by Tony BennettTony Bennett




What a wonderful idea. This is a compilation album ranging across Tony Bennett's early career, from 1954 to 1967, highlighting some of his more adventurous sessions with jazz musicians, including Count Basie, Herbie Hancock, Herbie Mann, Art Blakey, Stan Getz, and others, and featuring jazz standards like "Green Dolphin Street," along with a healthy dose of Duke Ellington compositions. Bennett not only holds his own, he sounds delighted on every track. The ironic thing, of course, is that Columbia frowned on these kinds of side excursions from his pop career in the '50s. Now, all is forgiven, and this proves an unusually imaginative repackaging that illuminates an important part of Bennett's talent and further contributes to his '80s renaissance. (The album contains a previously unreleased 1964 performance of "Danny Boy" featuring Stan Getz. Originally released as a two-LP set, Jazz was compressed to a 68-minute CD by excising two tracks.)

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972385525
catalogNumber: 723855

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony Bennett   Primary Artist,Vocals
Nat Adderley   Trumpet
Count Basie   Conductor
John Bunch   Piano
Ron Carter   Bass,Bass Guitar
Eddie Costa   Vibes
Stan Getz   Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Green   Guitar
Urbie Green   Trombone
Bobby Hackett   Ukulele
Chico Hamilton   Drums
Herbie Hancock   Piano
Bobby Jaspar   Flute
Elvin Jones   Drums
Thad Jones   Trumpet
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
Herbie Mann   Flute
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Marshall Royal   Saxophone
Ed Shaughnessy   Drums
Klink   Saxophone
Bernie Leighton   Piano
Joe Marsala   Clarinet
Frank Rehak   Trombone
Ralph Sharon   Piano,Conductor
Chuck Wayne   Guitar
Joe Wilder   Trumpet
Ed Jones   Bass Guitar
Harvey Leonard   Piano
Corky Hale   Harp
Willie Mitchell   Saxophone
Cohn   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Robert Alexander   Trombone
Wayne Andre   Trombone
Danny Bank   Saxophone
Art Blakey   Drums
James E. Bond   Bass
Eddie Caine   Saxophone
Candido Camero   Bongos,Drums
Henry Coker   Trombone
Don Costa   Conductor
Wendell Culley   Trumpet
Wendell P. Cully   Trumpet
Caesar DiMauro   Saxophone
William Exiner   Drums
Frank Foster   Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes   Saxophone
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Hal Gaylor   Bass,Bass Guitar
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Albert T. Grey   Trombone
Sol Gubin   Drums
Milt Hinton   Bass,Bass Guitar
Dick Hixson   Trombone
Jerry Sanfino   Saxophone
Clyde Lombardi   Bass,Bass Guitar
Herb Lovelie   Drums
Herb Lovelle   Drums
Irvin "Marky" Markowitz   Trumpet
Sabu Martinez   Drums
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Saxophone
Charles Panely   Trumpet
Sonny Payne   Drums
Romeo Penque   Saxophone
John Pisano   Guitar
Benjamin Powell   Trombone
Dave Schildkraut   Saxophone
Doc Severinsen   Trumpet
Zoot Sims   Saxophone
Spencer Sinatra   Flute
Billy Slapin   Flute
Joe Soldo   Flute
Bob Tricarico   Tenor Horn,Tenor Saxophone,Tenor (Vocal)
Vincent D. Vittorio   Flute
Frank Wess   Saxophone
Chauncey Welsch   Trombone
Snooky Young   Trumpet
William Elton   Trombone
William Slapin   Flute
William Mitchell   Saxophone
Louis Martinez   Drums

Technical Credits

Ralph Burns   Arranger,Director
Irving Mills   Composer
Ralph Sharon   Arranger
Chuck Wayne   Arranger
Frank Abbey   Engineer
Benny Carter   Composer
Will Bronson Chorus   Contributor
Don Costa   Arranger
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Marian Evans   Arranger
Bernie Glow   Orchestra Director
James Isaacs   Producer,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Jimmy Maxwell   Orchestra Director
Joe McEwen   Producer,Reissue Producer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
W. Eugene Smith   Cover Photo
Lupin Fein   Composer
Eddie Heim   Composer
Frederick Edward Weatherly   Composer
Marshall Barer   Composer
Robert Burns   Orchestra Director

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