søndag 21. april 2013

Frank Sinatra with Count Basie & The Orchestra - Come Fly With Me

Imagine that! I just learned that Frank Sinatra's classic live album, his first in fact, Sinatra At The Sands, was released in July of 1966, the very month that I was born! No wonder it's so good! Supported by Count Basie and his orchestra, conducted and arranged by Quincy Jones, Sinatra was at the peak of his vocal powers, delivering a set that comprises what many regard as definitive versions of many of his most famous songs. The opener "Come Fly With Me", the classic that Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen wrote for Sinatra in 1958, is a case in point. Has it ever been bettered, before or since? Hard to say, but Sinatra and the band absolutely nails it here. It's a pure joy to hear!


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