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Cy Coleman

Cool Coleman

Blue Moon Jazz

Cy Coleman (p), Aaron Bell (b), Charlie Smith (d)

Reference: BMCD 1614

Bar code: 8427328016148

"Cy Coleman did have small impact on jazz scene, but his major importance comes as composer and force in theater. He had a recital at Steinway Hall at the age of six, and was playing Manhattan super clubs at 17. Coleman formed a trio in 1948 while still a student at New York College of Music. He began to attract attention with two hit singles he wrote done by Frank Sinatra in the '50s; "Try to Change Me Now" and "Witchcraft." He also penned "Firefly" for Tony Bennett in 1958. The musical "Wildcat" which he did with lyricist Carolyn Leigh starred Lucille Ball in 1960. Then came string of stage successes, including "Little Me," "Sweet Charity" and "Seesaw." Since then, Coleman's had other stage hits, notably "Barnum." He's also had songs featured in films, covered by Barbra Streisand and many others. Coleman has also periodically recorded albums. Mark Murphy did and LP of Coleman material in 1977."

Ron Wynn -All Music Guide

01. Jazz Mambo (Coleman) 2:24
02. Witchcraft (Coleman) 3:11
03. Hooray For Love (Arlen) 2:56
04. Isn't It Romantic? (Rodgers) 4:45
05. You Fascinate Me So (Coleman) 3:09
06. Gypsy In My Soul (Boland) 2:47
07. Alley Cats (Coleman) 2:43
08. Foggy Day (Gershwin) 4:49
09. Sing You Sinners (Harling) 4:38
10. Bess, You Is My Woman (Gershwin) 3:21
11. I Want To Be Happy (Youmans) 3:17

Album details

Originally issued as Westminster (WST 15001)

Cy Coleman (piano), Aaron Bell (bass), Charlie Smith (drums).
Recorded in New York City, 1958

Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

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