Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis

by Johnny Mathis


A straight-up reissue of Johnny's debut album from 1956. Often referred to as "the jazz album," it features Mathis backed by legends like J.J. Johnson, Buck Clayton, John Lewis, Art Framer, Milt Hinton, and Ray Brown, with arrangements from Gil Evans, Ted Macero, and Manny Albam. Although much extra material was recorded at these sessions, all of the unused masters were destroyed. Only "I'm Glad There Is You" survived, and is added here as a bonus track. Although Mathis swings comfortably on these sides, the fit wasn't a good one, and the album wasn't a commercial success. Producer Mitch Miller moved him over to the pop field with his next session, and the rest is history.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/07/1996
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646489024
catalogNumber: 64890

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Mathis   Primary Artist,Vocals
Eddie Bert   Trombone
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Eddie Costa   Piano,Vibes
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Art Farmer   Trumpet
Hank Jones   Piano
John Lewis   Piano,Conductor,Leader
Ed Shaughnessy   Drums
Wally Cirillo   Piano
John LaPorta   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Hal McKusick   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Robert DiDomenica   Flute
Bob Prince   Bongos,Conductor,Leader,Vibes
Teddy Kotick   Bass,Percussion,Drums,Bass Guitar
Connie Kay   Drums
Manny Albam   Conductor,Leader
Danny Bank   Flute,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
John Barber   Tuba
George Barrow   Baritone Saxophone
Raymond Beckenstein   Flute
Ray Brown   Bass,Bass Guitar
Don Butterfield   Tuba
Gil Evans   Conductor,Leader
William Exiner   Drums
Billy Exner   Drums
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Joe Harris   Drums
Milt Hinton   Bass,Bass Guitar
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
James Johnson   Drums
Osie Johnson   Drums
Teo Macero   Conductor,Leader,Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Thomas Mitchell   Bass Trombone
Bill Pemberton   Bass,Bass Guitar
Janet Putnam   Harp
Sol Schlinger   Baritone Saxophone
Gunther Schuller   French Horn
Harry Schulman   Oboe
Phil Woods   Alto Saxophone
Gerry Citron   Piano
Joe Farris   Percussion,Drums
Ben Harrod   Oboe
Jack Kreiselman   Bass Clarinet
George Nadaf   French Horn
A.J. Sciacca   Clarinet
Manuel Zegler   Bassoon
Richman   French Horn
James Pellerite   Flute

Technical Credits

John Lewis   Arranger
Bob Prince   Arranger
Manny Albam   Arranger
George Avakian   Producer
Didier C. Deutsch   Liner Notes,Issue Producer
Jimmy Dorsey   Composer
Gil Evans   Arranger
Frank Laico   Engineer
Teo Macero   Arranger,Contributor
Paul Mertz   Composer
Fred Plaut   Engineer
Bob Russell   Composer
Robert Waller   Engineer
Howard Carter   Engineer
Tom "Curly" Ruff   Remixing
Margarita Lecuona   Composer
Bart Howard   Composer

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