Stanley Black and his Orchestra

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Pianist Stanley Black's roots were in jazz and the British dance band scene of the 1930s. By the late '40s and early '50s he had settled into a comfortable existence as a composer of film scores and purveyor of lounge and mood music. Dutton Vocalion here presents two of Black's most understated Decca albums, Red Velvet and Music for Romance. Unfortunately this ultra-comfy stuff comes across as stringy Muzak with piano in front. Those who regard this material as a cop-out for a man who made great jazz records with Coleman Hawkins in 1934 should bear in mind the fact that Hawkins too made several albums with strings. Even so, Hawk's orchestral collaborations with Manny ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Pianist Stanley Black's roots were in jazz and the British dance band scene of the 1930s. By the late '40s and early '50s he had settled into a comfortable existence as a composer of film scores and purveyor of lounge and mood music. Dutton Vocalion here presents two of Black's most understated Decca albums, Red Velvet and Music for Romance. Unfortunately this ultra-comfy stuff comes across as stringy Muzak with piano in front. Those who regard this material as a cop-out for a man who made great jazz records with Coleman Hawkins in 1934 should bear in mind the fact that Hawkins too made several albums with strings. Even so, Hawk's orchestral collaborations with Manny Albam, Glenn Osser and Frank Hunter were more substantial than Stanley Black's Red Velvet and Music for Romance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/9/2002
  • Label: Dutton Vocalion Uk
  • UPC: 765387412722
  • Catalog Number: 4127
  • Sales rank: 160,336

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Isn't It Romantic?, song (from film "Love Me Tonight") - Stanley Black (3:37)
  2. 2 I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me - Stanley Black (3:13)
  3. 3 Kiss Me Again, song for voice & orchestra (from "Mlle Modiste") - Stanley Black (2:38)
  4. 4 Lovely to Look At, song (from 1935 film "Roberta") - Stanley Black (2:32)
  5. 5 You Leave Me Breathless - Stanley Black (2:50)
  6. 6 I'm Falling in Love with Someone, song for voice & orchestra (from "Nau - Stanley Black (2:25)
  7. 7 They Say It's Wonderful, song (from "Annie Get your Gun") - Stanley Black (3:04)
  8. 8 Isn't It Heavenly? - Stanley Black (2:32)
  9. 9 I'm Getting Sentimental Over You - Stanley Black (3:17)
  10. 10 Theme - Stanley Black (2:48)
  11. 11 Red Velvet - Stanley Black (2:06)
  12. 12 Sophisticated Lady - Stanley Black (3:04)
  13. 13 May I? (for the film We're Not Dressing) - Stanley Black (2:19)
  14. 14 Would You? (used in the film San Francisco) - Stanley Black (2:14)
  15. 15 You and the Night and the Music - Stanley Black (2:01)
  16. 16 L' heure bleue, song - Stanley Black (2:44)
  17. 17 A Little White Gardenia - Stanley Black (2:09)
  18. 18 Dearly Beloved, song (from the film "You Were Never Lovelier") - Stanley Black (2:28)
  19. 19 Just Let Me Look at You, song (from film "The Joy of Living") - Stanley Black (3:23)
  20. 20 Too Marvelous for Words, song - Stanley Black (2:46)
  21. 21 Moonlight Becomes You - Stanley Black (2:45)
  22. 22 Lovely Lady (for the film of the same name) - Stanley Black (2:10)
  23. 23 Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams, song - Stanley Black (3:19)
  24. 24 Mona Lisa - Stanley Black (2:38)
  25. 25 So Blue - Stanley Black (2:13)
  26. 26 If I Love Again - Stanley Black (2:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stanley Black Orchestra Primary Artist
Stanley Black Indexed Contributor, Leader
Technical Credits
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Franz Koglmann Composer
Clarence Gaskill Composer
David Ades Liner Notes
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