tony Bennett - Best Of The Improv Recordings (CD)

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Categories
JazzMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Pop Vocal
  3. Show Vocals
Copy Control
No
Number of Items
1
Title
The Best of the Improv Recordings
Media
CD
BarCode
888072329553
Country of Origin
USA
Label
Naxos
Distributor
Universal Distribution
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Barcode
888072329553
Previews
Mojo (Publisher) (p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n excellent overview of the 10 LPs Bennett cut in the '70s..."
Country
Genre
Jazz
Release Date
11 July 2011
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] This Can't Be Love
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Make Someone Happy
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Isn't It Romantic?
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Life Is Beautiful
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Blue Moon
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Thou Swell
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] You Don't Know What Love Is
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] My Romance
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Lady Is a Tramp, The
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] You Must Believe in Spring
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Reflections
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] I Could Write a Book
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Maybe September
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] As Time Goes By
  15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] While We're Young
  16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Notes

Liner Note Author: Will Friedwald.
Recording information: CBS Recording Studios, New York, NY (05/13/1977-05/14/1977); Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA (05/13/1977-05/14/1977); New York, NY (05/13/1977-05/14/1977); Statler Hilton Hotel "Downtown Club", Buffalo, NY (05/13/1977-05/14/1977); CBS Recording Studios, New York, NY (07/12/1973); Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA (07/12/1973); New York, NY (07/12/1973); Statler Hilton Hotel "Downtown Club", Buffalo, NY (07/12/1973); CBS Recording Studios, New York, NY (07/16/1973); Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA (07/16/1973); New York, NY (07/16/1973); Statler Hilton Hotel "Downtown Club", Buffalo, NY (07/16/1973); CBS Recording Studios, New York, NY (09/1976); Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA (09/1976); New York, NY (09/1976); Statler Hilton Hotel "Downtown Club", Buffalo, NY (09/1976).
Photographer: Tom Copi.
Improv was a label started by Tony Bennett and businessman Bill Hassett. Bennett was fed up with the suits at Columbia Records, who were trying to make him sing rock & roll. When his contract expired at the beginning of the 1970s, he and Hassett formed a label to help him realize his aesthetic ambitions, and Improv was born. Bennett recorded five albums for the label between 1973 and 1977 before it went bankrupt. These recordings may not have sold well -- due largely to distribution problems -- but all of them were critically acclaimed. On these sides, Bennett is in awesome company throughout, with talent ranging from Bill Evans and Earl Hines to Ruby Braff to Marian McPartland to Buddy Tate and Charlie Byrd. Selections come from the original albums Tony Bennett Sings 10 Rodgers & Hart Songs, Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers & Hart, Tony Bennett and Bill Evans Together Again (this was the follow-up to the Fantasy set entitled The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album, and is easily the better of the two), Life Is Beautiful, and Tony Bennett with the McPartlands and Friends Make Magnificent Music. Although collectors will opt for the completist box set (The Complete Improv Recordings), this is a good summation of a restlessly original artist during the biggest gamble of his professional career. ~ Thom Jurek

Date Released
2011-06-01 00:00:00
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Mixed
Video Disabled
0
Performer
Tony Bennett
Producer
Nick Phillips (Compilation)
Artists
  1. Bennett, Tony
Duration
49m 10s
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