Label: Reprise Records - R 6095 • Format: Vinyl LP, Mono, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz • Style: Swing, Easy Listening
Clearly enthused by the warm reception he had received, Davis extended his stay in London long enough to cut a dozen selections that had been made famous by an eclectic variety of entertainers from both sides of the Atlantic.
Without the guidance of Davis ' usual musical director, Marty Paichmany of the nuances in his presentation are not enhanced. Not to worry, as Davis is unmistakably inspired throughout. The Peter Knight -arranged introduction to Duke Ellington 's "Sophisticated Lady" is distinctive, foreshadowing a similarly dramatic style and sound incorporated into Knight 's work on the Moody Blues ' Days of Future Passed -- especially the prominently cascading woodwinds.
Davis glides into a heartfelt rendering of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" as the orchestration dances around the supple and emotive lead. Contrasting the ballads are a few swinging affairs, notably the humorous introduction to "Ballin' the Jack. Another standout performance is the laid-back groove of "Lazy River," as it retains much of the same affable melodic bounce of the Mills Brothers ' original.
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