Marilyn Moore – Moody Marilyn Moore (1957/2014) [PrestoClassical FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Marilyn Moore – Moody Marilyn Moore (1957/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 34:56 minutes | 504 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: PrestoClassical | Front Cover | © Bethlehem Records

Marilyn Moore was an American jazz singer during the 1950s. She recorded one solo album, Moody Marilyn Moore. Her vocal style was similar to Billie Holiday’s, and according to jazz critic Will Friedwald, Holiday and Moore were friends. She was the first wife of saxophonist Al Cohn and the mother of guitarist Joe Cohn.

Not exactly a household name, Marilyn Moore was married to jazz musician Al Cohn when she recorded this album, her only release, in 1957. Cohn supports his wife in the studio on sax and clarinet alongside other top notch players including Milt Hinton on bass, Barry Galbraith on guitar, Joe Wilder on trumpet, Don Abney on piano and Osie Johnson on drums. Moore’s vocals drew comparisons to Billie Holiday when this album first came out.

Singer Marilyn Moore was wed to reedist Al Cohn at the time she recorded her lone LP, the aptly titled Bethlehem session Moody Marilyn Moore, but the scarcity of her studio output and the connubial origins of the session shouldn’t be considered a condemnation of her talents. Working with a small but beguiling backing unit including Cohn on tenor and bass clarinet, Milt Hinton on bass, Barry Galbraith on guitar, Joe Wilder on trumpet, Don Abney on piano and Osie Johnson on drums, Moore proves herself a first-rate stylist in the Billie Holiday mode, with a lived-in, seen-it-all authority that lends the music a welcome edge. The arrangements perfectly capture a smoky, late-night atmosphere, but it’s Moore’s vocals that truly underscore the solitude and heartbreak so essential to the record’s potency.

01 – I’m Just a Lucky So and So
02 – Ill Wind
03 – If Love Is Trouble
04 – Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby?
05 – Born to Blow the Blues
06 – Lover Come Back to Me
07 – You’re Driving Me Crazy
08 – Trav’lin’ All Alone
09 – I Cried For You (Now It’s Your Turn To Cry Over Me)
10 – Leavin’ Town
11 – Trouble Is a Man
12 – I Got Rhythm

Recorded in February and March, 1957 in New York City.
Remastered in 2014.

Marilyn Moore – vocals
Al Cohn – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Joe Wilder – trumpet
Barry Galbraith – guitar
Don Abney – piano
Milt Hinton – bass
Osie Johnson – drums