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Modern Jazz Performances Of Songs From My Fair Lady Gold CD


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  • Audio CD (October 1, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Gold CD
  • Label: Dcc Records
  • ASIN: B000000174
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #285,736 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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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. Janssen on 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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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 12, 1998
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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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By "sallygal" on May 29, 2000
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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 By Stewart Golledge on May 14, 2000
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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 By Ronald E. Harper on February 6, 2007
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jon P. Schroeder on February 17, 2007
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Caleb Watson on October 24, 2012
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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 By Steve B. Hyde on August 24, 2012
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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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