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Frank Sinatra with the Red Norvo Quintet - Live in Australia 1959 {1997 Cello Remastered} (Repost)

Author: itsartolie Date: 2009-11-18 11:08:06


Frank Sinatra with the Red Norvo Quintet - Live in Australia 1959 {1997 Cello Remastered}
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Classic Jazz | Blue Note 1997 Cello Remastered


Unreleased until 1997, these tapes were recorded during two stops on Sinatra's brief Australian tour of 1959, during which he was backed by the quintet of jazz vibraphonist Red Norvo. The 16-song set list (including "I Get a Kick Out of You," "One for My Baby," and a truly inspired version of "Night and Day") is prime Sinatra, and the Chairman is obviously enjoying his easy rapport with the Melbourne audience and the swinging playing of the Norvo Quintet. It is considered one of the wildest performances he has ever recorded, as he exhibits great freedom in his lyric choice, often switching and twisting entire phrases. For example, just as Sinatra begins "I've Got You Under My Skin", a woman in the audience screams. He responds between lyrics with "Get your hand off that broad!". It is a rare delight to hear the Sinatra of this period singing in front of a stripped-down jazz combo. The overall sound is a little muddy, but most Sinatra aficionados will be so enthralled by the performances that they won't even notice or care.
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