The Beat of My Heart

The Beat of My Heart

by Tony BennettTony Bennett
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On only his third full-length, 12" LP, Tony Bennett comes up with a concept album, singing against novel percussion arrangements, backed by drummers like Art Blakey, Jo Jones, Chico Hamilton, Billy Exiner, Candido, and Sabu. Several songs feature only drums and flutes. Over this unusual instrumentation, Bennett sings beautifully, giving his usual full-voiced emotion to songs like "Lullaby of Broadway," "Let's Face the Music and Dance," and "Just One of Those Things." This was the first album to give notice that Bennett was more than just another near-operatic, melodramatic pop singer of the early '50s. Here was a man who had jazz chops, musical imagination, and a sense of swing. He was practically a hipster!

Product Details

Release Date: 05/28/2013
Label: Sony Mod
UPC: 0886979568426
catalogNumber: 95684
Rank: 124082

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony Bennett   Primary Artist,Vocals
Nat Adderley   Trumpet
Eddie Costa   Vibes
Chico Hamilton   Drums
Jo Jones   Drums
Herbie Mann   Flute
Ralph Sharon   Piano,Conductor
Eddie Safranski   Bass
Cohn   Tenor Saxophone
Robert Alexander   Trombone
Art Blakey   Drums
Milt Hinton   Bass
John Pisano   Guitar
Spencer Sinatra   Flute
Kai Winding   Trombone
William Slapin   Flute
Jim Dahl   Trombone

Technical Credits

Tony Bennett   Executive Producer
Ralph Sharon   Arranger
Mitch Miller   Producer
Don DeVito   Executive Producer
Frank Laico   Engineer
Ian Grant   Composer
Robert Waller   Engineer
Ham   Producer
Harold Chapman   Engineer
Sean Evans   Art Direction
Lionel Rand   Composer
Jürg Morgenthaler   Composer
T. Borelli   Composer

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