Place Vendôme (Swingle Singers with MJQ album)

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Place Vendôme
TheSwingleSingers PlaceVendome.jpg
Studio album by The Swingle Singers with the Modern Jazz Quartet
Recorded 1966
Length 37:07
Label Philips
The Modern Jazz Quartet chronology
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Spanish Masters
alternative cover
U.S. LP cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (link) 2.5/5 stars

Place Vendôme (released as Encounter in the U.S.A.) is an album released by the Swingle Singers performing with the Modern Jazz Quartet. The album was a 1967 Grammy award nominee.[1]

All tracks from this album are also included on the Mercury compilation CD Compact Jazz: The Swingle Singers and the 11 disk Philips boxed set, Swingle Singers.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sascha" (Little David's Fugue) (John Lewis) – 4:18
  2. "Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major," (aka "Air on the G String") BWV 1068 (J. S. Bach) – 5:41
  3. "Vendôme" (Lewis) – 3:32
  4. "The Musical Offering" (Musikalisches Opfer), for keyboard and chamber instruments, BWV 1079 (Bach) – 6:34
  5. "When I am Laid in Earth" (from Dido and Aeneas), soprano aria ("Dido's Lament") (Henry Purcell) – 5:05
  6. "Alexander's Fugue" (Lewis) – 4:53
  7. "Three Windows" (Lewis) – 7:10


The Swingle Singers:

  • Jeanette Baucomont – soprano
  • Christiane Legrand – soprano
  • Alice Herald – alto
  • Claudine Meunier – alto
  • Ward Swingle – tenor, arranger
  • Claude Germain – tenor
  • Jean Cussac – bass
  • José Germain – bass

The Modern Jazz Quartet:

References / external links[edit]

  • Philips PHM 200-225 (Mono LP) / Philips PHS 600-225 (Stereo LP)
  • Place Vendome at