Reckless Steamy Nights
Friday, June 29, 2018
8:00- 10:30 PM
Woman’s Club of Red Bank
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701
All donations go toward JSJBF Scholarship Funds
Performer: Doris Spears Trio
Trenton-based singer Doris Spears proves to be a sultry hand full. The vocalist, who was hired by Lionel Hampton and iconic Chicago saxophonist Von Freeman back in the day, ranges from lusty to downright reverential on this release by the Philly-based Dreambox label.
A talented group of sidemen accompany her, including drummer Cecil Brooks 3d, saxophonist David Murray and vibraphonist Steve Nelson.
But Spears is the focal point, showing a jaunty step on Steve Allen’s “This Could Be the Start of Something Big.” She lets out the beast in a rocking country way on a horn-laden original, “Ode to a Whore.” And she could be in church for the anthem-like “To My Friends and Family.”
The session is pretty conventional R&B with Jazz licks tossed in. But Spears doesn’t need tricks to show her stuff.
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