Compact Jazz: The Swingle Singers

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Compact Jazz: The Swingle Singers
Compilation album by The Swingle Singers
Released 1987
Recorded 1965-1967
Length 60:24
Label Mercury
Alternative cover / title
Professional ratings
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Compact Jazz: The Swingle Singers is a compilation album of previously released tracks from 3 Philips Swingle Singers recordings: Place Vendôme (aka Encounter) (7 tracks / complete), Getting Romantic (aka Les Romantiques) (6 tracks) and Spanish Masters (aka Sounds of Spain) (3 tracks).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Air for G String" (Bach) [2][3][4] – 5:37
  2. "Zortzico" (Albéniz) [3][5] – 2:05
  3. "Scherzo" ("Sonata op. 24 for violin and piano") (Beethoven) [3][5] – 1:11
  4. "Three Windows" (John Lewis) [4] – 7:09
  5. "Aranjuez" (after the "Adagio", 2nd movement of the Concierto de Aranjuez) (Vidre) [6] – 4:18
  6. "When I am Laid in Earth" ("Dido's Lament") (Purcell) [2][4] – 5:03
  7. "Tango in D Major" (No. 2 from "España" op. 165) [6] – 2:12
  8. "Etude Op. 25 No. 2" (Chopin) [3][5] – 1:27
  9. "Vendome" (Lewis) [4] – 3:31
  10. "Le Marche de Limoges" ("Pictures at an Exhibition") (Mussorgsky) [3][5] – 1:23
  11. "Little David's Fugue" ("Sascha") (Lewis) [4] – 4:15
  12. "Andante" (Quartet op. 44 no. 1) (Mendelssohn) [3][5] – 3:28
  13. "Ricercare à 6" (from "The Musical Offering") (Bach) [2][4] – 6:29
  14. "Romance Espagnole" ("Jeux Interdits" / "Spanish Romance") (anonymous) [3][6] – 2:34
  15. "Alexander's Fugue" (Lewis) [4] – 4:50
  16. "Little Prelude and Fugue" ("Album for the Young") (Schumann) [3][5] – 2:09

Personnel[edit]

The Swingle Singers:

  • Christiane Legrand – soprano
  • Jeanette Baucomont – soprano
  • Claudine Meunier – alto
  • Alice Herald – alto
  • Ward Swingle – tenor, arranger
  • Claude Germain – tenor
  • Jean Cussac – bass
  • José Germain – bass

Rhythm section:[5][6]

The Modern Jazz Quartet:[4]

References / external links[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c Arranged by John Lewis
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Arranged by Ward Swingle
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h tracks from Place Vendôme
  5. ^ a b c d e f g tracks from Getting Romantic
  6. ^ a b c d tracks from Spanish Masters