Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems of Color

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Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems of Color
Studio album by Frank Sinatra
Released 1956
Recorded February 22 - March 15, 1956
Genre Easy Listening/Light Classical
Length 43:59
Label Capitol
Producer Voyle Gilmore
Frank Sinatra chronology
Frank Sinatra Conducts the Music of Alec Wilder
(1946)
Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems of Color
(1956)
The Man I Love
(1957)
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Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems of Color is a 1956 album of tone poems composed by eight notable mid-20th century Hollywood arrangers, with each composition inspired by the poetry of Norman Sickel.

As well as being conducted by Sinatra this album marked the first musical collaboration between Sinatra and Gordon Jenkins.

A chapter discussing the album, "The Colors of Ava: Tone Poems of Color and the Painful Measure of Sinatra's Passions," appears in A Storied Singer: Frank Sinatra as Literary Conceit (Greenwood Press, 2002) by Gilbert L. Gigliotti.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "White" (Victor Young) – 4:14
  2. "Green" (Gordon Jenkins) – 4:05
  3. "Purple" (Billy May) – 4:21
  4. "Yellow" (Jeff Alexander) – 2:38
  5. "Gray" (Alec Wilder) – 4:29
  6. "Gold" (Nelson Riddle) – 3:36
  7. "Orange" (Nelson Riddle) – 4:57
  8. "Black" (Victor Young) – 3:58
  9. "Silver" (Elmer Bernstein) – 4:38
  10. "Blue" (Alec Wilder) – 4:38
  11. "Brown" (Jeff Alexander) – 4:01
  12. "Red" (André Previn) – 3:57

Recording Dates[edit]

  • Tracks 1, 7, 8 & 11 were recorded February 22, 1956.
  • Tracks 9 & 12 were recorded February 28, 1956.
  • Tracks 2, 4, 5 & 10 were recorded March 07, 1956.
  • Tracks 3 & 6 were recorded March 15, 1956.
  • All Tracks were Recorded at The Capitol Tower & Engineered by John Palladino.

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