The Very Thought of You: Jazz for Lovers

The Very Thought of You: Jazz for Lovers



This collection begs comparison with another of the same name released by the Riverside label. That session featured such tracks as Coleman Hawkins playing "Laura" and romantic tunes performed by Mundell Lowe, Kenny Drew, Clark Terry, and other artists in that label's stable. Columbia's compilation certainly has tunes that should appeal to lovers and, if lovingly played, should create the romantic setting needed to cultivate passion. However, that's the rub, i.e., too many of the performances are distractions. Some of the playing is too thoughtful and demands close listening, like Miles Davis' "Wait 'til You See Her." Others are up-tempo numbers, like Paul Desmond on "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," unsuitable for moments of passion. There are a few cuts designed to get a couple in the mood, like the Stan Getz/Bob Brookmeyer "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face." Andre Previn's "Don't Blame Me" and Wynton Marsalis' "The Very Thought of You" are unabashedly romantic. But if you are looking for an album to truly help set the stage for a new romantic fling, scour the record bins for the Riverside release. If you are a married couple just wanting to fool around, this Columbia session should meet your needs.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/31/1995
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646695425
catalogNumber: 66954

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chet Baker   Trumpet,Track Performer
Bob Brookmeyer   Valve Trombone
Dave Brubeck   Piano,Track Performer
Gary Burton   Vibes
Ron Carter   Bass
Miles Davis   Trumpet,Track Performer
Paul Desmond   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Erroll Garner   Track Performer
Stan Getz   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Jim Hall   Guitar,Track Performer
Herbie Hancock   Piano
Elvin Jones   Drums
Ellis Marsalis   Piano
Gerry Mulligan   Baritone Saxophone,Track Performer
André Previn   Piano,Track Performer
John Scofield   Guitar
Herlin Riley   Drums
Reginald Veal   Bass
Airto Moreira   Percussion
Bob Bates   Bass
Ed Byrne   Trombone
Paul Chambers   Bass
Dave Grusin   Track Performer
Joe Dodge   Drums
Steve Gadd   Drums
Roland Hanna   Piano
Milt Hinton   Bass
Hilary James   Keyboards
Wynton Marsalis   Trumpet,Track Performer
Harvey Mason   Drums
Thelonious Monk   Piano,Track Performer
David Samuels   Percussion,Vibes
Dave Brubeck Quartet   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Erroll Garner   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Gil Evans   Arranger
David Raksin   Composer
Chip Stern   Liner Notes
Nicky Lindeman   Art Direction
F. Wess   Composer

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