Jazz Singer - (Import CD)
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- Pop Vocal
- Classic Pop Vocals
- Rosemary Clooney
Personnel: Rosemary Clooney (vocals); Duke Ellington (arranger, piano); Martin Berman, Gene Cipriano, Ted Nash (saxophone); Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, Cat Anderson (trumpet); Benny Goodman (clarinet); Milton Weiser (violin); Sidney Brecher (viola); Raoul Sims (cello); Billy Strayhorn, Dick Hyman (piano); Mundell Lowe, Tony Rizzi (guitar); Jimmy Woode (bass); Sam Woodyard, Alvin Stoller, Bobby Donaldson (drums); The Paramount Studio Orchestra, Nelson Riddle Orchestra, The Hi-Lo's, Ray Charles Singers.
Producers: Irwin Townsend, Paul Weston, Mitch Miller.
Compilation producers: Michael Feinstein, Didier C. Deutsch.
Recorded between 1951 and 1957. Includes liner notes by Michael Feinstein.
Rosemary Clooney often worked with arrangers who stressed the pop or cabaret aspects of her singing. Of course, she was also a superb jazz vocalist, and, when paired with artists such as pianist/composer Duke Ellington and clarinetist Benny Goodman, her musical gift shone even brighter.
The serene, melancholy "Memories of You" underscores the affinity shared between Clooney and the Goodman trio. This track begins with Goodman's unembellished reading of the tune. However, when Clooney sings, Goodman and pianist Teddy Wilson answer her with virtuosic countermelodies. On this selection, Clooney sings in a lower key, which adds an extra dose of sultriness to the proceedings. Another significant track is "I'm Checkin' Out, Goombye," which showcases the triple threat of Clooney, Ellington, and Goodman. On this tune, Ellington's arrangement sparkles with rich colors and textures, Goodman's solo is light and whimsical, and Clooney's voice is articulate yet carefree.
- Country of Origin
- Studio / Live
- Mono / Stereo
- Jazz Singer
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] I'll Be Around
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] How About You
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Blues in the Night
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Memories of You
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] I'm Checkin' Out, Goombye
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] What Is There to Say
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Lady Is a Tramp, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Bad News
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Hey Baby
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] It's Bad For Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Touch of the Blues, A
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Together
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Learnin' the Blues
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Doncha Go 'Way Mad
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Sophisticated Lady
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Come Rain or Come Shine
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Goodbye
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