Something Wonderful (Bonus Tracks) CD (2004)

Artist: Nancy Wilson

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Product Overview


Label Blue Note
SKU 60631571
UPC 724359707327
UPC 14 00724359707327
Format CD
Release Date 4/20/2004
Author Nancy Wilson
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-Sweet & Lovely
Compilation Appearance Capitol Sings Cole Porter
Compilation Appearance Scores
Compilation Appearance Lady Sings The Blues
Compilation Appearance Tourch Songs
Compilation Appearance Cocktails With Cole Porter
Compilation Appearance Merry Mixmas
Compilation Appearance Jazz Vocalists: Hear & Now
Technical Info
Engineer Hugh Davies; Hugh Davies
Producer Dave Cavanaugh; Tom Morgan
CatalogID 97073
Lable Name Blue Note (Label)
Released 04/20/2004
Original Release 1960
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 29m : 57s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724359707327
Musical Guests
Ben Webster
Shelly Manne
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Nancy Wilson (vocals); Ben Webster (tenor saxophone); Pete Condoli, Frank Beach, Conrad Gozzo (trumpet); George Roberts, Si Zentner (trombone); Justin Gordon (flute); Emil Richards (vibraphone); Milt Raskin (piano, celeste); Jack Marshall (guitar); Joe Comfort (bass); Shelly Manne (drums).
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, California in May 1960. Includes liner notes by James Gavin.
Personnel: Nancy Wilson (vocals); Nancy Jo Wilson (vocals); Jack Marshall (guitar); Justin Gordon (flute); Ben Webster (tenor saxophone); Manny Klein, Conrad Gozzo , Frank Beach, Pete Candoli (trumpet); George Roberts , Murray McEachern, Si Zentner, Tommy Pederson (trombone); Milt Raskin (piano, celesta); Emil Richards (vibraphone); Shelly Manne (drums).
Audio Remixer: Ron McMaster.
Liner Note Author: James Gavin.
Recording information: Capitol studios, Los Angeles, CA (1960).
Arranger: Billy May.
Nancy Wilson was only 23 years old when this superb album was recorded, yet her soulful, distinctive alto voice sounds as seasoned and sensitive to nuance as a singer twice her age. Overshadowed by the simultaneous release of THE SWINGIN'S MUTUAL (one of Wilson's most popular jazz recordings), and overlooked in her subsequent move to the pop and R&B markets, SOMETHING WONDERFUL is a quintessential slice of Wilson's early--and arguably most significant--work.
There is a laid-back, subtle swing to the orchestral work here (courtesy of celebrated big-band arranger Billy May), and Wilson's readings of the tunes are never overpowered by bombastic playing. Even better is the inclusion of several small-ensemble cuts--like the gently grooving "I Wish You Love," and the heartbreaking story-song "Guess Who I Saw Today"--which feature Ben Webster on tenor and Jack Marshall on guitar. Through all of this, of course, Wilson's charming, seemingly off-handed delivery and blues-steeped timbre make each tune float and shimmy with grace.
Disc 1
1 Teach Me Tonight
2 This Time The Dream's On Me
3 I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life
4 I Wish You Love
5 Guess Who I Saw Today
6 If Dreams Come True
7 What A Little Moonlight Can Do
8 Great City, The
9 He's My Guy
10 Something Happens To Me
11 Call It Stormy Monday
12 Something Wonderful Happens
Product Attributes
Artist Wilson,Nancy
Label Blue Note
Music Format Compact Disc
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