Carmen McRae records ‘Portrait of Carmen,’ an album for Atlantic (1967)

Carmen McRae’s ‘Portrait of Carmen’ is a studio album recorded on November 27-29, 1967 with Shorty Rogers, Benny Carter and Gene Di Novi and featuring arrangements by Oliver Nelson and released in 1968 by Atlantic.

Track Listing : 1.I’M Always Drunk In San Francisco (Tommy Wolf) – 03:04 . 2.Elusive Butterfly (Bob Lind) – 03:03 . 3.Day By Day (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) – 02:28 . 4.When You Get Around Me (Fred E. Ahlert) – 02:57 . 5.Walking Happy (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 02:40 . 6.My Very Own Person (Gene Di Novi) – 02:59 . 7.Ask Any Woman (Gerald Langley, Jimmy Stewart) – 03:01 . 8.Boy, Do I Have A Surprise For You (Gene Di Novi) – 03:26 . 9.Loads Of Love (Richard Rodgers) – 03:58 . 10.I Haven’T Got Anything Better To Do (Lee Pockriss, Paul Vance) – 04:34 . 11.Wonder Why (Nicholas Brodszky, Sammy Cahn) – 02:14

Musicians : Carmen Mcrae – Vocals . Gene Cipriano – Saxophone, Flute . Harry Klee – Flute . Lew Mccreary – Trombone . George Roberts – Trombone . Louis Blackburn – Trombone . Billy Byers – Trombone . Frank Rosolino – Trombone . Ernie Tack – Trombone . Francis Howard – Trombone . Dick Nash – Trombone . David Duke – French Horn . William Hinshaw- French Horn . Harry Sigismonti- French Horn . Dennis Budimir – Guitar . Howard Roberts – Guitar . Tommy Tedesco – Guitar . John Collins – Guitar . Dominick Fera – Saxophone . Justin Gordon – Saxophone . John Lowe – Saxophone . Theodore Nash – Saxophone . Buddy Collette – Saxophone . Bill Green – Saxophone . Anthony Ortega – Saxophone . Frank Strozier – Saxophone . John Audino – Trumpet . James Salko – Trumpet . Jimmy Zito – Trumpet . Bobby Bryant – Trumpet . Conte Candoli – Trumpet . Freddie Hill – Trumpet . Al Porcino – Trumpet . Richard Perissi – French Horn . Harry Sigismonti – French Horn . Ann Mason – Harp . Ray Brown – Double Bass . Norman Simmons – Piano . Earl Palmer – Drums . Jack Perling – Drums . Shelly Manne – Drums . Victor Feldman – Percussion . Lou Singer – Percussion . Dale Anderson – Percussion

Production : Produced By Carmen Mcrae

Recorded On November 27-29, 1967 At United Recording Studio, Los Angeles.

Released In 1968 By Atlantic.

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Arrangers Benny Carter, Shorty Rogersand Oliver Nelson are vital to the album’s success, masterminding a series of vibrant settings firmly rooted in the sonics of post-Sgt. Pepper’s pop but retaining all the formal elegance and ingenuity of jazz. […]

peckham_pouncer @ RateYourMusic
Something languorously self-indulgent floats through this album, some fleeting impression that’s hard to categorize. A portrait, yes – not really of a woman, but of a whole bevy of women. […]

Carmen McRae’s ‘Portrait of Carmen’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]

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