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Top Quality Sinatra!
on 10 November 2010
One of my favourite of all Sinatra's albums from the 60's and the first under his new Reprise label. In addition to using his established arrangers such as May, Riddle and Jenkins, Sinatra opted to use other top arrangers of the time, in this case the excellent Johhny Mandel and not Nelson Riddle as suggested in another review.
Stepped in the world of jazz having arranged in the 40's for such luminaries as Artie Shaw, Mandel brings his own style to tried and tested standards. The scoring for the sax section is particularly fluid and really swings and provides a oontrast to the wonderful arrangments of Nelson Riddle, although there seems to be a bit of a nod to Billy May in the intro 'Be Careful With My Heart'.
Suffice to say Sinatra is at the top of his game, certainly in this reviewers opinion the best of his work probably coming in the late 50's through to the early 60's.
If not already in your collection an excellent addition. Also well worth purchasing 'Sinatra With Swinging Brass' his first outing with Neil Hefti.