Carol Stevens

That Satin Doll/The Theme from Beyond the Fringe and All That Jazz

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This Collectables reissue combines two separate albums from the Atlantic vaults available on CD for the first time from vocalist Carol Stevens and actor/pianist Dudley Moore. Stevens' That Satin Doll was originally released in 1957, featuring the compositions and musical backing of pianist Phil Moore. Unfortunately the jazz personnel, including Herbie Mann, Barry Galbraith, and Don Elliott, were relegated to background status behind Stevens' mediocre vocals. While a competent pianist, Moore also did not cover any new ground on Plays the Theme From Beyond the Fringe and All That Jazz. Originally released in 1962, this is cocktail piano trio standards like "I Love Paris," "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," and "I Get a Kick out of You." Neither session is memorable; however, the Moore album is a curious piece from the talented comedic actor.

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