Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First, referred to as Sinatra-Basie, is a 1962 studio album of Frank Sinatra. The album is Sinatra's thirty-seventh studio album.
As the title suggests, this is Sinatra's first collaboration with Count Basie and his orchestra.
Track listing[edit | edit source]
- "Pennies from Heaven" (Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke) – 3:29
- "Please Be Kind" (Saul Chaplin, Sammy Cahn) – 2:43
- "(Love Is) The Tender Trap" (Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 2:37
- "Looking at the World Through Rose Colored Glasses" (Jimmy Steiger, Tommy Malie) – 2:32
- "My Kind of Girl" (Leslie Bricusse) – 4:37
- "I Only Have Eyes for You" (Harry Warren, Al Dubin) – 3:31
- "Nice Work if You Can Get It" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 2:37
- "Learnin' the Blues" (Dolores Vicki Silvers) – 4:25
- "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" (Fred Ahlert, Joe Young) – 2:36
- "I Won't Dance" (Jerome Kern, Jimmy McHugh, Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Fields, Otto Harbach) – 4:07
Reception[edit | edit source]
Allmusic gave Sinatra-Basie a positive four out of five star rating, praising the album's rhythm with its percussion and Sinatra's "free singing" used throughout the album, giving it a very loose and free feel.
Mogo gave the album a perfect five out of five score.
Sinatra-Basie peaked #5 on the Billboard 200 charts in 1963.
Personnel[edit | edit source]
|Count Basie||Performer, Piano|
|The Count Basie Orchestra||Performer|
|Eric Dixon||Flute, Sax (Tenor), Saxophone|
|Frank Foster||Sax (Tenor), Saxophone|
|Charlie Fowlkes||Sax (Baritone), Saxophone|
|James Van Heusen||Composer|
|Marshall Royal||Clarinet, Sax (Alto), Saxophone|
|Frank Sinatra||Performer, Vocals|
|Frank Wess||Flute, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Saxophone|
References[edit | edit source]
- Allmusic review
- Andrew Male Mojo, January 2010, Issue 194.