Monday, February 27, 2006

Scott Hamilton- I'll Be Around

He's Around No More

Not that Scott Hamilton, silly! The effusive ice skating commentator was back in the spotlight for NBC's coverage of the Olympics, but the saxophonist of the same name has been a favorite of trad jazz fans for over 25 years. His rich sound evokes both Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. There's plenty of room for Hamilton's old-fashioned Concord-label swing in my world. This swoon-worthy ballad is taken from his out-of-print 1990 release Radio City. The lovely piano is courtesy of Gerry Wiggins.

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