Night & Day: Big Band

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Night & Day: Big Band
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Studio album by Chicago
Released May 23, 1995
Recorded December 1994 – January 1995
Genre Big band
Length 51:27
Label Giant
Producer Bruce Fairbairn
Chicago chronology
Twenty 1
(1991)
Night and Day: Big-Band
(1995)
The Heart of Chicago 1967-1997
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Night & Day: Big Band is the eighteenth studio album by the American band Chicago, and twenty-second overall, released in 1995.[1] It is a departure from Top 40 material for a more thematic project, with a focus on classic big band and swing music.

Chicago left Reprise Records and started their own imprint, Chicago Records, to re-distribute their music. This album was carried by Giant Records, a subsidiary of Warner Music, who also distributes Reprise.

With producer Bruce Fairbairn, Chicago recorded Night & Day: Big Band from late 1994 to early 1995 and released it that May. Although Bruce Gaitsch played guitar on the sessions, the guitar slot would eventually be filled that year by Keith Howland, who remains Chicago's present guitarist. Joe Perry of Aerosmith was brought in to add a solo to "Blues in the Night."

The album reached #90 in the US, on the Billboard 200 chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Vocals Length
1. "Chicago" Fred Fisher Robert Lamm 3:06
2. "Caravan" Duke Ellington/Irving Mills/Juan Tizol Lamm 3:23
3. "Dream a Little Dream of Me" Fabian André/Gus Kahn/Wilbur Schwandt Jason Scheff/Jade 3:12
4. "Goody Goody" Matty Malneck/Johnny Mercer Bill Champlin 4:05
5. "Moonlight Serenade" Glenn Miller/Mitchell Parish Lamm and Scheff 4:26
6. "Night and Day" Cole Porter Scheff 5:36
7. "Blues in the Night" Harold Arlen/Mercer Champlin 6:05
8. "Sing, Sing, Sing" Louis Prima Lamm, Champlin and Scheff/Gipsy Kings 3:21
9. "Sophisticated Lady" Ellington/Mills/Parish Scheff 5:11
10. "In the Mood" Joe Garland/Andy Razaf Champlin 3:43
11. "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" Ellington/Bob Russell Lamm and Champlin 3:38
12. "Take the "A" Train" Billy Strayhorn Lamm 5:36
Bonus Japanese Track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "String of Pearls" Eddie Delange/Jerry Gray 3:07

Personnel[edit]

Chicago[edit]

[2]

  • Vocal arrangements by Bill Champlin, Robert Lamm & Jason Scheff

Additional personnel[edit]

[2]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Night & Day: Big Band at AllMusic. Retrieved July 15, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Night & Day: Big Band at AllMusic. Retrieved July 15, 2013.