If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set

If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set

by Tony BennettTony Bennett


Employing Sinatra arranger Don Costa, Tony Bennett put together a concept album similar to Sinatra's Come Fly with Me. Travel was the loose theme that united Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Song of the Jet" (set in Rio de Janeiro, a photograph of which graces the album cover), "Fly Me to the Moon," and the title song, a Leslie Bricusse-Cyril Ornadel tune from the show Pickwick that was Bennett's latest hit single. There were also two songs from the Richard Rodgers-Stephen Sondheim musical Do I Hear a Waltz?, which was set in Venice. Other sections might not justify the flight theme -- Duke Ellington's "Love Scene" was given a "destination" of Harlem on the back cover, and that neighborhood is on no known flight plan -- but with such high-quality material, it was hard to complain.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/28/2013
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0888837331128
catalogNumber: 373311

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony Bennett   Primary Artist
Ralph Sharon   Piano
Cohn   Tenor Saxophone
Don Costa   Conductor
Hal Gaylor   Bass
Billy Exiner   Drums

Technical Credits

Lalo Schifrin   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Peggy Lee   Composer
Cy Coleman   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Gene Lees   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Ernie Altschuler   Producer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Don Costa   Arranger
Jacques Demy   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Bart Howard   Composer
Cyril Ornadel   Composer
Clifford Burwell   Composer

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