It Might As Well Be Swing CD (2014)

Artist: Frank Sinatra

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Label Universal Music Group
SKU 262051096
UPC 602537725878
UPC 14 00602537725878
Format CD
Release Date 4/1/2014
Author Frank Sinatra
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Compilation Appearance Swing
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Compilation Appearance Greatest Songs Of The 1930'S
Compilation Appearance Smooth Jazz
Compilation Appearance Vegas
Compilation Appearance Big Band Best Vol 1
Compilation Appearance Songs Of Bessie Smith:it Don't Mean A
Compilation Appearance Swinging Big Bands Vol 1
Compilation Appearance When Radio Was King:big Band Years
Compilation Appearance Swinging Big Bands
Compilation Appearance Dixieland Swing
Associated Artist/Work Armstrong, Louis
Technical Info
Engineer Lowell Frank
Producer Sonny Burke; Gregg Geller (Reissue)
CatalogID B 002011902
Lable Name Universal
Released 04/01/2014
Original Release 1964
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 27m : 18s
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602537725878
Musical Guests
Quincy Jones
Album Notes and Credits
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).
Includes an interview with arranger/conductor Quincy Jones.
Digitally remastered by Lee Herschberg.
Arranger: Quincy Jones.
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.
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.
Disc 1
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
Product Attributes
Artist Sinatra,Frank
Label Universal Music Group

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