Pop + Jazz = Swing

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Pop + Jazz = Swing
Studio album by Benny Golson
Released 1962
Recorded April, 1962
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 37:41
Label Audio Fidelity
AFLP 1978
Producer Tom Wilson
Benny Golson chronology
Here and Now
(1962)
Pop + Jazz = Swing
(1962)
Another Git Together
(1962)
Just Jazz! Cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Pop + Jazz = Swing is an album arranged and conducted by Benny Golson featuring performances recorded in 1962 and originally released on the Audio Fidelity label.[2] The album utilised stereophonic sound to present a jazz group on the right channel and an 11-piece pop orchestra playing the same song or a related tune on the left channel which could be separated or mixed by the listener.[3] The related jazz tunes are contrafact's or borrowed chord progressions where new melodies are overlaid on an existing harmonic structure. The jazz tunes were later released as Just Jazz! and both albums were combined on a CD reissue.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Left Channel: "You're Driving Me Crazy" (Walter Donaldson) / Right Channel: "Moten Swing" (Bennie Moten) - 4:14
  2. "Out of Nowhere" (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) - 4:16
  3. Left Channel: "Whispering" (John Schoenberger, Richard Coburn, Vincent Rose) / Right Channel: "Groovin' High" (Dizzy Gillspie) - 3:14
  4. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer) - 4:39
  5. Left Channel: "Indiana" (Ballard MacDonald, James F. Hanley) / Right Channel: "Donna Lee" (Miles Davis) - 2:44
  6. Left Channel: "Lover, Come Back to Me" (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II) / Right Channel: "Quicksilver" (Horace Silver) - 3:52
  7. "Stella by Starlight" (Victor Young, Ned Washington) - 4:20
  8. Left Channel: "How High the Moon (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis" / Right Channel: "Ornithology" (Charlie Parker) - 3:43
  9. "If I Should Lose You" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 3:00
  10. Left Channel: "St. Louis Blues" (W. C. Handy) / Right Channel: "Walkin'" (Richard Carpenter) - 3:39

Personnel[edit]

Jazz Band - Right Channel

Pop Orchestra - Left Channel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review accessed June 26, 2012
  2. ^ Benny Golson discography accessed June 26, 2012
  3. ^ Fresh Sound Record website accessed June 26, 2012