everybodydigs# is a series of posts about Jazz, Funk, Soul & R’n’b albums released from the 20s to the 90s, you can read a brief description/review and listen to a small preview (when it’s possible). everybodydigs# is like when someone tells you “hey you should listen to this album!” and nothing less, enjoy!
The rare performer who achieved success in critical, artistic, and commercial terms. Dinah Washington was both the queen of the black jukebox and the consummate musicians’s musician. She was comfortable in virtually any musical context, but something special always happened when she surrounded herself with top-notch jazz musicians and let them wail.
After Hours With Miss “D,” featuring an extraordinary rhythm section and such outstanding soloists as Clark Terry, Paul Quinchette, and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, is one of Washington’s most jazz-oriented albums-and one of her most exciting.
Personnel: Dinah Washington (voice); Clark Terry (trumpet); Gus Chappell (trombone); Rick Henderson (alto saxophone); Eddie Chamblee (tenor saxophone); Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (tenor saxophone); Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone); Clarence “Sleepy” Anderson (piano); Junior Mance (piano); Jackie Davis (organ); Keter Betts (bass); candido Camero (congas); Ed Thigpen (drums).
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