Joyce Collins - Sweet Madness

Joyce Collins - Sweet Madness
Styles: Bop, Hard Bop, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz
Recording Location: Los Angeles, CA; Mad Hatter Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Jazz
Recording Date: April 9, 1990 - April 27, 1990
Album: Sweet Madness
Release Date: 1990
Artist: Joyce Collins
Duration: 56:00

Joyce Collins, who is joined here by either Andy Simpkins or Octavio Bailey on bass and Ralph Penland or Claudio Slon on drums, had a rare opportunity to record as a leader on this Audiophile CD, but she made the most of it. Collins takes two vocals (including one on a rather depressing if insightful "The Job Application"), but the emphasis is mostly on her skillful piano playing. Joyce Collins is in top form on such numbers as "Thinking of You," "You and the Night and the Music," Ornette Coleman's "Turn Around," and McCoy Tyner's "Inception." Recommended.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Thinking of YouJoyce Collins3:34
Fee-Fi-Fo-FumJoyce Collins3:33
Sweet MadnessJoyce Collins4:58
Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess? / George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin / DuBose HeywardJoyce Collins5:09
You and the Night and the Music / Howard Dietz / Arthur SchwartzJoyce Collins6:04
Medley: I Told You So/Interlude/I Could Have Told YouJoyce Collins4:37
Turn AroundJoyce Collins6:07
Sometime AgoJoyce Collins5:19
InceptionJoyce Collins2:57
VermelhoJoyce Collins3:57
AmbianceJoyce Collins6:19
Medley: Bea's Theme/The Job ApplicationJoyce Collins3:26

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