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Download links and information about Jazz by Cleo Laine. This album was released in 1991 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Pop, Bop genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 01:00:51 minutes.

Artist: Cleo Laine
Release date: 1991
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Pop, Bop
Tracks: 12
Duration: 01:00:51
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No. Title Length
1. Just a Sittin' and a Rockin' (featuring Clark Terry, Mark Whitfield) 6:36
2. My One and Only Love (featuring Toots Thielemans) 5:54
3. Walking Shoes (featuring Gerry Mulligan) 3:58
4. I Told You So (featuring Jane Ira Bloom) 6:38
5. It Don't Mean a Thing (featuring Mark Whitfield) 4:03
6. Won't You Tell Me Why (featuring Toots Thielemans) 4:26
7. Bluesette (featuring Toots Thielemans) 4:30
8. Midnight Sun (featuring Gerry Mulligan, Mark Whitfield) 6:39
9. Lady Be Good (featuring Larry Koonse) 3:43
10. St. Louis Blues 4:15
11. A Child is Born (featuring Clark Terry, Mark Whitfield) 5:07
12. You can Always Count On Me 5:02



Cleo Laine has always had a beautiful voice with a very wide range and she sounds her best in jazz settings. Laine isn't that much of a jazz singer herself since she does not improvise (her scatting passages tend to be played in unison with her husband, John Dankworth) but she swings. Jazz is one of her best sets of the '90s, teaming her with five reeds (including Dankworth), guitarist Larry Koonse and one of two rhythm sections. Gerry Mulligan guests on "Walking Shoes" and "Midnight Sun," Clark Terry is exuberant on "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'" and a medium-tempo version of "A Child Is Born," Toots Thielemans is a strong asset on three songs, Jane Ira Bloom co-stars on "I Told You So" and Mark Whitfield is on the two Terry numbers. Throughout, Cleo Laine is heard in prime form, not offering surprises as much as confirmation of her love for jazz. Recommended.