Reference: DRCD 11276
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. Over the Rainbow - Ben Webster Quartet
02. A Sleepin' Bee - Johnny Hartman & All-Stars Quintet
03. One for My Baby - Billie Holiday All Stars
04. Let's Fall in Love - Eddie Heywood Trio
05. Get Happy - Kenny Burrell Quintet
06. As Long As I Live - June Christy & Pete Rugolo Orchestra
07. Come Rain or Come Shine - Jimmy Giuffre
08. Blues in the Night - Quincy Jones Orchestra
09. It's Only A Paper Moon - Nat King Cole Trio & Harry Sweets Edison
10. Out of this World - Gerry Mulligan Orchestra
11. Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe - Peggy Lee & Frank Sinatra Orchestra
12. My Shining Hour - John Coltrane Quartet
13. When the Sun Comes Out - Nancy Wilson & Jimmy Jones Orchestra
14. I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues - Art Tatum
15. That Old Black Magic - Bobby Hackett Orchestra
16. I've Got the World on A String - Ruby Braff & Ellis Larkins
17. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive - Harold Arlen & Orchestra
18. Ill Wind - Charlie Shavers & Sy Oliver Orchestra
19. Stormy Weather - Lena Horne & Lennie Hayton Big Band
20. Last Night When We Were Young - Frank Sinatra & Nelson Riddle Orchestra
21. Over the Rainbow - Donald Byrd, Gigi Gryce & Tommy Flanagan
Total time: 79:08 min.