Nice 'n' Easy: Celebrating Sinatra

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Originally issued on CD in 2000 under the title Route 66: That Nelson Riddle Sound, when it reappeared two years later as an SACD, the title, cover, and emphasis had shifted to a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Even Sinatra-phile Will Friedwald's literate liner notes were rewritten to conform to this new priority. In a way, that's an ironic reflection on the way Riddle was treated during his life, just a mere handmaiden to the Colossus of American Song. And frankly -- pardon the pun -- one suspects it was done to boost a more saleable name over the other, for the album clearly was conceived as a Riddle tribute that happens to include some songs he did with Sinatra. Whatever...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Super Audio CD)
  • All (2) from $33.19   
  • New (2) from $33.19   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$33.19
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(216)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
AUDIO CD New 089408053207 NEW/SEALED & Perfect 4 Gift Giving-ADD TO CART ~~~ and Make Someone's Day a Special One: -)

Ships from: Geneva, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$61.50
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(762)

Condition: New
Brand New item! Ships from California. Tracking will be provided for every domestic order within the USA.

Ships from: Irvine, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Originally issued on CD in 2000 under the title Route 66: That Nelson Riddle Sound, when it reappeared two years later as an SACD, the title, cover, and emphasis had shifted to a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Even Sinatra-phile Will Friedwald's literate liner notes were rewritten to conform to this new priority. In a way, that's an ironic reflection on the way Riddle was treated during his life, just a mere handmaiden to the Colossus of American Song. And frankly -- pardon the pun -- one suspects it was done to boost a more saleable name over the other, for the album clearly was conceived as a Riddle tribute that happens to include some songs he did with Sinatra. Whatever the marketing department shenanigans, the album works because the medium was right and the conductor is sympathetic to the idiom. Riddle wrote many of his classic charts for a big band with strings -- which is precisely what the Cincinnati Pops are here. Kunzel's arrangers take Riddle's arrangements pretty much as he left them; expanding them for full orchestra, assigning the vocal parts to various instrumentalists, and using his long experience with symphonic jazz fusions -- and a few well-placed ringers -- Kunzel gets them to swing. You wait anxiously for the mother of all Riddle masterpieces, "I've Got You Under My Skin," to fall on its face, and yet it comes off really well, with another Sinatra-phile, tenor saxophonist Ken Peplowski, putting his own spin on the tune in place of the Chairman. The title track is another good one, with trombonist Jim Pugh amiably filling the vocal hole. One slight disappointment is "Summer Wind," which lacks the jazzy electronic organ that made that chart such a seductive Riddle attempt to connect with the swinging '60s. Besides Sinatra, the disc also touches upon one of Riddle's charts for Judy Garland, "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart," and several numbers that he recorded under his own name, including a sprightly "Get Happy" enlivened by Randy Sandke's superb muted trumpet. Few may recall that Riddle had a number one hit on his own, "Lisbon Antigua," that was on jukeboxes all over the land in 1956; that's here, too, sounding like a gleaming facsimile of the original, minus the voices. The sound is staggeringly clear and powerful, as fine for its time as the Riddle/Sinatra records were in theirs.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2001
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408053207
  • Catalog Number: 60532

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Night and Day - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (3:57)
  2. 2 Zing Went the Strings of My Heart - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (3:28)
  3. 3 September in the Rain - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (3:20)
  4. 4 You and the Night and the Music - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (3:38)
  5. 5 I've Got You Under My Skin - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (3:45)
  6. 6 Let's Face the Music and Dance - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (2:29)
  7. 7 Summer Wind - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (2:44)
  8. 8 I Get Along Without You Very Well - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (3:17)
  9. 9 Nice 'N' Easy - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (2:43)
  10. 10 The Lady Is a Tramp - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (3:22)
  11. 11 Get Happy - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (2:51)
  12. 12 What's New? - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (4:23)
  13. 13 I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You) - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (2:51)
  14. 14 Let Yourself Go - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (3:21)
  15. 15 You Are My Lucky Star - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (2:31)
  16. 16 Lisbon Antiqua - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (2:27)
  17. 17 Brother John - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (2:33)
  18. 18 Route 66 - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (2:05)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Erich Kunzel Primary Artist
Ken Peplowski Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Rick Baptist Trumpet
Mike Berkowitz Drums
Jim Pugh Trombone
Randy Sandke Trumpet
Julie Spangler Piano
Rich Jensen Vibes
Don Baldini Bass
Cincinnati Pops Big Band Track Performer
Technical Credits
Michael Bishop Engineer
Chick Corea Composer
Will Friedwald Liner Notes
Henry Mayer Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Nelson Riddle Arranger, Composer
Jack Renner Engineer
Robert Woods Producer
Robert Friedrich Engineer
Anilda Carrasquillo Art Direction, Cover Design
John Windt Engineer
Hans Bradtke Composer
Steven R. Reineke Arranger, Orchestration
J. Price Arranger, Orchestration
Thomas C. Moore Mastering
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously