Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems of Color

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Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems of Color
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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)
Professional ratings
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Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems of Color is a 1956 album of short tone poems by eight notable mid-20th century Hollywood composers.

The album was conducted by Sinatra and marked the first musical collaboration between Sinatra and Gordon Jenkins. Each composition was inspired by the poetry of Norman Sickel.

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 recorded & engineered by John Palladino.

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