Densil Pinnock

I Waited for You (UPCD 27.37)

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1992

I Waited for You

Densil Pinnock

Uptown

026198273729

UTR 70864

UPCD 27.37

JAZZ-VOCAL

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I Waited for You

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CD 12,39 €

4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

PERSONNEL:

DENSIL PINNOCK
, vocal
KEVIN DEAN, DON SICKLER, trumpet
BRAD SHIGETA, trombone
STEVE KALDESTAD, tenor sax
JIMMY HEATH, tenor sax on 2, 4, 6 & 10
KELLY JEFFERSON, baritone sax
RICHARD WYANDS, piano
NEIL SWAINSON, bass
DAVID LAING, drums

Montreal, Canada, August 6 - 8, 1985.

TRACKS:

01. You're Blase
02. If You Could See Me
03. Beautiful Friendship
04. I Waited For You
05. There's No You
06. Can't Get Out Of This Mood
07. I'm A Fool To Want You
08. The Meaning Of The Blues
09. Oh! Look At Me Now
10. I'll Be Around
11. It Must Be True


Canadian singer Densil Pinnock, who has since changed his name to Denzal Sinclaire, is a likable and appealing singer.  While influenced a little by Nat King Cole, he does not emulate past masters except in the classiness of his presentation.

Pinnock mostly sticks close to the melodies and the words of these standards, giving each song a light swing and attractive phrasing.  There is concise solo space for the horns including guest tenor Jimmy Heath and the fine trumpeter Kevin Dean, while pianist Richard Wyands leads the top-notch rhythm section.  All in all, the music is a bit safe but quite enjoyable. It is surprising that Pinnock (or Sinclaire) has recorded so little during his career thus far because he has a definite charm and a strong voice.