Frank Sinatra

Sinatra & Sextet: Live in Paris

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If you've cringed at the quality of recent Sinatra projects, this 1962 session will remind you of his glorious past. The 26 cuts include many Sinatra signature pieces ("I've Got You Under My Skin," "The Second Time Around," "Night And Day," "Moonlight In Vermont") with backing from an intimate small band that provides lush, supportive frameworks around which Sinatra can build and create his inimitable charm. The session also shows Sinatra at his most loutish, with some crude (even for the time) commentary during the beginning of "One For My Baby," and borderline racist cracks at the end of "Ol' Man River" and start of "The Lady Is A Tramp." But Sinatra's vocal excellence often overcame his idiocy and bad manners, and it does on this fine set.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
1:04
2 1:11
3 2:25
4 2:12
5 3:33
6 2:36
7 2:35
8 2:49
9 2:58
10 2:41
11 1:37
12 2:49
13 3:18
14 2:30
15 3:53
16 1:48
17 2:07
18 4:19
19 2:43
20 5:45
21 2:15
22 3:33
23 3:44
24 1:39
25 2:14
26 3:00
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