180-Gram Colored Virgin Vinyl
Includes 2 Bonus Tracks
PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ
"The following decade would see his comeback to stardom, and Sinatra-Basie remains one of the highlights of that period. In this summit meeting, the iconic sonority of Basie’s orchestra is sublimated by Neal Hefti’s arrangements, while Sinatra, impeccable from start to finish, draws from the prodigious energy of the horns, strings and drums of this triumphant big band a simply irresistible elegance."
1 PENNIES FROM HEAVEN 3:29
2 PLEASE BE KIND 2:43
3 (LOVE IS) THE TENDER TRAP 2:36
4 LOOKING AT THE WORLD THRU ROSE COLORED GLASSES 2:32
5 MY KIND OF GIRL 4:37
6 PENNIES FROM HEAVEN [1956 version] 2:41*
1 I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU 3:30
2 NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT 2:37
3 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES 4:26
4 I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER 2:36
5 I WON’T DANCE 4:09
6 NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT 2:21*
FRANK SINATRA, vocals
COUNT BASIE, piano & conductor
The Count Basie Orchestra
Al Aarons, Sonny Cohn, Thad Jones, Al Porcino, Fortunatus “Fip” Ricard (tp), Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Rufus Wagner (tb),
Marshal Royal (cl, as), Frank Wess (as, fl, ts), Eric Dixon (ts, fl), Frank Foster (ts), Charlie Fowlkes (bar), Freddie Green (g),
Buddy Catlett (b), Sonny Payne (d).
Los Angeles, October 2 & 3, 1962.
Arrangements by NEAL HEFTI
Original sessions produced by FRANK SINATRA
*BONUS TRACKS (A6 & B6):
FRANK SINATRA (vocals), orchestra conducted & arranged by NELSON RIDDLE. Hollywood, January 10 (A6) & November 20 (B6), 1956.