It Could Only Happen with You

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It Could Only Happen with You
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Studio album by Duke Pearson
Released 1974
Recorded February 13 & April 10, 1970
Genre Jazz
Length 34:07
Label Blue Note
Producer Duke Pearson
Duke Pearson chronology
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It Could Only Happen with You

It Could Only Happen with You is the final album by American pianist and arranger Duke Pearson featuring performances recorded in 1970 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1974.[1]


The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4 stars stating "Duke Pearson followed the conventions of the time and cut a smooth, commercially-oriented jazz album that made allusions to traditional and contemporary pop, hard bop, soul-jazz and bossa nova... Although the record is a pleasant artifact of its time, it's a rather sad, undistinguished way to close out Pearson's career.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Gira, Girou (Round and Round)" (Milton Nascimento) – 7:20
  2. "It Could Only Happen with You" (Antônio Carlos Jobim, Louis Oliveira, Ray Gilbert) – 3:35
  3. "Book's Bossa" (Walter Booker, Cedar Walton) – 6:35
  4. "Hermeto" (Hermeto Pascoal) – 5:35
  5. "Lost in the Stars" (Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson) – 3:27
  6. "Stormy" (Buddy Buie, J. R. Cobb) – 3:35
  7. "Emily" (Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer) – 4:00
  • Recorded at A & R Studio, New York City on February 13 (track 8) & April 10 (tracks 1-7), 1970



  1. ^ Duke Pearson discography accessed September 13, 2010
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed September 13, 2010