Night and Day: The Cole Porter Songbook

Night and Day: The Cole Porter Songbook

by Cole Porter
     
 
With their vast back catalog of classic vocal sides, the Verve label has been releasing a seemingly endless line of songbook collections featuring a who's who of jazz greats. Irving Berlin, Gershwin, Ellington, and Rodgers & Hart have all been feted. Now it's Cole Porter's turn

Overview

With their vast back catalog of classic vocal sides, the Verve label has been releasing a seemingly endless line of songbook collections featuring a who's who of jazz greats. Irving Berlin, Gershwin, Ellington, and Rodgers & Hart have all been feted. Now it's Cole Porter's turn. Over the course of the 17 chestnuts heard here, the likes of Fred Astaire, Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé, Sarah Vaughan, and Billie Eckstine all turn in performances befitting Porter's genius -- and Porter has these talents to thank for enlivening his work like no stage singer ever could. The selections range from lithe and Latinized interpretations by Washington ("I've Got You Under My Skin") and Eckstine ("In the Still of the Night") to nonpareil renditions from Armstrong ("Let's Do It") and Fitzgerald ("Anything Goes"). Adding to these high-profile moments, relative underlings like Anita O'Day, Blossom Dearie, Shirley Horn, Bill Henderson, and Helen Merrill turn in fine performances of their own, with Dearie's "Always True to You in My Fashion" deserving special mention. Whether you are looking for a jazz vocal sampler or a Porter overview, this very enjoyable collection will definitely do the trick.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/1990
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0042284720229
catalogNumber:
847202
Rank:
18675

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cole Porter   Primary Artist
Fred Astaire   Track Performer
David Amram   Conductor
Louie Bellson   Drums
Clifford Brown   Trumpet
Betty Carter   Track Performer
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone,Trumpet
Art Davis   Bass
Blossom Dearie   Track Performer
Billy Eckstine   Track Performer
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Victor Feldman   Vibes
Maynard Ferguson   Trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald   Track Performer
Herb Geller   Alto Saxophone
Bill Henderson   Track Performer
Shirley Horn   Track Performer
Quincy Jones   Conductor
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Mel Lewis   Drums
Melba Liston   T-bone
Billy May   Conductor
Helen Merrill   Track Performer
Gerry Mulligan   Baritone Saxophone
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Cecil Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Art Pepper   Alto Saxophone
Oscar Peterson   Piano,Track Performer
Jerome Richardson   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone
Max Roach   Drums
Spann   Flute,Guitar
Mel Tormé   Vocals,Track Performer
Dinah Washington   Track Performer
Julius Watkins   French Horn
Patti Bown   Piano
Russell Garcia   Conductor
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Ed Thigpen   Drums
Buddy Bregman   Conductor
Stu Martin   Drums
Hal Mooney   Conductor
Curtis Lundy   Bass
Anita O'Day   Track Performer
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Britt Woodman   T-bone
Lewis Nash   Drums
Cohn   Reeds
Sue Allen   Vocals
Louis Armstrong   Track Performer
Danny Bank   Baritone Saxophone
Keter Betts   Bass,Baritone Saxophone
Billie Holiday   Vocals,Track Performer
Ray Brown   Bass
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Eric Dixon   Tenor Saxophone
Paul Faulise   T-bone
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Milt Hinton   Bass
Jack Sheldon   Trumpet
Osie Johnson   Drums
Jimmy Jones   Piano
Junior Mance   Piano
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Marty Paich   Piano,Conductor
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
George Morrow   Bass,Baritone Saxophone
Khalid Moss   Piano
Jimmy Nottingham   Trumpet
Ginny O'Connor   Vocals
Paul Quinichette   Tenor Saxophone
Sarah Vaughan   Track Performer
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Frank Wess   Reeds
Phil Woods   Alto Saxophone
Joe Lopes   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

David Amram   Arranger
Betty Carter   Producer
Quincy Jones   Arranger,Producer
Billy May   Arranger
Russell Garcia   Arranger
Buddy Bregman   Arranger
Hal Mooney   Arranger
Norman Granz   Producer
Jimmy Jones   Arranger
Marty Paich   Arranger
Bob Shad   Producer

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