Hot & Cool Heat - Anita O'Day Sings Buddy Bregman & Jimmy Giuffre Arrangements
  • Verve MGV-2000
    Verve MGV-2000
  • Verve MGV-2043
    Verve MGV-2043
  • Verve MGV-8312
    Verve MGV-8312
  • Anita O'Day
    Anita O'Day

Anita O'Day

Hot & Cool Heat - Anita O'Day Sings Buddy Bregman & Jimmy Giuffre Arrangements

Fresh Sound Records

Personnel:
Anita O'Day (vcl), Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli, Jack Sheldon, Tom Reeves (tp), Milt Bernhart, Frank Rosolino, Lloyd Ulyate, Joe Howard, Si Zentner (tb), Bud Shank, Art Pepper, Alan Harding, Les Robinson (as), Stan Getz, Richie Kamuca (ts), Jimmy Giuffre (bs), Paul Smith, André Previn (p), Barney Kessel, Jim Hall (g), Joe Mondragon, George Morrow (b), Alvin Stoller, Mel Lewis (d)

Reference: FSRCD 584

Bar code: 8427328605847

Anita ODay shows in this set why her over-all feeling and delivery mark her as one of the few women in the field who could ever accurately be called a jazz singer. She was a more imaginative singer than her imitators, not merely because she was original, but also because she was much more inventive. Two talented and utterly dissimilar arrangers contributed the imaginatively varied scores for these sessions, the first two by Buddy Bregman, the last three by Jimmy Giuffre.

Reveling in the settingsthe difference between hot and coolAnita ODay has a great time, not only on the swinging tunes, to which she contributes some trademark, zestful, inventive scatting, but also in singing ballads with a sure touch. Backing her, Bregman and Giuffre used some of the finest Hollywood jazzmen, with Stan Getz particularly warm and lyrical on I Never Had a Chance.

These are probably the best jazz sides recorded by Anita ODay in the Fifties, and if you enjoy vocal records in the slightest bit, do yourself a favor and get this one.



01. You're the Top (Cole Porter) 2:24
02. Honeysuckle Rose (Waller-Razaf) 3:13
03. No Moon at All (Mann-Evans) 2:27
04. I'll See You in My Dreams (Jones-Kahn) 2:49
05. I Never Had a Chance (Irving Berlin) 4:22
06. Stompin' at the Savoy (Goodman-Sampson-Webb-Razaf) 3:18
07. Sweet Georgia Brown (Casey-Pinkard) 4:12
08. I Won't Dance (Kern-McHugh-Fields-Hammerstein II-Harbach) 3:25
09. Let's Begin (Kern-Harbach) 2:19
10. Come Rain or Come Shine (Arlen-Mercer) 2:14
11. You're a Clown (Albany-Albany) 2:31
12. Easy Come, Easy Go (Green-Heyman) 3:11
13. A Lover Is Blue (Mundy-Young-Carpenter) 3:01
14. Mack the Knife (Weill-Blitzstein) 3:07
15. Gone with the Wind (Magidson-Wrubel) 3:24
16. Hershey Bar (Johnny Mandel) 2:06
17. My Heart Belongs to Daddy (Cole Porter) 2:52
18. Orphan Annie (P.D.) 2:01
19. The Way You Look Tonight (Kern-Fields) 2:10
20. It Had to Be You (Jones-Kahn) 3:11
21. Hooray for Hollywood (Whiting-Mercer) 2:22

Album details

Sources:
Tracks #1-4, from the album "Anita" (Verve MGV-2000)
Tracks #5-9, from the album "Pick Yourself Up" (Verve MGV-2043)
Tracks #10-21, from the album "Cool Heat" (Verve MGV-8312)

Anita O'Day, sings in all tracks

Personnel on #1-4:
Milt Bernhart, Lloyd Ulyate, Joe Howard, Si Zentner (tb), Paul Smith (p), Barney Kesse (g), Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d).
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, December 8, 1955

Personnel on #5-9:
Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli (tp), Frank Rosolino (tb), Bud Shank (as), Stan Getz (ts), Jimmy Giuffre (bs), André Previn (p), Barney Kessel (g), Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d).
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, December 20, 1956

Personnel on #10-13:
Frank Rosolino (tb), Bud Shank, Alan Harding (fl, as), Jim Hall (g), George Morrow (b), Mel Lewis (d).
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, April 6, 1959

Personnel on #14-17:
Frank Rosolino (tb), Art Pepper, Les Robinson (as), Richie Kamuca (ts), Jimmy Giuffre (bs), George Morrow (b), Mel Lewis (d).
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, April 7, 1959

Personnel on #18-21:
Conte Candoli, Jack Sheldon, Tom Reeves (tp), Frank Rosolino, Gil Falco (tb), Les Robinson (as), Jimmy Giuffre (bs), Jim Hall (g), George Morrow (b), Mel Lewis (d).
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, April 8, 1959

Liner notes: Nat Hentoff / Jordi Pujol
Original sessions produced by Norman Granz

This CD compilation produced by Jordi Pujol
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.
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