‘An Evening with Lena Horne’ is a live album recorded on On September 19, 1994 with the Count Basie Orchestra and released on March 21, 1995 by Blue Note.
Track Listing : 1.I Come Runnin’ (Roc Hillman) – 03:08 . 2.Maybe (Billy Strayhorn) – 02:47 . 3.I’Ve Got The World On A String (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 04:56 . 4.Old Friend (Stephen Sondheim) – 03:13 . 5.Something To Live For (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) – 05:12 . 6.Mood Indigo (Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 01:11 . 7.Squeeze Me (Fats Waller, Clarence Williams) – 01:20 . 8.Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell) – 04:21 . 9.Yesterday, When I Was Young (Charles Aznavour, Herbert Kretzmer) – 05:45 . 10.How’S Your Romance? (Cole Porter) – 01:50 . 11.Why Shouldn’T I? (Cole Porter) – 02:56 . 12.Ours (Cole Porter) – 02:50 . 13.Just One Of Those Things (Cole Porter) – 03:27 . 14.We’Ll Be Together Again (Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine) – 01:24 . 15.Watch What Happens (Norman Gimbel, Michel Legrand) – 03:36 . 16.The Lady Is A Tramp (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 03:04
Musicians : Lena Horne – Vocals . Mike Renzi – Synthesizer, Piano . Rodney Jones – Guitar . Ben Brown – Double Bass . Akira Tana – Drums . The Count Basie Orchestra – Orchestra . Clarence Banks – Trombone . Bill Hughes – Trombone . Mel Wanzo – Trombone . Danny Turner – Flute, Alto Saxophone . Kenny King – Flute, Tenor Saxophone . John Williams – Baritone Saxophone . Doug Miller – Baritone Saxophone . Bob Ojeda – Trumpet, Flugelhorn . Michael Williams – Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Production : Produced By Michael Cuscuna, Sherman Sneed . Larry Walsh – Mastering . John Harris – Engineer, Remixing
Recorded On September 19, 1994.
Released On March 21, 1995 By Blue Note.
It is difficult not to love Lena Horne. Recorded when she was 77, this live CD finds the ageless singer sounding as if she were 57 at the most (and the photo of her on the cover makes her look 47). […]
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