Johnny Mathis [Columbia]

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A straight-up reissue of Johnny's debut album from 1956. Often referred to as "the jazz album," it features Mathis backed by legends like J.J. Johnson, Buck Clayton, John Lewis, Art Framer, Milt Hinton, and Ray Brown, with arrangements from Gil Evans, Ted Macero, and Manny Albam. Although much extra material was recorded at these sessions, all of the unused masters were destroyed. Only "I'm Glad There Is You" survived, and is added here as a bonus track. Although Mathis swings comfortably on these sides, the fit wasn't a good one, and the album wasn't a commercial success. Producer Mitch Miller moved him over to the pop field with his next ...
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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
A straight-up reissue of Johnny's debut album from 1956. Often referred to as "the jazz album," it features Mathis backed by legends like J.J. Johnson, Buck Clayton, John Lewis, Art Framer, Milt Hinton, and Ray Brown, with arrangements from Gil Evans, Ted Macero, and Manny Albam. Although much extra material was recorded at these sessions, all of the unused masters were destroyed. Only "I'm Glad There Is You" survived, and is added here as a bonus track. Although Mathis swings comfortably on these sides, the fit wasn't a good one, and the album wasn't a commercial success. Producer Mitch Miller moved him over to the pop field with his next session, and the rest is history.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/1996
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646489024
  • Catalog Number: 64890

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Mathis Primary Artist, Vocals
Eddie Bert Trombone
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Eddie Costa Piano, Vibes
Herb Ellis Guitar
Art Farmer Trumpet
Hank Jones Piano
John Lewis Piano, Conductor, Leader
Ed Shaughnessy Drums
Wally Cirillo Piano
John LaPorta Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Hal McKusick Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Nick Travis Trumpet
Robert DiDomenica Flute
Bob Prince Bongos, Conductor, Leader, Vibes
Teddy Kotick Bass, Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar
Connie Kay Drums
Manny Albam Conductor, Leader
Danny Bank Flute, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
John Barber Tuba
George Barrow Baritone Saxophone
Raymond Beckenstein Flute
Ray Brown Bass, Bass Guitar
Don Butterfield Tuba
Gil Evans Conductor, Leader
William Exiner Drums
Billy Exner Drums
Barry Galbraith Guitar
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Joe Harris Drums
Milt Hinton Bass, Bass Guitar
J.J. Johnson Trombone
James Johnson Drums
Osie Johnson Drums
Teo Macero Conductor, Leader, Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Maxwell Trumpet
Thomas Mitchell Bass Trombone
Bill Pemberton Bass, Bass Guitar
Janet Putnam Harp
Sol Schlinger Baritone Saxophone
Gunther Schuller French Horn
Harry Schulman Oboe
Phil Woods Alto Saxophone
Gerry Citron Piano
Joe Farris Percussion, Drums
Ben Harrod Oboe
Jack Kreiselman Bass Clarinet
George Nadaf French Horn
James Pellerite Flute
A.J. Sciacca Clarinet
Manuel Zegler Bassoon
Al Richman French Horn
Technical Credits
John Lewis Arranger
Bob Prince Arranger
Manny Albam Arranger
George Avakian Producer
Didier C. Deutsch Liner Notes, Issue Producer
Jimmy Dorsey Composer
Gil Evans Arranger
Frank Laico Engineer
Teo Macero Arranger, Contributor
Paul Mertz Composer
Fred Plaut Engineer
Bob Russell Composer
Robert Waller Engineer
Howard Carter Engineer
Tom "Curly" Ruff Remixing, Mastering
Margarita Lecuona Composer
Bart Howard Composer
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