Chris Connor

Chris Connor Sings the George Gershwin Almanac of Song

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Most of this highly recommended set is taken from a series of 1957 sessions in which singer Chris Connor exclusively interprets songs of George Gershwin. To fill out the CDs, additional Gershwin cuts from other, otherwise unrelated dates by the vocalist have been added. Connor's cool delivery gives many of the largely familiar songs new life. She is assisted by such fine musicians as trumpeter Joe Newman, tenorman Al Cohn, flutist Herbie Mann, vibraphonist Milt Jackson and pianist Ralph Sharon, who add tasteful and concise solos. Many of the selections were quite rare before this well-conceived and appealing reissue was put together.

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 1:19 SpotifyAmazon
2 2:54 Spotify
3 2:10 SpotifyAmazon
4 2:26 SpotifyAmazon
5 3:08 SpotifyAmazon
6 2:15 SpotifyAmazon
7 2:39 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:12 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:34 SpotifyAmazon
10 3:16 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:15 Amazon
12 4:00 SpotifyAmazon
13 1:48 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:58 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:22 SpotifyAmazon
16 2:33 SpotifyAmazon
17 2:07 SpotifyAmazon
18 3:11 Amazon
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