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Jazz at Midnight [RCA]

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The first of two CDs of ballads put out by RCA that are meant to attenuate that "special mood," this is a hodgepodge collection of music easily available elsewhere. Starting with Sonny Rollins' rendition of "'Round Midnight" and continuing with numbers by Dizzy Gillespie, Cleo Laine, Coleman Hawkins "Sophisticated Lady", Lionel Hampton, Warren Hill a token crossover star, Gerry Mulligan, Clark Terry, James Moody, Lee Konitz, Lena Horne "The Man I Love", Paul Horn and two apiece from Paul Desmond and Chet Baker, all of the music is at slow tempos and features melodic improvising. It succeeds at its intended effect, superior background music...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The first of two CDs of ballads put out by RCA that are meant to attenuate that "special mood," this is a hodgepodge collection of music easily available elsewhere. Starting with Sonny Rollins' rendition of "'Round Midnight" and continuing with numbers by Dizzy Gillespie, Cleo Laine, Coleman Hawkins "Sophisticated Lady", Lionel Hampton, Warren Hill a token crossover star, Gerry Mulligan, Clark Terry, James Moody, Lee Konitz, Lena Horne "The Man I Love", Paul Horn and two apiece from Paul Desmond and Chet Baker, all of the music is at slow tempos and features melodic improvising. It succeeds at its intended effect, superior background music that will not disturb anyone.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/11/1997
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 090266872626
  • Catalog Number: 68726

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 'Round Midnight - Sonny Rollins (4:02)
  2. 2 I Cover the Waterfront - Dizzy Gillespie (2:40)
  3. 3 Here's That Rainy Day - Paul Desmond (5:48)
  4. 4 These Foolish Things - Chet Baker (4:54)
  5. 5 My One and Only Love - Cleo Laine (5:54)
  6. 6 Sophisticated Lady - Coleman Hawkins & His Rhythm (3:10)
  7. 7 I Only Have Eyes for You - Lionel Hampton (3:29)
  8. 8 The Passion Theme - Warren Hill (4:49)
  9. 9 Imagination - Chet Baker (4:52)
  10. 10 The Nearness of You - Gerry Mulligan Quartet (4:32)
  11. 11 Sounds of the Night - Clark Terry Quintet (3:01)
  12. 12 That's My Desire - James Moody (3:08)
  13. 13 These Foolish Things - Lee Konitz (2:36)
  14. 14 The Man I Love - Lena Horne (3:19)
  15. 15 My Funny Valentine - Paul Desmond (3:38)
  16. 16 In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning - Paul Horn Quintet (3:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Horn Bass Flute
Chet Baker Trumpet, Vocals, Track Performer
Bob Brookmeyer Valve Trombone
Ron Carter Bass
Paul Desmond Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet, Track Performer
Jimmy Gourley Guitar
Jim Hall Guitar
Lionel Hampton Vibes, Track Performer
Herbie Hancock Piano
Warren Hill Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Lena Horne Vocals, Track Performer
Bobby Jaspar Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Hank Jones Piano
Lee Konitz Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Cleo Laine Vocals, Track Performer
Pierre Michelot Bass
Red Mitchell Bass
James Moody Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Gerry Mulligan Baritone Saxophone
Sonny Rollins Tenor Saxophone
René Thomas Guitar
Don Bagley Bass
Raymond Fol Piano
Daniel Humair Drums
Stan Levey Drums
Henri Renaud Piano
Arnold Ross Piano
Bill Plummer Bass
Willie Rodriguez Bongos, Conga
Lynn Blessing Vibes
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Ralph Carmichael Conductor
Connie Kay Drums
Percy Heath Bass
Joe Benjamin Bass
Gene Bianco Harp
Lou Bring Conductor
Robbie Buchanan Keyboards
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Don Byas Tenor Saxophone
Gene Cherico Bass
Bill Clark Drums
Clark Terry Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Kenny Clarke Drums
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Johnny Dankworth Reeds
Hubert Fol Alto Saxophone
Rich Girard Bass
Bill Goodwin Drums
Roger Guerin Trumpet
Ellis Hall Background Vocals
Milt Hinton Bass
Frank Isola Drums
Osie Johnson Drums
Vail Johnson Fretless Bass Guitar
Larry Koonse Guitar
Michael Lang Piano
John Leftwich Bass
Pierre Lemarchand Drums
Roy McCurdy Drums
Billy Mackel Guitar
Robert Mann Guitar
George Marge Woodwind
Rick Marotta Drums
Nat Peck Trombone
Benoit Quersin Bass
Mike Renzi Piano
Frank Strazzeri Piano
Toots Thielemans Harmonica
Jean-Paul Mengeon Piano
Clark Terry Quintet Track Performer
Gerry Mulligan Quartet Track Performer
Paul Horn Quintet Track Performer
Amedeo Tommasi Piano
Ray Loeckle Reeds
Robert Doty Woodwind
Albet Richman French Horn
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Stephanie L. Stein Liner Notes
Steve Gates Producer
Hank Hoffman Reissue Producer, Concept
Harry Link Composer
Jack Strachey Composer
Holt Marvell Composer
Mike Sobol Remastering
Scott Johnson Art Direction
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