I Love You, Yes I Do
Savant Records SCD 2136
Barbara Morrison, vocals
With Houston Person, tenor saxophone
Stuart Elster, piano • Richard Simon, bass • Lee Spath, drums
Track Listing: Save Your Love For Me • Canadian Sunset • I Had a Talk With My Man Last Night • Trust in Me • I Didn't Know What Time It Was • Who Can I Turn To? • If It's the Last Thing I Do • Black Eyed Blues • I Love You, Yes I Do • And I Love Him • For the Love of You • Blow Top Blues
Barbara Morrison has been featured on over 20 recordings choosing her repertoire from a wide array of genres from traditional jazz and blues to gospel and pop. Her powerful voice, with its two-and-a-half-octave range, allows Ms. Morrison to belt out down-home, soul-stirring blues in a manner which places her firmly in the tradition of Etta Jones, Helen Humes, Irene Reid, and Dinah Washington. Her impassioned renditions of favorite torch songs reveal a consummate musicianship and a firm grasp of a song’s deepest meaning. Over the years, Ms. Morrison has performed with legends such as Gerald Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, James Moody, Ron Carter, Etta James, Esther Phillips, Jimmy Smith, Dr. John, Kenny Burrell, Terence Blanchard, Joe Sample, Cedar Walton, Tony Bennett, and Keb’ Mo. On “I Love You, Yes I Do,” Ms. Morrison is once again partnered by the soulful tenor saxophone of Houston Person who brings his own unique brand of bluesy exuberance to the proceedings.