Sathima Bea Benjamin - A Morning In Paris (2008) {Unreleased 1963 album}

Posted By: TestTickles
Sathima Bea Benjamin - A Morning In Paris (2008) {Unreleased 1963 album}

Sathima Bea Benjamin - A Morning In Paris (2008) {Unreleased 1963 album}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 236 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 114 mb
Genre: jazz

A Morning In Paris is a 2008 CD by jazz singer Sathima Bea Benjamin. Later the wife of Dollar Brand/Abdullam Ibraham (and the mother of rapper Jean Grae), this album was recorded and meant for release in 1963 but was not released for 45 years until the Ekapa label released it on 22 January, 2008.
This recording belongs alongside the famous Reprise recording of Duke Ellington Presents the Dollar Brand Trio (Warner Bros., 1963)—now Abdullah Ibrahim. It comes from the same period and introduced the world to Ibrahim's then girlfriend, Beattie Benjamin (now Sathima Bea Benjamin). Actually, Benjamin heard Ellington in Zurich and convinced him to come hear Brand perform. Ellington also insisted that Benjamin sing for him, and the subsequent recordings were thought to be lost until relatively recently.

Benjamin is a master of bittersweet balladry and it infuses all of the stunning standards she sings on this, her earliest recording. The singing is sultry and stylized and almost painfully romantic. Ellington produces and plays piano on his classics "I Got it Bad" and "Solitude," and listen also for the pizzicato violin of the great, underrated Dane, Svend Asmussen. This is the voice of a young girl in the presence of masters and the surprise is that she never seems cowed by the giants. The reverb, odd at first, accents the quiet feelings of these songs.

On "Your Love Has Faded" and "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" the pianist is Billy Strayhorn. He penned the former and the reading is poignant, as Benjamin's intimate and personal reading of the lyrics tells the sad story. Once again, the sound of the violin is a touching complement. The kind of melancholy expressed in these songs is universal; witness how the English tale of the "Nightingale" hits home in Benjamin's piercing rendition. On "I'm Glad There is You,” Ibrahim is the pianist and he quietly underscores how even a somewhat “happy” song is colored “blue” by the Benjamin's no-nonsense reading.

Benjamin sings these songs as if for the first time and without frills or other mannerisms overused by vocalists. She is and has always been her own person.

Sathima Bea Benjamin - A Morning In Paris (2008) {Unreleased 1963 album}

01. Darn That Dream
02. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
03. I Could Write A Book
04. I Should Care
05. Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
06. Solitude
07. The Man I Love
08. Your Love Has Faded
09. I'm Glad There Is You
10. Soon
11. Lover Man
12. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

–-
Sathima Bea Benjamin-vocals
Duke Ellington-piano (tracks 2 and 8)
Billy Strayhorn-piano (tracks 8 and 12)
Abdullah Ibrahim-piano (other tracks)
Svend Asmussen-pizzicato violin
Johnny Gertze-bass
Makaya Ntshoko-drums

Recorded by Gerhard Lerner, February 23, 1963
Recorded at Barclay Studios, Paris
Duke Ellington, producer

Re-issue supervised by Sathima Bea Benjamin and SM Hawkins

Sathima Bea Benjamin - A Morning In Paris (2008) {Unreleased 1963 album}


Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 3 from 28. July 2007

EAC extraction logfile from 1. May 2008, 8:45

Sathima Bea Benjamin / A Morning In Paris

Used drive : LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S Adapter: 0 ID: 0

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 12
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Installed external ASPI interface
Gap handling : Appended to previous track

Used output format : Internal WAV Routines
Sample format : 44.100 Hz; 16 Bit; Stereo


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-
1 | 0:00.00 | 3:50.62 | 0 | 17311
2 | 3:50.62 | 4:37.00 | 17312 | 38086
3 | 8:27.62 | 3:24.00 | 38087 | 53386
4 | 11:51.62 | 3:14.00 | 53387 | 67936
5 | 15:05.62 | 2:04.73 | 67937 | 77309
6 | 17:10.60 | 3:34.00 | 77310 | 93359
7 | 20:44.60 | 4:20.02 | 93360 | 112861
8 | 25:04.62 | 2:42.00 | 112862 | 125011
9 | 27:46.62 | 3:21.00 | 125012 | 140086
10 | 31:07.62 | 3:12.00 | 140087 | 154486
11 | 34:19.62 | 3:32.00 | 154487 | 170386
12 | 37:51.62 | 5:13.40 | 170387 | 193901


Track 1

Filename C:\FLAC\Sathima Bea Benjamin - A Morning In Paris (2008) [FLAC] {Unreleased 1963 album}\01 - Darn That Dream.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:02.00

Peak level 99.4 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 6B6DE3F1
Copy CRC 6B6DE3F1
Track not present in AccurateRip database
Copy OK

Track 2

Filename C:\FLAC\Sathima Bea Benjamin - A Morning In Paris (2008) [FLAC] {Unreleased 1963 album}\02 - I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:03.60

Peak level 87.2 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC F9A54B39
Copy CRC F9A54B39
Track not present in AccurateRip database
Copy OK

Track 3

Filename C:\FLAC\Sathima Bea Benjamin - A Morning In Paris (2008) [FLAC] {Unreleased 1963 album}\03 - I Could Write A Book.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:04.40

Peak level 85.1 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 247D5522
Copy CRC 247D5522
Track not present in AccurateRip database
Copy OK

Track 4

Filename C:\FLAC\Sathima Bea Benjamin - A Morning In Paris (2008) [FLAC] {Unreleased 1963 album}\04 - I Should Care.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:03.66

Peak level 98.0 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 3209A91B
Copy CRC 3209A91B
Track not present in AccurateRip database
Copy OK

Track 5

Filename C:\FLAC\Sathima Bea Benjamin - A Morning In Paris (2008) [FLAC] {Unreleased 1963 album}\05 - Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:01.96

Peak level 83.9 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 181F2497
Copy CRC 181F2497
Track not present in AccurateRip database
Copy OK

Track 6

Filename C:\FLAC\Sathima Bea Benjamin - A Morning In Paris (2008) [FLAC] {Unreleased 1963 album}\06 - Solitude.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:03.70

Peak level 65.9 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 54648E09
Copy CRC 54648E09
Track not present in AccurateRip database
Copy OK

Track 7

Filename C:\FLAC\Sathima Bea Benjamin - A Morning In Paris (2008) [FLAC] {Unreleased 1963 album}\07 - The Man I Love.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:03.66

Peak level 93.9 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC E28F3A93
Copy CRC E28F3A93
Track not present in AccurateRip database
Copy OK

Track 8

Filename C:\FLAC\Sathima Bea Benjamin - A Morning In Paris (2008) [FLAC] {Unreleased 1963 album}\08 - Your Love Has Faded.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:03.80

Peak level 76.0 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 389D3BD1
Copy CRC 389D3BD1
Track not present in AccurateRip database
Copy OK

Track 9

Filename C:\FLAC\Sathima Bea Benjamin - A Morning In Paris (2008) [FLAC] {Unreleased 1963 album}\09 - I'm Glad There Is You.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:03.89

Peak level 93.4 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 7B9CD9B0
Copy CRC 7B9CD9B0
Track not present in AccurateRip database
Copy OK

Track 10

Filename C:\FLAC\Sathima Bea Benjamin - A Morning In Paris (2008) [FLAC] {Unreleased 1963 album}\10 - Soon.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:03.40

Peak level 82.0 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 3E0AF6D2
Copy CRC 3E0AF6D2
Track not present in AccurateRip database
Copy OK

Track 11

Filename C:\FLAC\Sathima Bea Benjamin - A Morning In Paris (2008) [FLAC] {Unreleased 1963 album}\11 - Lover Man.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:03.22

Peak level 90.3 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 07CAAF79
Copy CRC 07CAAF79
Track not present in AccurateRip database
Copy OK

Track 12

Filename C:\FLAC\Sathima Bea Benjamin - A Morning In Paris (2008) [FLAC] {Unreleased 1963 album}\12 - A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:02.82

Peak level 95.9 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC B26152F8
Copy CRC B26152F8
Track not present in AccurateRip database
Copy OK


None of the tracks are present in the AccurateRip database

No errors occurred

End of status report