Frank Sinatra

Sinatra - Basie w/ Count Basie (Colored Vinyl) (350230)

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Sinatra - Basie w/ Count Basie (Colored Vinyl)

Frank Sinatra

20th Century Masterworks

8436563183508

LPS 163754

350230

JAZZ

1

LP 12,39 €

LIMITED EDITION

INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS

CONTAINS NEW SPECIALLY PREPARED LINER NOTES BY PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ’s WRITER BRIAN MORTON AND BY PARIS' PRESTIGIOUS JAZZ MAGAZINE

Sinatra had long since mastered the microphone, which had become his instrument, capable of a full-on roar or a whisper so intimate it seemed to be spoken inside the listener’s head. Tackling things like “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and “I Won’t Dance” took him back to a kind of repertoire he had mastered two decades before. The youthful sheen hadn’t quite left the voice and age hadn’t yet darkened it. Basie wasn’t the greatest sight-reader and may not have played on all the tracks, but his band knew the score and Sinatra-Basie remains a collaboration of great strength and naturalness. - Penguin Jazz to Jazz

The following decade would see his comeback to stardom, and Sinatra-Basie remains one of the highlights of that period. In this summit meeting, the iconic sonority of Basie’s orchestra is sublimated by Neal Hefti’s arrangements, while Sinatra, impeccable from start to finish, draws from the prodigious energy of the horns, strings and drums of this triumphant big band a simply irresistible elegance. Jazz Magazine

PERSONNEL:

  • THE COUNT BASIE OCRCHESTRA :
  • Al Aarons, Sonny Cohn, Thad Jones, Al Porcino, Fortunatus “Fip” Ricard (tp), Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Rufus Wagner (tb), Marshal Royal (cl, as), Frank Wess (as, fl, ts), Eric Dixon (ts, fl), Frank Foster (ts), Charlie Fowlkes (bar), Freddie Green (g), Buddy Catlett (b), Sonny Payne (d).

Los Angeles, October 2 & 3, 1962.

  • (*) BONUS TRACKS (A6 & B6):
  • Frank Sinatra (vocals), orchestra conducted & arranged by Nelson Riddle
  • (Hollywood, January 10 (A6) & November 20 (B6), 1956.

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A:
  • A1 PENNIES FROM HEAVEN
  • A2 PLEASE BE KIND
  • A3 (LOVE IS) THE TENDER TRAP
  • A4 LOOKING AT THE WORLD THRU ROSE COLORED GLASSES
  • A5 MY KIND OF GIRL
  • A6 PENNIES FROM HEAVEN [1956 version] (*)
  • SIDE B:
  • B1 I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
  • B2 NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
  • B3 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES
  • B4 I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER
  • B5 I WON’T DANCE
  • B6 NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
  • [1956 version]