Great Jazz Vocalists Sing the Gershwin Songbook

Great Jazz Vocalists Sing the Gershwin Songbook


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Great Jazz Vocalists Sing the Gershwin Songbook

In the pantheon of jazz singers, the great tunes of George and Ira Gershwin have always been favorites. Special vocalists can make these compositions their own, elevating each number by the way they phrase, emote, or interpret without reinterpreting. That innate ability to take a well-worn standard and invigorate it is well documented within these 16 tracks. Easily among the highlights are Nat King Cole's "Embraceable You," Carmen McRae's "The Man I Love," Dakota Staton's "A Foggy Day," Johnny Hartman's "How Long Has This Been Going On?," Nina Simone's forever classic "Summertime," the lesser-known "Love Walked In" by Abbey Lincoln, and Mel Tormé's fun and funny "Do Do Do." You also get two tracks from Sarah Vaughan, who had a singular command of Gershwin like nobody else. This is a solid collection of vocal magic from top to bottom, and can be recommended to all.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/1992
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0077778050629
catalogNumber: 80506

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lalo Schifrin   Conductor
June Christy   Track Performer
Peggy Lee   Vocals,Track Performer
Nina Simone   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Nancy Wilson   Track Performer
Chet Baker   Track Performer
Bob Cooper   Conductor,Oboe,Tenor Saxophone
Russ Freeman   Piano
Jim Hall   Guitar
Bill Holman   Conductor
Hank Jones   Piano
Jonah Jones   Trumpet
Mel Lewis   Drums
Joe Pass   Guitar
Annie Ross   Track Performer
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Bud Shank   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Dakota Staton   Track Performer
Mel Tormé   Track Performer
Gerald Wilson   Conductor
Jack Wilson   Piano
David Allyn   Track Performer
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Beverly Kenney   Track Performer
Don Lamond   Bongos
Abbey Lincoln   Track Performer
Monty Budwig   Bass
Red Callender   Tuba
Nat King Cole   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
John Collins   Guitar
Don Costa   Conductor
Kenny Dennis   Drums
Johnny Hartman   Track Performer
Albert "Tootie" Heath   Drums
Ed Leddy   Trumpet
Carmen McRae   Vocals,Track Performer
Bob Neal   Drums
Frank Rosolino   Trombone
Sarah Vaughan   Track Performer
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone
Carson Smith   Bass
Todd Sommer   Bongos
Jimmy Bond   Bass
Rudy Traylor   Conductor
Charlie Harris   Bass

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Lalo Schifrin   Arranger
Bob Cooper   Arranger
Bill Holman   Arranger
Gerald Wilson   String Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Ralph Burns   Arranger,Director
Richard Bock   Producer
Sonny Burke   Contributor
Don Costa   Arranger
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Arranger
Teddy Reig   Producer
Tom Morgan   Producer
Lee Gillette   Producer
Benny Carter & His Orchestra   Contributor

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