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Isn't It Romantic?

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All Music Guide - John Bush
During the '70s, while most singers of his generation were fading into memory or trying far too hard to fit in with a changing musical landscape, Tony Bennett did something unique: he started his own label and produced a series of surprisingly timeless recordings. Isn't It Romantic? presents 15 of these songs, in a variety of settings, from elegant duets with pianist Bill Evans to small-group songs with a quartet featuring Ruby Braff's Dixiefied trumpet or a trio with Torrie Zito's urbane piano songs with the latter usually including an orchestra. The focus, however, is always on Bennett's voice, and if this material didn't become as renowned as his '50s and '60s recordings, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
During the '70s, while most singers of his generation were fading into memory or trying far too hard to fit in with a changing musical landscape, Tony Bennett did something unique: he started his own label and produced a series of surprisingly timeless recordings. Isn't It Romantic? presents 15 of these songs, in a variety of settings, from elegant duets with pianist Bill Evans to small-group songs with a quartet featuring Ruby Braff's Dixiefied trumpet or a trio with Torrie Zito's urbane piano songs with the latter usually including an orchestra. The focus, however, is always on Bennett's voice, and if this material didn't become as renowned as his '50s and '60s recordings, it's still a treasure of standards sung by one of the best standards singers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/7/2012
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 888072334632
  • Catalog Number: 33463
  • Sales rank: 103,061

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Make Someone Happy (3:53)
  2. 2 Isn't It Romantic? - George Barnes Quartet (3:24)
  3. 3 As Time Goes By - Torrie Zito Trio (3:14)
  4. 4 My Foolish Heart (4:50)
  5. 5 I Could Write a Book - George Barnes Quartet (3:12)
  6. 6 Days of Wine and Roses (2:23)
  7. 7 Dream Dancing (3:48)
  8. 8 The Touch of Your Lips (3:56)
  9. 9 Lover - George Barnes Quartet (3:50)
  10. 10 But Beautiful (3:37)
  11. 11 Young and Foolish (3:54)
  12. 12 We'll Be Together Again (4:38)
  13. 13 My Romance - George Barnes Quartet (3:45)
  14. 14 Lucky To Be Me (3:45)
  15. 15 Life is Beautiful - Torrie Zito Trio (2:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tony Bennett Primary Artist, Vocals
George Barnes Guitar
Ruby Braff Cornet
Bill Evans Piano
Chuck Hughes Drums
Wayne Wright Guitar
Torrie Zito Piano
John Giuffrida Bass
Technical Credits
Henry Mancini Composer
Tony Bennett Producer
Ray Noble Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Don Cody Engineer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Helen Keane Producer
Orrin Keepnews Executive Producer
Frank Laico Engineer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Jule Styne Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Torrie Zito Arranger
Joe Tarantino Mastering
Rachel Gutek Art Direction
Astaire Composer
Bernstein Composer
Herman Hupfeld Composer
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