Frank Sinatra’s ‘Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First’ is his first a studio album with the Count Basie Orchestra, recorded on October 2–3, 1962 by Reprise.
Track Listing : 1.Pennies From Heaven (Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke) – 03:29 . 2.Please Be Kind (Saul Chaplin, Sammy Cahn) – 02:43 . 3.(Love Is) The Tender Trap (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 02:37 . 4.Looking At The World Through Rose Colored Glasses (Jimmy Steiger, Tommy Mailie) – 02:32 . 5.My Kind Of Girl (Leslie Bricusse) – 04:37 . 6.I Only Have Eyes For You (Harry Warren, Al Dubin) – 03:31 . 7.Nice Work If You Can Get It (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 02:37 . 8.Learnin’ The Blues (Dolores Vicki Silvers) – 04:25 . 9.I’M Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter (Fred Ahlert, Joe Young) – 02:36 . 10.I Won’T Dance (Jerome Kern, Jimmy Mchugh, Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Dorothy Fields, Otto Harbach) – 04:07
Musicians : Frank Sinatra – Vocals . The Count Basie Orchestra – Band . Count Basie – Piano . Buddy Catlett – Bass . Marshall Royal – Clarinet, Sax (Alto), Saxophone . Sonny Payne – Drums . Frank Wess – Flute, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Saxophone . Eric Dixon – Flute, Sax (Tenor), Saxophone . Freddie Green – Guitar . Frank Foster – Sax (Tenor), Saxophone . Charlie Fowlkes – Sax (Baritone), Saxophone . Henry Coker – Trombone . Benny Powell – Trombone . Rufus Wagner – Trombone . Thad Jones – Trumpet . Al Aarons – Trumpet . Sonny Cohn – Trumpet . Al Porcino – Trumpet . Flip Ricard – Trumpet . Bill Miller – Piano On (1)
Production : Produced By
Package : Ted Allen – Artwork
Recorded October 2–3, 1962 At Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
Released December 10, 1962 By Reprise.
. Yet the record’s restraint has worn very well over the long haul — it doesn’t beat you into submission — and it concludes with its best shot, a wonderfully playful treatment of “I Won’t Dance.” […]
All About Jazz
The Basie Orchestra’s ability to swing like almost no other is unquestionable. And paradoxically, on both albums represented in this release, it is the band’s renowned precision that unleashes some of the most rhythmically buoyant and playful vocal performances of Sinatra’s career. […]
Basie was one of a very few artists who matched Sinatra’s flexibility. Sinatra had a style that could not be imitated and many times interpreted songs by feel, rather than any formalized advance planning. Basie and his band were able to adapt as they went along. […]