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· The playboy genius who revolutionised popular song and arguably the greatest lyricist in the English language, Cole Porter, in a career that spanned more than three decades, wrote over a thousand songs, nearly all of them for Broadway shows or Hollywood movies.

· Working within these quintessentially twentieth century forms, Porter proved that classical music did not have the monopoly on modernity, sophistication or invention and that popular music could be more than just show business and schmaltz. That it could be important and influential.
· Though he was never a jazz composer per se, Porter understood jazz and might easily have spent his life blending jazz and show styles with classical music, but instead chose to do the exact opposite, devoting a long career to applying the sophisticated techniques of classical composition to popular songwriting.
· While contemporary classical composers saw jazz as little more than a flavour, to Porter it was the rhythm and harmony of the moment. It no accident then that some of the greatest interpretations of Cole Porter’s songs were created by jazz, blues, swing and pop artists of the century; artists that responded to the subtleties of Porter’s songs and imbued them with depth and sensitivity.
· Our two-disc 49-track presentation is devoted to vivacious, highly individual, mostly jazz orientated, interpretations of just a selection of Porter’s compositions. From Dirk Bogarde to Cecil Taylor. From Mel Torme to Marilyn Monroe.
· Cole Porter was a true genius and one can only marvel at the enduring relevance of his lyrics, which speak to us as clearly today, as they did fifty, sixty years ago.
Disc 1
1. EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL – Night and Day
2. DJANGO REINHARDT – Night and Day
3. ANN-MARGRET – Begin the Beguine
4. CHET ATKINS – Begin the Beguine
5. JOHNNY HARTMAN – I Get A Kick Out of You
6. RUSS GARCIA – I Get A Kick Out of You
7. CHRIS CONNOR – Ev’rything I Love
8. BILL EVANS – Ev’rything I Love
9. HELEN MERRILL – Anything Goes
10. VINCE GUARALDI TRIO – It’s De-lovely
11. MEL TORME – It’s De-lovely
12. MEL TORME – Love for Sale
13. AHMAD JAMAL – Love For Sale
14. KIRBY STONE FOUR – Let’s Do It
15. JOHNNY WILLIAMS ORCHESTRA – Let’s Do It
16. NANCY WILSON – Miss Otis Regrets
17. OSCAR PETERSON – So Near, Yet So Far
18. JOHNNIE RAY / BILLIE TAYLOR – All Through the Night
19. KENNY BURRELL – All of You
20. ANNIE ROSS & GERRY MULLIGAN – All Of You
21. BOBBY SCOTT – You’re the Top
22. RENE THOMAS – Easy To Love
23. BILLIE HOLIDAY – Easy to Love
Disc 2
1. MARY OSBORNE – True Love
2. SHELLEY FABARES – True Love
3. MICHEL LE GRAND & HIS ORCHESTRA – True Love
4. JULIE LONDON – What Is This Thing Called Love
5. DAVE BRUBECK OCTET – What Is This Thing Called Love
6. LENA HORNE – I Concentrate On You
7. CAL TJADER – I Concentrate On You
8. BLOSSOM DEARIE – Give Him the Ooh-la-la
9. BLOSSOM DEARIE – Always True To You In My Fashion
10. HERBIE MANN & SAM MOST – Just One of Those Things
11. DIRK BOGARDE – Just One of Those Things
12. DIRK BOGARDE – Get Out of Town
13. CECIL TAYLOR – Get Out of Town
14. MARILYN MONROE – My Heart Belongs To Daddy
15. FOUR FRESHMEN – In The Still Of The Night
16. MARTY GOLD – In The Still Of The Night
17. RAY CONNIFF, HIS ORCHESTRA & CHORUS – You Do Something To Me
18. NEAL HEFTI & HIS ORCHESTRA – You Do Something To Me
19. JULIE LONDON – You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
20. DOROTHY ASHBY – You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
21. JULIE LONDON – I Love You
22. BARNEY KESSEL – I Love You
23. RAY CHARLES & BETTY CARTER – Every Time We Say Goodbye
24. OSCAR PETERSON – Every Time We Say Goodbye
25. DUDLEY MOORE – I Get A Kick Out Of You
26. COLE PORTER – You’re the Top
PLEASE NOTE THIS ALBUM IS RELEASED ON 15TH JUNE 2015 AND WILL NOT BE DESPATCHED BEFORE THAT DATE
Weight 200 kg
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5013929329133

TRACK LIST AS ABOVE

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