2 LPs ON 1 CD
This release contains the complete original albums Cloud 7 (his first LP ever) and The Beat of My Heart. The later LP appears here in its entirety for the first time ever on CD. These were Bennett’s first collaborations with renowned jazz artists, playing mostly in small groups and including a who’s who of jazz drummers. As a bonus, four rare tunes originally issued on singles.
Featuring Nat Adderley (tp), Al Cohn (ts), Bobby Jaspar, Herbie Mann (fl), Kai Winding (tb), Eddie Costa (vib), Ralph Sharon (p, arr),
John Pisano (g), Chuck Wayne (g), Milt Hinton (b), Chico Hamilton, Art Blakey, Jo Jones (d), Candido Camero, “Sabu” Martínez (perc).
TONY BENNETT, vocals on all tracks
[1-10] Cloud 7
(2-3) & (5-10): Charles Panely (tp), Dave Schildkraut (as), Caesar DiMauro (ts), Harvey Leonard (p)
Chuck Wayne (g), Clyde Lombardi (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d). New York, August 11 & December 22, 1954.
(1) & (4): Charles Panely (tp), Dave Schildkraut (as), Al Cohn (ts), Gene DiNovi (p), Chuck Wayne (g),
Clyde Lombardi (b), Sonny Igoe (d). New York, August 6, 1954.
[11-22]: The Beat of My Heart Arrangements by Ralph Sharon
(15-16) & (19): John Pisani (g), Jimmy Bond (b) Chico Hamilton. New York, June 27, 1957.
(11) & (21): Al Cohn (ts), Nat Adderley (tp), Ralph Sharon (p) Milt Hinton (b), Art Blakey (d).
New York, October 14, 1957.
(12), (18) & (22): Kai Winding, James Dahl, Robert Alexander, Ziskind Lieb (tb), Eddie Costa (vib),
Eddie Safranski (b) Jo Jones (d) New York, October 21, 1957.
(13-14) (17) & (20): Herbie Mann, Bobby Jaspar, William Slapin, Spencer Sinatra (flutes)
Billy Exiner, Candido Camero, Sabu Martínez (d) New York, October 25, 1957.
BONUS TRACKS: (23) (25-26):
Percy Faith (cond, arr) and his Orchestra.
New York, 1953-56 (24) Neal Hefti (cond, arr) and his Orchestra. New York, 1957.
INCLUDES 16 PAGE BOOKLET
01 I Fall In Love Too Easily
02 My Baby Just Cares For Me
03 My Heart Tells Me
04 Old Devil Moon
05 Love Letters
06 My Reverie
07 Give Me The Simple Life
08 While The Music Plays On
09 I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
10 Darn That Dream
11 Let’s Begin
12 Lullaby Of Broadway
13 Let There Be Love
14 Love For Sale
15 Crazy Rhythm
16 The Beat Of My Heart
17 So Beats My Heart For You
18 Blues In The Night
19 Lazy Afternoon
20 Let’s Face The Music And Dance
21 Just One Of Those Things
22 Army Air Corps Song*
23 Rags To Riches**
24 Ca, C’est L’amour**
25 Just In Time**
26 Sing You Sinners**
TOTAL TIME: 74:11
*On CD For The First Time Ever