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Modern Jazz Performances Of Songs From My Fair Lady [Gold CD]

My Fair Lady (Related Recordings), Shelly Manne, Andre Previn, Leroy Vinnegar, Shelly Manne And His FriendsAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 31, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Gold CD
  • Label: Dcc Compact Classics
  • ASIN: B000000174
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #585,972 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Get Me To The Church On Time
2. On The Street Where You Live
3. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
4. Wouldn't It Be Loveerly
5. Ascot GaVotte
6. Show Me
7. With A Little Bit Of Luck
8. I Could Have Danced All Night

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning music from an under rated trio March 6, 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
For those of a certain age "My Fair Lady" was the definition of popular musical theatre. During it's heyday on stage and film hundreds of jazz ensembles added individual MFL tunes to their repetoire and dozens of jazz LP's covered the entire Lerner & Loewe score. Along with this album the Verve LP "Oscar Peterson Plays My Fair Lady" ranks at the very top.

One of the best is still with us and has been gloriously remastered. These cuts sound like they were recorded last week rather than almost 50 years ago. While Shelly Manne is one of my favorite drummers, he often "takes charge" of his horn based quarts and quints and can overpower a piano trio with ease. Here he wisely dials it back a notch or two allowing Andre Previn and Leroy Vinnegar to investigate and develop some of the most beautiful music to ever enter the American (British?) Songbook. Previn in particular seems to be at home with this material. His tempo and harmonic interplay breath life and vitality into tunes that were pop hits of their day. While everyone's favorite will likely be the beautiful "On the Street Where You Live", my personal pick is the haunting and lovely "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face" which Previn handles better than anyone, including the aforementioned Oscar Peterson.

The ensuing album is a true classic that has withstood the test of time. Besides being a stunning take on what many consider to be twentieth century's finest example of musical theatre it is also a testament to mid century "modern jazz" before that term became pejorative. In my opinion one of the top 100 jazz LP's ever recorded.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A "must have" jazz CD featuring Andre Previn at his best. December 12, 1998
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Format:Audio CD
If you are into jazz, this is a "don't miss" CD. I first bought the album in the mid-fifties and it quickly became a particular favorite of mine. It features Andre Previn in his best jazz mode, and the instrumental give and take with Manne and Vinnegar yields some truly memorable riffs. It is as fresh and listenable forty years later as it was innovative when originally released.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazon I love you! May 29, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Have searched high & low for this album, so Amazon thank you. Andre Previn is so cool on this album along with all of the other musicians. My favorite since college days. From "On the Street Where You Live" to the end, the musical interpretation from the Broadway play is magnificant and has haunted me all these years. Can't wait to hear it again!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An old favourite May 14, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This album was my first entre to modern jazz in 1958. I still have my original LP and it is still my most cherished. For anyone wavering about modern jazz, do not hesitate with this one. It never goes cold and never stops swinging. A must for anyones collection!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Review February 17, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I owned this LP in my twenties, when I listened to mostly jazz and classical music genres. I had always liked show tunes and the the music from My Fair Lady, especially. Andre Previn's ingenious renditions and improvisations to these songs are typical 60's jazz. This CD reproduction is truly a classic and one that should make up any collection of late 50's and 60's piano-based jazz trios.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS SWINGS! February 6, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Like others, I originally bought the LP back in the Fifties.It was always a favourite but of course vinyl dosen't retain its quality forever. What a great surprise then to find the CD was available thru Amazon.Since receiving this updated version,I have found that the quality of this recording has not dated one bit. Unlike some CDs, every track is a winner! Andre Previn has retained the essence of these memorable compositions but at the same time has added some pretty enjoyable, but tight improvisations on piano. Meanwhile the rhythm section , compliments of Manne & Vinegar set up the perfect platform for Previn as they drive each number along like a steam engine! A GREAT recording!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gret Twist October 24, 2012
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
Anyone who love My Fair Lady, Will love this jazzy twist. Very Very Cool. I happened to hear it on a free music service and had to own it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Fair Lady August 24, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A really fantastic CD. It's absolutely jazz at it's finest. Shelly Manne and all concerned play their hearts out. Good stuff Amazon.

Steve Hyde
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Long-desired, at last obtained, and much enjoyed...
I became a jazz fan around 1959, when I was 14, starting with pianist Errol Garner, then Dave Brubeck and the Modern Jazz Quartet and Miles Davis. Read more
Published 2 days ago by William E. Adams
3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat Disappointed
I think this album is not as good as it could have been, even by the standards of its era. Where is "The Rain In Spain"? Read more
Published 14 months ago by Michael J. Fawcett
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous
One of my favorite albums of all times. Have worn out two "LPs", two cassettes,
and am now on my second CD! So happy to be able to replace my old worn-out
CD. Read more
Published on November 25, 2011 by LoveJazz
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazed at the music and sound quality
For my complete video review, check out "URGENT JAZZ" on YouTube!

but, for now:

This is such a great little album that I can't get over it. Read more
Published on September 13, 2011 by Joel Karwatsky
4.0 out of 5 stars Three jazz giants spin gold
First, based on the samplings of this disk, it's NOT the Jack Sheldon, Irene Kral production, it's the trio and it's great. Read more
Published on March 18, 2011 by Mr Chalant
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
We actually had this "album" many years ago and made a mistake of lending it to someone, never to be seen again. Now we have it again and it's even better than we remembered it. Read more
Published on February 17, 2011 by Barb
5.0 out of 5 stars Incomparable Shelly Manne with Andre Previn and leroy Vinegar
CONTEMPORARY C3527 Mono

FEATURING: Shelly Manne - Drums; Andre Previn - Piano; Leroy Vinegar - Bass

SIDE 1: Get Me To The Church On Time; On The Street Where... Read more
Published on March 19, 2010 by J. Fredricks
4.0 out of 5 stars a fun fair lady
HEY...if you dig jack sheldon & irene kraul youre going to dig this CD. great arrangements and vocals...very much like their porgy & bess album. a fun fair lady.
Published on June 6, 2007 by Larry Brill
4.0 out of 5 stars West Coast Sounds At Their Best
This was one of the earliest LP's that I bought low those many years ago when I firts began to collect jazz. When I saw it in CD formatt, I jumped to buy it. Read more
Published on January 12, 2007 by William S. Saling
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