Frank Sinatra’s ‘Sinatra at the Sands’ is his first live album recorded in January 1966 with Count Basie and his orchestra, conducted and arranged by Quincy Jones.
Track Listing : 1.Come Fly With Me (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 03:45 . 2.I’Ve Got A Crush On You (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 02:42 . 3.I’Ve Got You Under My Skin (Cole Porter) – 03:43 . 4.The Shadow Of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) – 02:31 . 5.Street Of Dreams (Victor Young, Sam M. Lewis) – 02:16 . 6.One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 04:40 . 7.Fly Me To The Moon (Bart Howard) – 02:50 . 8.One O’Clock Jump (Instrumental) (Count Basie) – 00:53 . 9.The Tea Break (Sinatra Monologue) – 011:48 . 10.You Make Me Feel So Young (Mack Gordon, Josef Myrow) – 03:21 . 11.All Of Me (Instrumental) (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) – 02:56 . 12.The September Of My Years (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 02:57 . 13.Get Me To The Church On Time (Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner) – 02:22 . 14.It Was A Very Good Year (Ervin Drake) – 04:01 . 15.Don’T Worry ‘Bout Me (Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler) – 03:18 . 16.Makin’ Whoopee (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 04:24 . 17.Where Or When (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 02:46 . 18.Angel Eyes (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis) – 03:26 . 19.My Kind Of Town (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 03:04 . 20.A Few Last Words (Sinatra Monologue) – 02:30 . 21.My Kind Of Town (Reprise) – 01:00
Musicians : Count Basie – Piano . Bill Miller – Piano . The Count Basie Orchestra – Orchestra . Quincy Jones – Arranger, Conductor . Harry “Sweets” Edison – Trumpet . Al Aarons – Trumpet . Sonny Cohn – Trumpet . Wallace Davenport – Trumpet . Phil Guilbeau – Trumpet . Al Grey – Trombone . Henderson Chambers – Trombone . Grover Mitchell – Trombone . Bill Hughes – Trombone . Marshall Royal – Alto Saxophone . Bobby Plater – Alto Saxophone . Eric Dixon – Tenor Saxophone . Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis – Tenor Saxophone . Charlie Fowlkes – Baritone Saxophone . Freddie Green – Guitar . Norman Keenan – Double Bass . Sonny Payne – Drums
Production : Produced By Sonny Burke . Lowell Burke – Engineer . Lowell Frank – Engineer
Package : Stan Cornyn – Liner Notes . Elliot Mazer – Liner Notes . Charles Taylor – Liner Notes . John Bryson – Photography . Ed Thrasher – Art Direction
Recorded January And February 1966 At Copa Room Of The Sands Hotel And Casino In Las Vegas..
Released In July 1966 By Reprise.
All About Jazz
Although the band is hopping and Frank’s bobbing, his off-color humor and rambling monologue comes off dated and insensitive, but that’s swinging Rat Pack-era Sinatra. […]
GARFIELDACRES @ RateYourMusic
basie’s band and quincy jones arrangements work an absolute treat and the band drive sinatra on with a real vigour and brassy energy . And the record is a great live document of sinatra with nearly all his keynote songs contained. […]
my vinyl review
This album is truly a time capsule of the era–and while the monologue is certainly part of the time capsule appeal, I must admit that I’ve begun to tire of listening to its full twelve-minute duration. That slight quibble out of the way, this album is essential for any Sinatra fan. […]