FOLLOW-UP: “THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT” between 1936 & 1962

PeterNero_YoungWarmWonderful_1962This beautiful cover is the only reason why I’m posting some more versions of “The Way You Look Tonight”, the splendid collaboration of Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern.

The swingin’ Mr. Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra (1936), featuring a certain “Lady Day” 😉

Sultry Peggy Lee with the Benny Goodman Sextet (1942), featuring Lou McGarity (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Mel Powell (cel) Tom Morgan (g) Sid Weiss (b) & Ralph Collier (d).

The very stylish Dave Brubeck Octet (1950) with Dick Collins (tp) Bob Collins (tb) Bill Smith (cl, bar) Paul Desmond (as) Dave VanKreidt (ts) Dave Brubeck (p) Jack Weeks (b) Cal Tjader (d).

One of the most stunning versions of them all comes next: The Stan Getz Quintet (1952), featuring Stan Getz (ts) Duke Jordan (p) Jimmy Raney (g) Bill Crow (b) Frank Isola (d).

The speedy Stan Getz/ Chet Baker Quintet (1953) with Chet Baker (tp) Stan Getz (ts) Joe Mondragon (b) Larry Bunker (d) coming ‘live’ from “The Haig”.

The intellectually swinging four-handed Bob Brookmeyer/ Bill Evans Quartet (1959) with Bob Brookmeyer & Bill Evans (p) Percy Heath (b) & Connie Kay (d).

Last but not least we go back to the counterpoint of Johann Sebastian Bach, over-perfectly executed by Mr. Peter Nero (1962), accompanied by Marty Gold’s Orchestra.


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