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Various Artists

My Fair Lady in Jazz (2 CD)

Code:
EJC-149907
Label:
Essential Jazz Classics
EAN:
8436559462082
Reference:
EJC 55710
Format:
CD
Number of Discs:
2

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2-CD SET

3 COMPLETE LPs + 7 EXTRA TRACKS

Premiered in 1956, the perennial Broadway musical "My Fair Lady" was based on George Bernard Shaw’s "Pygmalion", with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story is about Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a lady. The play was so successful that it soon became a movie, and its score was recorded by all kinds of artists, including numerous jazz musicians who adapted the best songs to the genre.

This release presents some of the finest jazz versions of music from the play, and contains three complete albums: "Shelly Manne & His Friends’ Modern Jazz Performances of Songs from My Fair Lady" (Contemporary S7527), "Oscar Peterson Plays My Fair Lady" (Verve MGV2119), and "My Fair Lady Loves Jazz" (ABC Paramount ABC177/ Impulse AS-72) – the latter showcasing Billy Taylor with an All-Star orchestra conducted by Quincy Jones featuring Gerry Mulligan. Also included here are the four songs from "My Fair Lady" recorded by Chet Baker on his Lerner & Loewe album, as well as interpretations of tunes from the play by Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, and the Coleman Hawkins Quartet with Tommy Flanagan.

CD 1 [1-8]: MODERN JAZZ PERFORMANCES OF SONGS FROM MY FAIR LADY

SHELLY MANNE, drums & tambourine
ANDRÉ PREVIN, piano
LEROY VINNEGAR, bass.
Contemporary’s Studio, Los Angeles, August 17, 1956.

CD 1 [9-15]: OSCAR PETERSON PLAYS MY FAIR LADY

OSCAR PETERSON, piano
RAY BROWN, bass
GENE GAMMAGE, drums.
Universal Studios, Chicago, November 20 & 21, 1958.

CD 2 [1-8]: MY FAIR LADY LOVES JAZZ

BILLY TAYLOR, piano
EARL MAY, bass
ED THIGPEN, drums;
Orchestra conducted & arranged by QUINCY JONES feat. GERRY MULLIGAN (bs).
New York, January-February, 1957.

CD 2 [9-12]:

CHET BAKER, trumpet
HERBIE MANN, flute
ZOOT SIMS, tenor & alto sax
PEPPER ADAMS, baritone sax
BOB CORWIN, piano [on 9 & 11]
BILL EVANS, piano [on 10 & 12]
EARL MAY, bass
CLIFFORD JARVIS, drums.
New York, July 21-22, 1959.

CD 2 [13-14]:

BILL HARDMAN, trumpet
JOHNNY GRIFFIN, tenor sax
SAM DOCKERY, piano
SPANKY DeBREST, bass
ART BLAKEY, drums.
Webster Hall, New York, March 13, 1957.

CD 2 [15]:

COLEMAN HAWKINS, tenor sax
TOMMY FLANAGAN, piano
MAJOR HOLLEY, bass
EDDIE LOCKE, drums.
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, August 16, 1962.

INCLUDES 24-PAGE BOOKLET

CD 1. TOTAL TIME: 76:40 Min.

01 GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME
02 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE
03 I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE
04 WOULDN’T IT BE LOVERLY?
05 ASCOT GAVOTTE
06 SHOW ME
07 WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK
08 I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT
09 I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE
10 GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME
11 SHOW ME
12 I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT
13 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE
14 WOULDN’T IT BE LOVERLY
15 THE RAIN IN SPAIN

CD 2: TOTAL TIME: 78:13

01 SHOW ME
02 I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE
03 WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK
04 THE RAIN IN SPAIN
05 GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME
06 WOULDN’T IT BE LOVERLY?
07 I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT
08 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE
09 I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE
10 I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT
11 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE
12 SHOW ME
13 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE
14 I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT
15 WOULDN’T IT BE LOVERLY?