is a 1964 It Might as Well Be Swing studio album by Frank Sinatra, accompanied by Count Basie and his orchestra. It was Sinatra's first studio recording arranged by Quincy Jones.
This was Sinatra and Basie's second collaboration after 1963's
Sinatra's cover version of "Hello Dolly" on the album features a new second verse improvised by Sinatra, which pays tribute to
Louis Armstrong, who had topped the Billboard charts with his own version of the song earlier in 1964.
It Might as Well Be Swing is a reference to the title of the well known jazz standard " It Might as Well Be Spring".
Track listing [ edit ]
1. " Fly Me to the Moon" Bart Howard 2:30 2. " I Wish You Love" Léo Chauliac, Charles Trenet, Albert Beach 2:56 3. " I Believe in You" Frank Loesser 2:21 4. " More (Theme from Mondo Cane)" Riz Ortolani, Nino Oliviero, Marcello Ciorciolini, Norman Newell 3:05 5. " I Can't Stop Loving You" Don Gibson 3:00 6. " Hello, Dolly!" Jerry Herman 2:45 7. " I Wanna Be Around" Johnny Mercer, Sadie Vimmerstedt 2:25 8. " The Best Is Yet to Come" Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh 3:10 9. " The Good Life" Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon 2:30 10. " Wives and Lovers" Burt Bacharach, Hal David 2:50 Total length: 27:32
Personnel [ edit ]
Count Basie Orchestra
Don Rader, Wallace Davenport, Al Aarons, George Cohn and Harry "Sweets" Edison - trumpets Henry Coker, Grover Mitchell,
Bill Hughes, Henderson Chambers and Kenny Shroyer - trombones
Frank Foster, Charles Fowlkes, Marshal Royal, Frank Wess and Eric Dixon - reeds Emil Richards -
vibraphone George Catlett -
Freddie Green - guitar Sonny Payne - drums
Israel Baker, Jacques Gasselin, Thelma Beach, Bonnie Douglas, Marshall Sosson, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman, Paul Shure and James Getzoff - violins Virginia Majewski, Paul Robyn, Alvin Dinkin and Stan Harris -
violas Edgar Lustgarten and Ann Goodman - cellos
Sonny Burke - producer Lowell Frank - engineer
Ted Allen - cover photo
Gregg Geller - 1998 reissue producer
Lee Herschberg - 20-bit digital mastering
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