R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs, Very Personal)

Nancy Wilson
Release Date: 08/24/2004

47th Annual GRAMMY® Award winner for Best Jazz Vocal Album

Legendary songstress, Nancy Wilson, teams once again with MCG Jazz to celebrate her 50-year music career with her friends. R.S.V.P. is a collection of tunes that are very special to Ms. Wilson, but that she has never recorded. This album captures the intimate moments during the sessions at the MCG Jazz studios with a line-up of master musicians and friends: Toots Thielemans, George Shearing, Kenny Lattimore, Gary Burton, Paquito D’Rivera, Phil Woods and others.

Album Credits

Ivan Lins – Vocals, Keyboards
Kenny Lattimore – Vocals
Kim Nazarian – Background Vocals
Andrés Cárdenes – Violin
Tatjana Mead Chamis – Viola
David Premo – Cello
Toots Thielemans – Harmonica
Gary Burton – Vibraphone
Paquito D’Rivera – Clarinet
Phil Woods – Alto Saxophone
Andres Boiarsky – Alto Saxophone/Flute
Andy Snitzer – Clarinet/Alto & Tenor Saxophones
Eric DeFade – Tenor Saxophone/Flute
Jim Germann – Baritone Saxophone/Bass Clarinet
Jim Hynes – Trumpet
Bob Millikan – Trumpet
Steve Hawk – Trumpet
Dennis Reynolds – Trumpet
Bill Watrous – Trombone
Mike Tomaro – Alto Saxophone/Clarinet
Jay Ashby – Trombone/Background Vocals/Percussion/Keyboards
Mike Davis – Trombone
Gary Piecka – Trombone
Max Seigel – Bass Trombone
Joe Negri – Guitar
Marty Ashby – Guitar
George Shearing – Piano
Llew Matthews – Piano
Dwayne Dolphin – Bass
Rufus Reid – Bass
Jamey Haddad – Drums
Lewis Nash – Drums
Executive Producer – Marty Ashby
Producers – Jay Ashby and Marty Ashby
Recording Engineers – Jay Ashby and Jay Dudt, MCG Jazz, PA
Additional Recording – Kevin Syzmanski at Chalice Recording Studios, CA
Kent Heckman at Red Rock Recording, PA
Mixing Engineers – Jay Ashby and Jay Dudt
Photography – Charles Bush
Additional Photography – Jay Ashby, Marty Ashby, Robert Bowman
Cover Design – Jeff O’Brien Myers
Layout – Jim Manly at DDAI and Jeff O.Brien Myers