Carmen McRae - Any Old Time

Carmen McRae - Any Old Time
Release Date:
June 23, 1986
Standards, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz
Recording Location:
Clinton Recording Studios, Inc., New York, NY
Any Old Time
Recording Date:
June 23, 1986

This little-known date, recorded for the Japanese Denon label, features singer Carmen McRae with her regular quartet of the time (pianist Eric Gunnison, bassist Scott Colley, drummer Mark Pulice and guitarist John Collins) and guest tenor Clifford Jordan. McRae is heard in prime form performing a variety of top standards, including "Tulip or Turnip," "Have You Met Miss Jones," "Body and Soul" and "Mean to Me." Although recorded in the studio, this excellent outing gives listeners a good idea of how Carmen McRae sounded live. Well worth searching for.

Tulip or Turnip / Duke Ellington / Don GeorgeCarmen McRae4:37
Old Devil Moon / E.Y. "Yip" Harburg / Burton LaneCarmen McRae4:20
Have You Met Miss Jones? / Lorenz Hart / Richard RodgersCarmen McRae5:21
Love Me Tender / Vera Matson / Elvis PresleyCarmen McRae5:57
I Hear Music / Burton Lane / Frank LoesserCarmen McRae4:49
This is Always / Mack Gordon / Harry WarrenCarmen McRae5:05
Body and Soul / Frank Eyton / Johnny Green / Edward Heyman / Robert SourCarmen McRae6:31
Prelude To a Kiss / Duke Ellington / Irving Gordon / Irving MillsCarmen McRae5:25
Mean To Me / Fred E. Ahlert / Roy TurkCarmen McRae4:23
Any Old Time / Artie ShawCarmen McRae3:02
It Could Happen To You / Johnny Burke / James Van HeusenCarmen McRae2:23
I'm Glad There is You / Jimmy Dorsey / Paul MertzCarmen McRae3:52
Billie's Blues / Billie HolidayCarmen McRae5:14