Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Back for the first time in more than 25 years, MAXINE SULLIVAN: Great Songs From the Cotton Club by Arlen & Koehler this award winning album has already been Grammy nominated and has won the NAIRD award for Best Female Jazz Vocalist. This album was carried on many top ten lists, and brought Maxine Sullivan's five decade career to a climax. Maxine Sullivan and her husband John Kirby became the first African American jazz stars to have a regular radio program. After her retirement, Maxine formed The House That Jazz Built in the South Bronx, which supports jazz education programs for children.
Personnel: Marty Grosz (guitar); Phil Bodner (flute, piccolo, clarinet, alto saxophone); Keith Ingham (tenor saxophone, piano); Al Klink (tenor saxophone).
Liner Note Author: Maxine Sullivan.
Recording information: Delta Recording Studios, New York City (11/1984).
Photographers: LuAnn Graffeo Blonkowski; Marc Bryan-Brown.
Arranger: Keith Ingham.