Tony Bennett releases ‘If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set,’ an album arranged by Don Costa (1965)

Tony Bennett ‘s ‘If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set’ is a studio album arranged by Don Costa and released on April 19, 1965 by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Samba Do Avião (Song Of The Jet) (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees) – 03:34 . 2.Fly Me To The Moon (Bart Howard) – 04:00 . 3.How Insensitive (Vinicius De Moraes, Norman Gimbel, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 04:23 . 4.If I Ruled The World (Leslie Bricusse, Cyril Ornadel) – 03:00 . 5.Love Scene (Marshall Barer, Duke Ellington) – 02:33 . 6.Take The Moment (Richard Rodgers, Stephen Sondheim) – 03:59 . 7.Then Was Then And Now Is Now (Cy Coleman, Peggy Lee) – 03:05 . 8.Sweet Lorraine (Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish) – 03:39 . 9.The Right To Love (Gene Lees, Lalo Schifrin) – 03:41 . 10.Watch What Happens (Jacques Demy, Norman Gimbel, Michel Legrand) – 02:57 . 11.All My Tomorrows (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 03:19 . 12.Two By Two (Martin Charnin, Rodgers) – 03:25

Musicians : Tony Bennett – Vocals . Al Cohn – Tenor Sax On (1 – 2 – 3 – 9) . Joe Marsala – Clarinet On (8) . Ralph Sharon – Piano . Carlos Lyra – Guitar On (1) . Bobby Hackett – Ukulele On (8) . Hal Gaylor – Bass . William Billy Exiner – Drums . Elcio Milito – Drums On (1) . Don Costa – Arranger, Conductor

Production : Produced By Ernie Altschuler . Dae Bennett – Mastering . Ted Brosnan – Engineer . Frank Laico – Engineer

Package : Josh Cheuse – Art Direction . Don Hunstein – Photography . Seymour Mednick – Photography

Recorded On January 4, 1965; February 18 & 19, 1965.

Released On April 19, 1965 By Columbia.

(Source Tony Bennett: The Official Site)

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Drifterdk @ RateYourMusic
A very 1960’s ambience permeates the whole album and makes me wish I had an open sports-car I could drive around and listen to this very album in. […]

allmusic
Employing Sinatra arranger Don Costa, Tony Bennett put together a concept album similar to Sinatra’s Come Fly with Me. Travel was the loose theme …. […]

A Customer @ Amazon
A good middle of the road pop album…There is a lot of Bossa Nova hereand Al Cohn provides some jazz playing where neededand it comes in handy on a lot of the Bossa Nova numbers. There is a spectaculer version of Duke Ellington‘s “Love Song.” With all this, it may not be an essential recording, but it certianly is enjoyable. […]

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