Frank Sinatra: Come Fly With Me
Come Fly With Me
Frank Sinatra (vocals)
Sinatra at the Sands (Reprise 46947)
Frank Sinatra (vocals), Harry "Sweets" Edison (trumpet), Al Grey (trombone), Marshall Royal (alto sax), Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis (tenor sax), Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax), Count Basie (piano), Freddie Green (guitar),
Al Aarons, Sonny Cohn, Phil Guilbeau (trumpet): Mitchell, Wallace Davenport, Henderson Chambers, Bill Hughes (trombone); Bobby Plater (alto sax), Eric Dixon (tenor sax), Norman Keenan (bass).
Composed by Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen. Arranged and conducted by Quincy Jones.
Recorded: Copa Room, Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, February 1, 1966.
Rating: 98/100 (learn more)
Away with pretenders! The throne belongs to but one Ring-a-Ding King. A quarter century after achieving stardom with Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra steps again in front of a big band, this time Count Basie's at Frank's "Place In The Sun" on the Las Vegas Strip. Before attributing your goose bumps to charisma alone, listen to the Chairman casually syncopate "he'll toot his flute for you," ending neatly on Sonny Payne's bass-drum accent, or hiss a slithery glissando along the s in "starry-eyed." Sinatra's artistry was all about throwaway. The more effortlessly he sung, the more relentlessly he swung. Ring-a-Ding rapture.
Reviewer: Alan Kurtz