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Scott Shirley Quintet: A Walkin’ Thing

Shirley Scott’s back on her beloved Hammond B3, and she couldn’t be better, walkin’ the dual keyboards as she has for the past 40 years. Her understated solos are commanding, unfettered by the rumbling roar of some organists as she interprets melody lines with the same selective subtlety of her recent piano issues.

Scott launches a driving rhythm for the Panamanian independence composition, “Carnival,” and later setting up a samba beat for “How Am I To Know?” She swings agilely on the title track, written almost 40 years ago by Benny Carter, delivers a soulful reading of “When a Man Loves a Woman” and is at her absolute peak on Irving Berlin’s beautiful “Remember.”

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