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You Don't Know Me


Download links and information about You Don't Know Me by Rebecca Parris. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 01:13:45 minutes.

Artist: Rebecca Parris
Release date: 2007
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 15
Duration: 01:13:45
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No. Title Length
1. Weaver of Dreams 4:15
2. I Didn't Know About You 6:02
3. All of You 4:11
4. You Don't Know Me 6:01
5. Lush Life 5:40
6. I Didn't Know What Time It Was 3:51
7. Yesterdays/we'll Be Together Again 4:51
8. Don't Go to Strangers 6:27
9. I Wish I Knew 4:25
10. My Ship 4:17
11. Alone Together 5:00
12. Desafinado 3:47
13. Too Late Now 6:12
14. East of the Sun 4:17
15. Smile 4:29



Rebecca Parris, like many other jazz artists, sought to make a studio recording that is fairly close to what one of her live engagements might sound like. Because she utilizes her regular rhythm section and sticks to gig-tested songs and familiar arrangements while adding some spice with a few all-star guest soloists, You Don't Know Me is truly a memorable recording. Parris is a slightly husky alto who knows the nuances of jazz singing, she doesn't go through the motions mouthing the lyrics but acts as if she has lived them; she also arranged the songs in collaboration with pianist Brad Hatfield. A perfect example is her almost-conversational interpretation of Duke Ellington's ballad "I Don't Know About You," where she lags behind the beat and makes it seem like she's conveying it over coffee. She's not particularly a fan of scat singing, since too many vocalists have no clue as to how to properly do it, but when Parris chooses to incorporate it into her brisk treatment of "All of You," backed by vibraphone virtuoso Gary Burton and her regular bassist Peter Kontrimas, it's clear that she knows what she's doing. Tenor sax great Houston Person is on hand for Parris' moving rendition of the late Etta Jones' signature song "Don't Go to Strangers," while another fine tenorist, Jerry Bergonzi, makes a guest appearance on her snappy setting of "East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)." This CD is a perfect example of what can happen when a talented jazz vocalist gets her way in the studio, something that doesn't happen often enough!