A Soulful Sunday: Live at the Left Bank is the very first official release of this recording by jazz vocalist Etta Jones. Jones flew in from Chicago, Illinois, just before this set began at the Famous Ballroom in Baltimore, MD with Cedar Walton on piano, Sam Jones on bass and Billy Higgins on drums, and provided instant enjoyment for the crowd gathered on Sunday, February 27, 1972. The extensive booklet includes rare and previously-unpublished photos; essay by acclaimed author James Gavin; interviews with saxophonist and Jones' longtime musical partner Houston Person, John Fowler of the Left Bank Jazz Society and Grammy-winning vocalist Catherine Russell; plus much more! "A great and permanently underrated jazz singer." (Ben Ratliff, The New York Times). Mastered by the legendary Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios in Hollywood, CA and pressed at Microforum Vinyl Record Pressing in Toronto, Ontario. A Soulful Afternoon, along with Cannonball Adderley Swingin' in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse (1966-1967), are the first two releases from the newly-formed Reel to Real Records launched by saxophonist Cory Weeds and producer Zev Feldman focused on important archival jazz releases.
ETTA JONES, vocals CEDAR WALTON, piano SAM JONES, bass BILLY HIGGINSM, drums
Recorded in Chicago, February 27, 1972.
01. Theme From "Love Story" 02. Sunday 03. This Girl's In Love With You 04. If You Could See Me Now
05. For All We Know 06. Exactly Like You 07. You Better Go Now 08. Blow Top Blues 09. Love Nest 10. Don’t Go To Strangers