Rosemary Clooney, Woody Herman and Woody’s Big Band – My Buddy {Concord}


Review from “cduniverse.com”
Fine ’83 collaboration between Rosemary Clooney and the Woody Herman big band, although Herman is nearing the end of his great career. Excellent arrangements, steadfast vocals, and the usual tidy, though careful, Concord production and engineering.

Tracklist:
01 – I Believe in Love
02 – Summer Knows
03 – The Glory of Love
04 – You’re Gonna Hear from Me
05 – Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
06 – I’m Beginning to See the Light
07 – My Buddy
08 – You’ve Made Me So Very Happy

Personnel:
Rosemary Clooney – vocals
Woody Herman – alto saxophone, clarinet
Mark Vinci, Jim Carroll – tenor saxophone, flute
Frank Tiberi – tenor saxophone
Mike Brignola – baritone saxophone
Dan Fornero, Scott Wagstaff, Mark Lewis, Paul Mazzio, Bill Byrne – trumpet, flugelhorn
Gene Smith, Randy Hawes – trombone
John Oddo – piano
John Chiodini – guitar
John Adams – bass
Jeff Hamilton – drums, percussion

Recorded at United/Western Studios and Ocean Way Recording,
Hollywood, California in August 1983.
Style: Modern Big Band, Vocal Jazz, Standards, year: 1983

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork

Natalie Cole – Stardust {Elektra}


Review by Bill Carpenter (allmusic.com)

Continuing her successful foray into the American songbook, Natalie Cole served as executive producer on her third album of pop standards. Eighteen selections, including works by Hoagy Carmichael and songs associated with Nat, Ella, Sarah, and Dinah. Big-band orchestration and a trumpet solo by Wynton Marsalis on “He Was Too Good to Me.” Guest players include Fourplay, Everette Harp, George Duke, and John Pizzarelli. Cole originally recorded Nat’s “When I Fall in Love” ballad on her Everlasting album. Here she does a duet with dad à la “Unforgettable.” She also closes the album with a solo version sung in Spanish.

Tracks:
01 – There’s a Lull in My Life
02 – Stardust
03 – Let’s Face the Music and Dance
04 – Teach Me Tonight
05 – When I Fall in Love (duet with Nat “King” Cole)
06 – What a Difference a Day Made
07 – Love Letters
08 – He was Too Good to Me
09 – Dindi (Portuguese)
10 – Two for the Blues
11 – If Love Ain’t There
12 – To Whom it May Concern
13 – Where Can I Go Without You
14 – Ahmad’s Blues
15 – Pick Yourself Up
16 – If You Could See Me Now
17 – Like a Lover
18 – This Morning it was Summer

Personnel:
Natalie Cole – vocals, background vocals
John Chiodini, John Pizzarelli, Lee Ritenour – guitar
Paul Jackson Jr. – electric guitar
Toots Thielemans – harmonica
Jon Clarke – oboe
Dan Higgins, Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
Everette Harp – alto saxophone
Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
George Bohannon – trombone
Terry Trotter – piano, fender rhodes piano
Rob Mounsey, Bob James – piano, keyboards
Michael Lang – piano
Nat “King” Cole – vocals, organ
George Duke – vibraphone
Chris Parker, John “J.R.” Robinson, Harvey Mason Sr., John Guerin,
Ralph Penland, Harold Jones – drums
Paulinho Da Costa, Rafael Padilla, Bashiri Johnson – percussion

Released on September 24, 1996

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork