Nightsongs (Earl Klugh album)

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Nightsongs
Nightsongs klugh.jpg
Studio album by Earl Klugh
Released 1984 (1984)[1]
Genre Crossover jazz, Instrumental Pop
Label Capitol
Producer Earl Klugh
Earl Klugh chronology
Wishful Thinking
(1984)
Nightsongs
(1984)
Soda Fountain Shuffle
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars Review
The Age not rated Review

Nightsongs is an instrumental-pop studio album by Earl Klugh released in 1984.[1][2] The album received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Performance at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985. This release has Klugh perform "a collection of funk-free, soft melodic standards with heavy string orchestrations", featuring legendary NEA Jazz Master Jean "Toots" Thielemans on the harmonica and Grammy Award winner Don Sebesky as conductor and arranger.[1][3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ain't Misbehavin'" (Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) - 2:12
  2. "Theme from The Pawnbroker" (Quincy Jones) - 4:13
  3. "The Look of Love" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn) - 5:28
  4. "Nature Boy" (eden ahbez) - 3:51
  5. "Stay Gold (Theme from The Outsiders)" (Carmine Coppola) - 2:54
  6. "Night Song" (Earl Klugh) - 6:36
  7. "See See Rider" (Ma Rainey) - 2:11
  8. "A Certain Smile" (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster) - 3:43
  9. "The Shadow of Your Smile" (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) - 5:10
  10. "Theme from Picnic" (George Duning, Steve Allen) - 4:06

Charts[edit]

Album – Billboard[4]
Year Chart Position
1984 Top Jazz Albums 5
1984 R&B Albums 42
1984 The Billboard 200 107

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Album Review". Billboard Magazine. e5 Global Media. 6 October 1984. p. 65. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Top Black Albums". Billboard Magazine. e5 Global Media. 15 December 1984. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Daly, Mike (14 March 1985). "Earl Heads A Feast Of Guitar Releases". The Age. Melbourne, Australia. p. 35. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Earl Klugh - Billboard Albums". allmusic. Retrieved 2 October 2010.