing; Chinatown My Chinatown (20½ min.)
Chris Connor (vcl); Bill Rubenstein (p); Kenny Burrell (g); Eddie de Haas (bs); Lex Humphries (d).
(London SAH-K6088 Stereo. 12inLP. 35s. 9½d.)