Stanley Black

Gershwin Goes Latin/Friml and Romberg in Cuban Moonlight

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Stanley Black was a jazz pianist and British dance band arranger who matured into a successful composer of film scores as well as a prolific creator of mostly instrumental thematic easy listening albums. Gershwin Goes Latin and Friml and Romberg in Cuban Moonlight are definitive examples of Black's excellent approach to lounge music. The Gershwin songs work well with Latin American percussion; Black's handling of the piano is dependably tidy and personable. The Cuban Moonlight album uses melodies composed by Czech-born Rudolf Friml and the Hungarian Sigmund Romberg to conjure moods for reflection, relaxation or noctambulation. Highlights include Gershwin's "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," Romberg's "Lover Come Back to Me" and Friml's "Donkey Serenade."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:26 Spotify
2 2:48 Spotify
3 2:40 Spotify
4 2:39 Spotify
5 2:44 Spotify
6 2:15 Spotify
7 2:20 Spotify
8 2:08 Spotify
9 2:33 Spotify
10 2:04 Spotify
11 1:48 Spotify
12 2:01
13 2:52
14 3:32 Spotify
15 2:51 Spotify
16 2:52 Spotify
17 2:31 Spotify
18 3:13 Spotify
19 2:16 Spotify
20 2:45 Spotify
21 3:21 Spotify
22 1:58 Spotify
23 2:39 Spotify
24 2:27 Spotify
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