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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
During his long career, Dick Hyman has recorded a number of albums of solo piano; this one is among his best. Mixing jazz standards with music from the stage and pop tunes, he comes up with innovative approaches to each selection. Of particular interest is the unusually upbeat arrangement of Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child," the driving take of the often very dull pop ballad "The Look of Love," and a lush treatment of "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof. Unfortunately, this LP has long been unavailable since the demise of Monmouth Evergreen, but there is some likelihood that it will reappear in the catalog of George Buck's Collector's Record Club, because he ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
During his long career, Dick Hyman has recorded a number of albums of solo piano; this one is among his best. Mixing jazz standards with music from the stage and pop tunes, he comes up with innovative approaches to each selection. Of particular interest is the unusually upbeat arrangement of Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child," the driving take of the often very dull pop ballad "The Look of Love," and a lush treatment of "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof. Unfortunately, this LP has long been unavailable since the demise of Monmouth Evergreen, but there is some likelihood that it will reappear in the catalog of George Buck's Collector's Record Club, because he acquired the entire label's library during the 1990s. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/21/2003
  • Label: Audiophile
  • UPC: 762247212027
  • Catalog Number: 120

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 God Bless the Child (4:50)
  2. 2 I'll Take Romance (3:40)
  3. 3 I Will Wait for You (4:16)
  4. 4 I Loves You, Porgy (4:33)
  5. 5 The Sheik of Araby (3:49)
  6. 6 The Sheik of Araby (2:44)
  7. 7 Sunrise, Sunset (5:16)
  8. 8 Truckin' (2:26)
  9. 9 Lush Life (5:30)
  10. 10 The Look of Love (4:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dick Hyman Primary Artist, Piano
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Michel Legrand Composer
Sheldon Harnick Composer
Jerry Bock Composer
Billie Holiday Composer
Bill Borden Producer, Liner Notes
Jacques Demy Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Arthur Herzog Jr. Composer
Harry Beasley Smith Composer
Ted Snyder Composer
Fred Christie Engineer
DuBose Heyward Composer
Francis Wheeler Composer
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