Reference: DRCD 11274
This new Great American Composers series is dedicated to the Songbooks of the most famous American author s of songs and musical comedies.
The series includes ten CDs devoted to the most important composers and lyricists in the Twenty Century musical history of American Popular Music. From Cole Porter to George Gershwin, all the 10 outstanding names from this collection provide substantial primary material from the great jazz figures improvisations.
Each CD includes a selection of the most representative works of the songbook of each author, opening and closing with different and outstanding versions of the songs that entitle the album.
The comprehensive liner notes include a biography of the protagonist, track listings with commentaries about the history of each song and about the performers of the different versions.
A fascinating panorama of the American Popular Music painted by great jazz and jazzy players.
01. Night and Day - Stan Getz & Bill Evans Quartet
02. Always True to You in My Fashion - Peggy Lee & George Shearing Sextet
03. I've Got You Under My Skin - Bill Evans & Jim Hall
04. My Heart Belongs to Daddy - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet
05. I Get A Kick Out of You - Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson Trio
06. Easy to Love - Billie Holiday & Charlie Shavers
07. Get Out of Town - Roland Kirk Quartet
08. After You, Who? - Helen Merrill & Orchestra
09. What Is This Thing Called Love? - Charlie Parker & Orchestra
10. All of You - Annie Ross & Gerry Mulligan Quartet
11. I Love You - Oscar Peterson Trio & Orchestra
12. Easy to Love - Sonny Stitt Quartet
13. Anything Goes - Tony Bennett & Count Basie Orchestra
14. I Concentrate On You - Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach Sextet
15. Love for Sale - Al Cohn & Zoot Sims Quintet
16. At Long Last Love - Barbara Carroll Trio
17. You're the Top - Jean Turner & Stan Kenton Orchestra
18. In the Still of the Night - Billy Eckstine & Quincy Jones Orchestra
19. Begin the Beguine - Coleman Hawkins & Oscar Peterson Quartet
20. Just One of Those Things - Nat King Cole & Nelson Riddle Orchestra
21. It's All Right with Me - Dinah Shore & Red Norvo Quintet
22. Night and Day - Ella Fitzgerald & Buddy Bregman Orchestra
Total time: 78:44 min.