Artist: Carmen McRae
Title: As Time Goes By / Carmen McRae Alone - Live At The Dug
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Standards, Traditional Pop
Label: © Victor Entertainment, Inc.
Release Date: 1974/2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Recorded Live At The Jazz Club Dug, Tokyo, November 21, 1973
It may have made Bogart and Bergman immortal, but the song "As Time Goes By" curiously never became one of the many jazz standards of the day. So, to find it here in the company of other perennial songs from the jazz catalog is quite a treat. And even more impressive is the fact Carmen McRae is the one at the microphone. Recorded in 1973 at Tokyo's Dug jazz club, As Time Goes By finds McRae accompanying herself on piano. And if one wasn't quite sure whether to put Miss McRae in the same company as a Sarah Vaughan or Dinah Washington, then this collection of numbers should definitely tip the scales. Here is one of jazz's most underrated chanteuses spelling it all out. ~ Stephen Cook, All Music Guide Review