The 1964 Orchestra Recordings
Lone Hill Jazz
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Arrangements by Peter Matz and Don Sebesky
Includes two complete LPs on 1 CD: "Second To None" (1965) and "Haven't We Met?" (1965). plus a bonus track "Alfie" not included on the original LP of "Second To None" but included here to complete the session.
Tracks 1-13: Carmen McRae with Peter Matz and orchestra: "Second to None": Personnel: John Bello (tp), John Messner, Charles Small, Chauncey Welsch (tb); Tony Studd (b-tb), Ray Alonge, Dick Berg, Jimmy Buffington (fhr), Phil Bodner (fl, a-fl, cl, oboe), Shelly Gold (fl, a-fl, oboe), Barry Galbraith (g), Norman Simmons (p), Richard Davis, Victor Sproles (b); Archie Freeman (d), George Devens, Phil Kraus (perc), Gene Bianco (harp) plus 10 violins, 4 violas and 4 cellos. Recorded in studio, New York, August, 1964.
Tracks: 1. In Love in Vain, 2. Where Did It Go? (Manha de Carnaval), 3. The Music That Makes Me Dance, 4. Because You're Mine, 5. Too Good, 6. Once Upon a Summertime, 7. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, 8. Cloudy Morning, 9. Blame It on My Youth, 10. Winter in May, 11. My Reverie, 12. And I Love Him, 13. Alfie (Bonus Track).
Tracks 14-25: Carmen McRae with Don Sebesky and his orchestra: "Haven't We Met?"
Personnel: Burt Collins, Mel Davis, Bernie Glow, Jimmy Maxwell, Jimmy Nottingham (tp); Wayne Andre, Bill Watrous (tb); Paul Faulise, Tony Studd (b-tb), Don Butterfield (tu), Ray Alonge, Dick Berg, Jimmy Buffington, Earl Chapin (fhr), Phil Bodner (fl, a-fl, cl, oboe, pic, as, ts), Leon Cohgen (fl, a-fl, oboe, pic, as, ts), Charlie Mariano (fl, cl, as), Stan Webb, (fl, a-fl, oboe, pic, cl, as, ts), Barry Galbraith (g), Norman Simmons (p), Richard Davis, Art Davis (b), Mel Lewis, Ed Shaughnessy (d), Doug Allen, Phil Kraus (perc), Margret Ross (harp) plus 12 violins and 4 cellos. Recorded in studio, New York, 1964.
Tracks: 14. Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries, 15. Who Can I Turn To?, 16. He Loves Me, 17. Sweet Georgia Brown, 18. Don't Ever Leave Me, 19. Gentleman Friend, 20. Haven't We Met?, 21. It Shouldn't Happen to a Dream, 22. Limehouse Blues, 23. I'm Foolin' Myself, 24. Love Is a Night Time Thing, 25. Fools and Lovers.
Total Time: 73:14 mins.