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  • American singer Fontella Bass, best known for the seminal soul classic "Rescue Me," died last week at the age of 72. Recorded for Chess Records when she was 25 years old, "Rescue Me" remained on the Top 40 R&B Chart for 19 weeks in 1965. She returned to the music scene with the released of her album No Ways Tired on Nonesuch Records in 1995. Bass suffered a heart attack on December 2, 2012, and died on December 26.

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    Described by the New York Times as “one of the finest ensembles in American music, with a velvety sonic blend and a wild-eyed imagination,” the World Saxophone Quartet incorporates wildly divergent styles and approaches to the saxophone quartet. On their fifth Nonesuch album, the group teams up with vocalist Fontella Bass for a set of originals and covers, material ranging from avant-garde to R&B to jazz-rock.

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    MUSICIANS
    Hamiet Bluiett, baritone saxophone, contra-alto clarinet (2)
    Arthur Blythe, alto saxophone
    Oliver Lake, alto saxophone
    David Murray, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet (2)
    Fontella Bass, vocals (3, 4, 7)
    Amina Claudine Meyers, organ (1, 6)
    Donald Smith, piano (1, 6, 8), organ (3, 4)
    Fred Hopkins, bass
    Tarik Shah, bass (6, 8)
    Ronnie Burrage, drums (1, 6, 8)
    Gene Lake, drums (3, 7)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Hamiet Bluiett
    Engineered by James Anderson
    Assistant Engineer: Dan Gellert
    Mixed by Wayne Horvitz
    Mixing Engineer: Joe Ferla
    Mastered by Robert Ludwig

    Design: James Victore

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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World Saxophone Quartet
Fontella Bass
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Release Date: 
Wednesday, June 1, 1994 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Described by the New York Times as “one of the finest ensembles in American music, with a velvety sonic blend and a wild-eyed imagination,” the World Saxophone Quartet incorporates wildly divergent styles and approaches to the saxophone quartet. Here, the group teams up with vocalist Fontella Bass for a set of originals and covers, material ranging from avant-garde to R&B to jazz-rock.

Description: 

Described by the New York Times as “one of the finest ensembles in American music, with a velvety sonic blend and a wild-eyed imagination,” the World Saxophone Quartet incorporates wildly divergent styles and approaches to the saxophone quartet. On their fifth Nonesuch album, the group teams up with vocalist Fontella Bass for a set of originals and covers, material ranging from avant-garde to R&B to jazz-rock.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Hamiet Bluiett
Engineered by James Anderson
Assistant Engineer: Dan Gellert
Mixed by Wayne Horvitz
Mixing Engineer: Joe Ferla
Mastered by Robert Ludwig

Design: James Victore

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79309

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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140
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369
ns_album_releasedate: 
Wednesday, June 1, 1994 - 04:00
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UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597930924BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497200368
Price: 
10.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Hamiet Bluiett, baritone saxophone, contra-alto clarinet (2)
Arthur Blythe, alto saxophone
Oliver Lake, alto saxophone
David Murray, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet (2)
Fontella Bass, vocals (3, 4, 7)
Amina Claudine Meyers, organ (1, 6)
Donald Smith, piano (1, 6, 8), organ (3, 4)
Fred Hopkins, bass
Tarik Shah, bass (6, 8)
Ronnie Burrage, drums (1, 6, 8)
Gene Lake, drums (3, 7)

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