Personnel: Doris Day (vocals); Andre Previn (piano); Red Mitchell (bass); Frank Capp (drums).
Recorded in Hollywood, California. Originally released on Columbia (8552).
Liner Note Author: Irving Townsend.
Recording information: 11/30/1961-12/16/1961.
Recorded late in 1961, this album is a milestone in Doris Day's career -- despite having generated no hits -- as her best long-player (and, by extension, her best CD), and her purest jazz solo album. Cut as a duet with Andr? Previn (with Previn Trio bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Frank Capp providing occasional support), the album presents Day in the most intimate musical setting of her career. Her trademark style of singing works twice as well here as it did on her swing-era and early solo recordings. The repertory includes "Fools Rush In," and Alec Wilder's "Give Me Time," "Falling in Love Again," and a few Previn-authored pieces that hold up magnificently in this company. The CD reissue includes three previously unreleased outtakes, among them even more upbeat renditions of "Fools Rush In" and "Close Your Eyes." And the notes by Will Friedwald are also a treat. Worth tracking down; if you own only one Doris Day non-hits/non-swing-era CD, this is the one. ~ Bruce Eder
Close Your Eyes
Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)
Who Are We To Say
Give Me Time
Wait Till You See Him
My One And Only Love
Falling In Love Again
Close Your Eyes - (alternate take)
Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) - (alternate take)