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Format: CD
Sku: 262051096
UPC: 602537725878
UPC 14: 00602537725878
Release Date: 4/1/2014
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Fly Me Too the Moon
2. I Wish You Love
3. I Believe In You [From the Broadway Show "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying"]
4. More (Theme From Mondo Cane)
5. I Can't Stop Loving You
6. Hello, Dolly! [From the Broadway Show "Hello, Dolly!"]
7. I Wanna Be Around
8. Best Is Yet To Come, The
9. Good Life, The
10. Wives and Lovers

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Frank Sinatra (vocals); Count Basie (piano); Quincy Jones (conductor); Freddie Green (guitar); Gerald Vinci, Israel Baker, Jacques Gasselin, Thelma Beach Bonnie Douglas, Marshall Sosson, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman, Paul Sure, James Getzoff (violins); Virginia Majewski, Paul Robyn, Alvin Dinkin, Stu Harris (violas); Edgar Lustgarten, Ann Goodman (cellos); Frank Foster, Charles Fowlkes, Marshal Royal, Frank Wess, Eric Dixon (reeds); Al Porcino, Don Rader, Wallace Davenport, Al Aarons, George Cohn, Harry "Sweets" Edison (trumpets); Henry Coker, Grover Mitchell, Bill Hughes, Henderson Chambers, Kenny Shroyer (trombones); Emil Richards (vibes); George Catlett (bass); Sonny Payne (drums).
Muze PNote Includes an interview with arranger/conductor Quincy Jones.
Muze PNote Digitally remastered by Lee Herschberg.
Muze PNote Arranger: Quincy Jones.
Muze PNote Conceived as a follow-up to the previous year's successful SINATRA-BASIE, IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SWING pairs Frank Sinatra with Count Basie's ever-swinging band of the early sixties. Quincy Jones handles the arranging chores this time around, providing a hard driving contrast to the light-footed, intellectual Neal Hefti, who had arranged the previous session. Song choices like "More" and "Hello Dolly" reflect the hits of the day but they receive the royal treatment anyway. "Hello Dolly" effortlessly mutates into a spirited tribute to Louis Armstrong, so its inclusion is more than justified. Sinatra even goes so far as to "challenge" Ray Charles by taking the country/ soul approach to "I Can't Stop Loving You," bringing it off in characteristic style.
Muze PNote Frank must have had other singers on his mind around this time, or at least their hits. He covers no less than four songs associated with Tony Bennett--"I Wanna Be Around," "Fly Me To The Moon," "The Good Life" and "The Best Is Yet To Come"--good songs all, and Sinatra's versions compare favorably with Bennett's definitive versions. The Basie band is superb of course, with Basie's piano much in evidence.

Producer: Sonny Burke; Gregg Geller (Reissue)

Engineer: Lowell Frank

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Quincy Jones

Compilation Appearances

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Associated Artists and Works

Armstrong, Louis
The Basie Bunch: Too Marvelous For Words ~ Artists, Various
Bashung, Alain
Bennett, Tony
Brewer, Teresa
Coltrane, John
Count Basie Swings - Joe Williams Sings ~ Count Basie With Joe Williams
Crosby, Bing
Ellington Edward Kennedy
Ellington, Duke
First Time! The Count Meets the Duke ~ Ellington, Duke
A Classy Pair ~ Fitzgerald, Ella
A Perfect Match ~ Fitzgerald, Ella
Goodman, Benny
Tribute To Count Basie ~ Harris, Gene
Tribute to Count Basie ~ Harris, Gene
Hendricks, Jon
Jones, Quincy
Krupa, Gene
McGriff, Jimmy
Miller, Glenn
Mills Brothers
Mills Brothers (The)
Moten, Bennie
Prysock, Arthur
Quincy Jones-Sammy Nestico Orch
Basie & Beyond ~ Quincy Jones-Sammy Nestico Orch
Quinichette, Paul
Randy Reinhardt
Reinhart, Randy
Rich, Buddy
Sinatra, Frank
Smith, Keely
Starr, Kay
Terry, Clark
The Modern Jazz Quartet
Turner, Big Joe
Valente, Caterina
Too Marvelous for Words ~ Various Artists
Vaughan, Sarah
Volenta, Carolina
Williams, Joe
Young, Lester

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/01/2014
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1964
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : B 002011902
Music Label Name Label : Universal
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602537725878

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Sinatra,Frank
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
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