Shirley Scott  - One For Me

Shirley Scott  - One For Me

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Presenting Shirley Scott’s deeply personal album, ‘One for Me’ - a defiant tribute to the music she always desired to
create but was shrouded by the demands of her vibrant career. Thoughtful curation of the band, tracks, and completely self-funded,
this project set off on an innovative trajectory supported by Harold Vick on tenor saxophone and Billy Higgins on drums. Originally
released on the revolutionary artist-owned label, Strata-East Records, in January 1975, this unique project will be available to enjoy
again on Arc Records from 15th May 2020.
The impetus for this record was a real desire for Shirley to express herself more freely and create something for herself, taking back
the power she’d seemingly relinquished throughout her career. Maxine Gordon, Scott’s close friend, and executive producer on the
original record, expresses that they often had intimate discussions about how Scott was being told what to play, what to wear, how
to look and how to speak in public for many years. Having had enough of these restrictions, she created this record to please no one
but herself. As Scott expresses on the back of the original LP sleeve:
“All of the music recorded in this album is both personal and very purposeful to me, because it is the first step toward honesty about
what and how I want to play. I’ve done a lot of other albums, a lot of different ways for a lot of different people and now, with the
help of the Creator, in whom all things are possible, I have done one for me too.”