Collaboration (Helen Merrill and Gil Evans album)

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Collaboration
Studio album by Helen Merrill
Released 1987
Recorded August 18-26, 1987
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 44:01
Label EmArcy
Producer Helen Merrill, Kiyoshi "Boxman" Koyama
Helen Merrill chronology
Music Makers
(1986)
Collaboration
(1987)
Helen Merrill Sings Cole Porter
(1988)
Gil Evans chronology
Live at Umbria Jazz 87
(1987)
Collaboration
(1987)
Rhythm A Ning
(1987)

Collaboration is a 1987 studio album by Helen Merrill, arranged by Gil Evans.[1]

Merrill and Evans had previously collaborated on the 1957 album Dream of You.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album four and a half stars and said "This inspired outing, one of the most rewarding sets of Helen Merrill's later years, was also one of Evans' last great dates and one of his few post-1972 classics. 57 at the time, Merrill is in superb form on such numbers as "Where Flamingos Fly," "A New Town Is a Blue Town," "By Myself" and "Anyplace I Hang My Hat Is Home."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Summertime" (George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) - 4:27
  2. "Where Flamingos Fly" (John Benson Brooks, Harold Courlander, Elthea Peale) - 3:07
  3. "Dream of You" (Jimmie Lunceford, Michael Morales, Sy Oliver) - 2:51
  4. "I'm a Fool to Want You" (Joel Herron, Frank Sinatra, Jack Wolf) - 4:30
  5. "Troubled Waters" (Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston) - 3:26
  6. "I'm Just a Lucky So and So" (Mack David, Duke Ellington) - 3:09
  7. "People Will Say We're in Love" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) - 2:49
  8. "By Myself" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 3:38
  9. "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 4:55
  10. "I've Never Seen" (Don Marcotte) - 4:19
  11. "He Was Too Good to Me" (Lorenz Hart, Rodgers) - 3:15
  12. "A New Town Is a Blue Town" (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross) - 3:35

Personnel[edit]

Performance
The Gil Evans Orchestra
Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Collaboration". Allmusic. Retrieved April 26, 2011.