Hoagy Sings Carmichael

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Hoagy Carmichael's last significant recording is a project whose format should have been repeated in later years. Sticking to vocals, Carmichael performs ten of his compositions including "Georgia on My Mind," "New Orleans," "Skylark," "Baltimore Oriole," "Rockin' Chair," and "Lazy River." What is unusual is that he is accompanied by an 11-piece all-star jazz group and that his voice takes its turn with trumpeters Harry "Sweets" Edison and Don Fagerquist, altoist Art Pepper, and pianist Jimmy Rowles. The match up works quite well, for Hoagy's songs have long been viable devices for jazz improvising. [The CD reissue of this unique set adds a previously unreleased ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Hoagy Carmichael's last significant recording is a project whose format should have been repeated in later years. Sticking to vocals, Carmichael performs ten of his compositions including "Georgia on My Mind," "New Orleans," "Skylark," "Baltimore Oriole," "Rockin' Chair," and "Lazy River." What is unusual is that he is accompanied by an 11-piece all-star jazz group and that his voice takes its turn with trumpeters Harry "Sweets" Edison and Don Fagerquist, altoist Art Pepper, and pianist Jimmy Rowles. The match up works quite well, for Hoagy's songs have long been viable devices for jazz improvising. [The CD reissue of this unique set adds a previously unreleased instrumental rendition of "Georgia on My Mind" to the already impressive program.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/29/2000
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 077774686228
  • Catalog Number: 46862
  • Sales rank: 45,375

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Georgia on My Mind - Hoagy Carmichael (3:58)
  2. 2 Winter Moon - Hoagy Carmichael (4:12)
  3. 3 New Orleans - Hoagy Carmichael (3:55)
  4. 4 Memphis in June - Hoagy Carmichael (3:48)
  5. 5 Skylark - Hoagy Carmichael (4:03)
  6. 6 Two Sleepy People - Hoagy Carmichael (4:35)
  7. 7 Baltimore Oriole - Hoagy Carmichael (3:54)
  8. 8 Rockin' Chair - Hoagy Carmichael (2:34)
  9. 9 Ballad in Blue - Hoagy Carmichael (3:07)
  10. 10 Lazy River - Hoagy Carmichael (2:48)
  11. 11 Georgia on My Mind - Hoagy Carmichael (1:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Mandel & His Orchestra Primary Artist
Hoagy Carmichael Piano, Vocals
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Art Pepper Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Rowles Piano, Celeste
Ray Linn Trumpet
Marty Berman Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Conrad Gozzo Trumpet
Irving Cottler Snare Drums
Don Fagerquist Trumpet
Nick Fatool Snare Drums
Al Hendrickson Guitar
Harry Klee Flute, Alto Flute, Alto Saxophone
Johnny Mandel Conductor
Joe Mondragon Bass
Ralph Pena Bass
Technical Credits
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Richard Bock Producer, Engineer
Michael Cuscuna Producer
Johnny Mandel Arranger
Johnny Mercer Composer
William Claxton Cover Photo
George Frazier Liner Notes
Phil Turetsky Engineer
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