Frank Sinatra: I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan


I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan


Frank Sinatra (vocals)


A Swingin' Affair! (Capitol)

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Frank Sinatra (vocals),

with orchestra arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle


Composed by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz


Recorded: November 20, 1956


Rating: 98/100 (learn more)

A Swingin’ Affair! was Sinatra third 12-inch LP for Capitol and possibly his finest for the label. Nelson Riddle’s tricked-out arrangement of this Schwartz-Dietz standard set the writing standard for the entire decade, and Sinatra’s voice is comfortable and in control. During these years, Sinatra’s approach on standards had a big influence on Miles Davis, who also liked taking mainstream tunes and transforming them. If you think Riddle’s chart sounds simple, try counting off the intro’s beats. Tough, huh? Now you know why only the best session musicians were brought in to read the charts on these Capitol dates.

Reviewer: Marc Myers


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