Jazz in Paris: Laura

~ Release by Don Byas (see all versions of this release, 1 available)

Annotation

Recorded July 4, 1950 (tracks 1, 5-7, 18), April 19, 1951 (tracks 2-4, 8-10) and April 10, 1952 (tracks 11-16) at the Pathé Pelouze studio in Paris.
Reissue of the Blue Star 10" LP 6802 (tracks 1-10) and 6805 (tracks 11-18).

Annotation last modified on 2014-11-24 18:35 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
#TitleRatingLength
1Summertime
double bass:
Roger Grasset (on 1950-07-04)
drums (drum set):
Claude Marty (on 1950-07-04)
guitar:
Jean-Jacques Tilché (jazz guitarist and producer) (on 1950-07-04)
piano:
Art Simmons (on 1950-07-04)
tenor saxophone:
Don Byas (on 1950-07-04)
recorded at:
Studio Pathé-Pelouze in Paris, Île-de-France, France (on 1950-07-04)
instrumental recording of:
Summertime (American songbook standard from 1935 opera Porgy and Bess) (on 1950-07-04)
lyricist:
Dorothy Kuhns (playwright), Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward
composer:
George Gershwin (composer)
publisher:
Chappell & Co., Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA), Chappell Music Ltd., Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund Publishing, George Gershwin Music, Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996), Warner/Chappell, Warner/Chappell Music Holland BV, Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09), Ira Gershwin Music (in 1935) and WB Music Corp. (1929-2019) (in 1935)
is based on:
Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene I. “Summertime” (Clara)
2:51
2Night and Day
double bass:
Jacques "Popof" Medvedko (on 1951-04-19)
drums (drum set):
Benny Bennet (drummer and bandleader) (on 1951-04-19)
guitar:
Jean-Pierre Sasson (on 1951-04-19)
piano:
Maurice Vander (jazz musician and conductor, not the lyricist) (on 1951-04-19)
tenor saxophone:
Don Byas (on 1951-04-19)
recorded at:
Studio Pathé-Pelouze in Paris, Île-de-France, France (on 1951-04-19)
instrumental recording of:
Night and Day (Cole Porter; from “The Gay Divorce”) (on 1951-04-19)
lyricist and composer:
Cole Porter (composer) (in 1932)
publisher:
Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA), Chappell Music Ltd., Harms, Inc., Warner Bros. (holding: File NO Releases), Warner Bros. Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label), Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!), Warner/Chappell and WB Music Corp. (1929-2019)
part of:
Gay Divorce
2:37
3Easy to Love
double bass:
Jacques "Popof" Medvedko (on 1951-04-19)
drums (drum set):
Benny Bennet (drummer and bandleader) (on 1951-04-19)
guitar:
Jean-Pierre Sasson (on 1951-04-19)
piano:
Maurice Vander (jazz musician and conductor, not the lyricist) (on 1951-04-19)
tenor saxophone:
Don Byas (on 1951-04-19)
recorded at:
Studio Pathé-Pelouze in Paris, Île-de-France, France (on 1951-04-19)
instrumental recording of:
Easy to Love (on 1951-04-19)
lyricist and composer:
Cole Porter (composer) (in 1936)
publisher:
Chappell (company that specialized in library and production music), Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA), Chappell Music Ltd. and Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996)
part of:
Anything Goes
part of:
Born to Dance
2:59
4Where or When
recorded in:
Paris, Île-de-France, France (on 1951-04-19)
double bass:
Jacques "Popof" Medvedko (on 1951-04-19)
drums (drum set):
Benny Bennet (drummer and bandleader) (on 1951-04-19)
guitar:
Jean-Pierre Sasson (on 1951-04-19)
piano:
Maurice Vander (jazz musician and conductor, not the lyricist) (on 1951-04-19)
tenor saxophone:
Don Byas (on 1951-04-19)
recorded at:
Studio Pathé-Pelouze in Paris, Île-de-France, France (on 1951-04-19)
2:39
5Flamingo
double bass:
Roger Grasset (on 1950-07-04)
drums (drum set):
Claude Marty (on 1950-07-04)
guitar:
Jean-Jacques Tilché (jazz guitarist and producer) (on 1950-07-04)
piano:
Art Simmons (on 1950-07-04)
tenor saxophone:
Don Byas (on 1950-07-04)
recorded at:
Studio Pathé-Pelouze in Paris, Île-de-France, France (on 1950-07-04)
cover recording of:
Flamingo (on 1950-07-04)
lyricist:
Edmund Anderson
composer:
Ted Grouya
2:58
6Stardust
double bass:
Roger Grasset (on 1950-07-04)
drums (drum set):
Claude Marty (on 1950-07-04)
guitar:
Jean-Jacques Tilché (jazz guitarist and producer) (on 1950-07-04)
piano:
Art Simmons (on 1950-07-04)
tenor saxophone:
Don Byas (on 1950-07-04)
recorded at:
Studio Pathé-Pelouze in Paris, Île-de-France, France (on 1950-07-04)
instrumental cover recording of:
Stardust (the jazz standard) (on 1950-07-04)
lyricist:
Mitchell Parish (in 1929)
composer:
Hoagy Carmichael (in 1927)
publisher:
Mills Music, Inc. (ended), All Nations Music, EMI Mills Music Inc. (ASCAP-affiliated), EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Everbright Music Co., Hoagy Publishing Co., Lawrence Wright Music Co., Ltd., Songs of Peer, Ltd. (ASCAP), イーエムアイ音楽出版 ソニー事業部 (until 2021-06-30) and ソニー・ミュージックパブリッシング EMI外国事業部 (sub‐publisher for foreign (non‐Japanese) works) (from 2021-07-01 to present)
3:19
7Old Man River
double bass:
Roger Grasset (on 1950-07-04)
drums (drum set):
Claude Marty (on 1950-07-04)
guitar:
Jean-Jacques Tilché (jazz guitarist and producer) (on 1950-07-04)
piano:
Art Simmons (on 1950-07-04)
tenor saxophone:
Don Byas (on 1950-07-04)
recorded at:
Studio Pathé-Pelouze in Paris, Île-de-France, France (on 1950-07-04)
instrumental recording of:
Ol’ Man River (Show Boat) (on 1950-07-04)
lyricist:
Oscar Hammerstein II (collab with Rodgers) (in 1927)
composer:
Jerome Kern (in 1927)
publisher:
T.B. Harms Co. (on 1927-11-30)
part of:
Show Boat (1951 film)
part of:
Show Boat: Act I
2:50
8The Man I Love
double bass:
Jacques "Popof" Medvedko (on 1951-04-19)
drums (drum set):
Benny Bennet (drummer and bandleader) (on 1951-04-19)
guitar:
Jean-Pierre Sasson (on 1951-04-19)
piano:
Maurice Vander (jazz musician and conductor, not the lyricist) (on 1951-04-19)
tenor saxophone:
Don Byas (on 1951-04-19)
recorded at:
Studio Pathé-Pelouze in Paris, Île-de-France, France (on 1951-04-19)
instrumental recording of:
The Man I Love (on 1951-04-19)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (in 1924)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (in 1924)
publisher:
New World Company, Productions et Éditions Cinématographiques Françaises, Warner/Chappell Music Holland BV, WB Music Corp. (1929-2019) (until 2019-05-28) and WC Music Corp. (from 2019-05-28 to present)
part of:
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical)
part of:
Lady, Be Good (full musical)
2:45
9Georgia on My Mind
double bass:
Jacques "Popof" Medvedko (on 1951-04-19)
drums (drum set):
Benny Bennet (drummer and bandleader) (on 1951-04-19)
guitar:
Jean-Pierre Sasson (on 1951-04-19)
piano:
Maurice Vander (jazz musician and conductor, not the lyricist) (on 1951-04-19)
tenor saxophone:
Don Byas (on 1951-04-19)
recorded at:
Studio Pathé-Pelouze in Paris, Île-de-France, France (on 1951-04-19)
instrumental recording of:
Georgia on My Mind (on 1951-04-19)
anthem of:
Georgia, United States (from 1979 to present)
lyricist:
Stuart Gorrell (in 1930)
composer:
Hoagy Carmichael (in 1930)
publisher:
Peer International Corporation (BMI), ピアーミュージック (Japan, subsidiary of Nichion), Campbell Connelly & Co. Ltd. (from 1930 to present) and Southern Music Publishing Co., Inc. ((ASCAP) tradename Peermusic) (from 1930 to present)
2:54
10Over the Rainbow
double bass:
Jacques "Popof" Medvedko (on 1951-04-19)
drums (drum set):
Benny Bennet (drummer and bandleader) (on 1951-04-19)
guitar:
Jean-Pierre Sasson (on 1951-04-19)
piano:
Maurice Vander (jazz musician and conductor, not the lyricist) (on 1951-04-19)
tenor saxophone:
Don Byas (on 1951-04-19)
recorded at:
Studio Pathé-Pelouze in Paris, Île-de-France, France (on 1951-04-19)
instrumental cover recording of:
Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz) (on 1951-04-19)
publisher:
Swan's Wing Press (music of Daniel Powers)
lyricist:
Yip Harburg (in 1938)
composer:
Harold Arlen (in 1938)
arranger:
Daniel Powers
premiered by:
Judy Garland (in 1939)
publisher:
EMI Feist Catalog Inc., EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher), EMI Music Publishing (S.E. Asia) Ltd., Taiwan, EMI Partnership Ltd., EMI United Partnership Ltd., Leo Feist Music, Robbins Music Corp. Ltd., United Partnership Ltd., Warner/Chappell, フジパシフィック音楽出版 SBK事業部 (until 2014-12-31), ヤマハミュージックパブリッシング (until 2017-03-31), フジパシフィックミュージック SBK事業部 (from 2015-01-01 to present) and ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (from 2017-04-01 to present)
part of:
Academy Award for Best Original Song (number: 12)
part of:
The Wizard of Oz (1939 film soundtrack)
part of:
The Wizard of Oz (1942 Arlen/Harburg musical)
2:52
11Laura
double bass:
Joe Benjamin (US jazz bassist) (on 1952-04-10)
drums (drum set):
Bill Clark (Drummer) (on 1952-04-10)
piano:
Art Simmons (on 1952-04-10)
tenor saxophone:
Don Byas (on 1952-04-10)
recorded at:
Studio Pathé-Pelouze in Paris, Île-de-France, France (on 1952-04-10)
instrumental recording of:
Laura (1945 song) (on 1952-04-10)
lyricist:
Johnny Mercer (in 1945)
composer:
David Raksin (in 1944)
publisher:
EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. (ASCAP), EMI United Partnership Ltd., Robbins Music Corp., Twentieth Century Music Corp. and United Partnership Ltd.
version of:
Laura (original 1944 film theme)
4:16
12Somebody Loves Me
double bass:
Joe Benjamin (US jazz bassist) (on 1952-04-10)
drums (drum set):
Bill Clark (Drummer) (on 1952-04-10)
piano:
Art Simmons (on 1952-04-10)
tenor saxophone:
Don Byas (on 1952-04-10)
recorded at:
Studio Pathé-Pelouze in Paris, Île-de-France, France (on 1952-04-10)
2:54
13Old Folks at Home
double bass:
Joe Benjamin (US jazz bassist) (on 1952-04-10)
drums (drum set):
Bill Clark (Drummer) (on 1952-04-10)
piano:
Art Simmons (on 1952-04-10)
tenor saxophone:
Don Byas (on 1952-04-10)
recorded at:
Studio Pathé-Pelouze in Paris, Île-de-France, France (on 1952-04-10)
instrumental recording of:
Old Folks at Home (Swanee River) (on 1952-04-10)
anthem of:
Florida, United States (from 1935 to present)
lyricist and composer:
Stephen Foster (composer) (in 1851)
publisher:
Carlin Music Group
3:20
14Riviera Blues (Blues à la Don)
double bass:
Joe Benjamin (US jazz bassist) (on 1952-04-10)
drums (drum set):
Bill Clark (Drummer) (on 1952-04-10)
piano:
Art Simmons (on 1952-04-10)
tenor saxophone:
Don Byas (on 1952-04-10)
recorded at:
Studio Pathé-Pelouze in Paris, Île-de-France, France (on 1952-04-10)
2:40
15Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
double bass:
Joe Benjamin (US jazz bassist) (on 1952-04-10)
drums (drum set):
Bill Clark (Drummer) (on 1952-04-10)
piano:
Art Simmons (on 1952-04-10)
tenor saxophone:
Don Byas (on 1952-04-10)
recorded at:
Studio Pathé-Pelouze in Paris, Île-de-France, France (on 1952-04-10)
instrumental recording of:
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (on 1952-04-10)
lyricist:
Otto Harbach
composer:
Jerome Kern
publisher:
Chappell & Co Ltd., Chappell & Co., Chappell Music (UK), Chappell Music Ltd., PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (renamed Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. circa 1998), PolyGram Music Publishing Ltd., Redwood Music, T.B. Harms and Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998)
part of:
Roberta
2:58
16I Cover the Waterfront
double bass:
Joe Benjamin (US jazz bassist) (on 1952-04-10)
drums (drum set):
Bill Clark (Drummer) (on 1952-04-10)
piano:
Art Simmons (on 1952-04-10)
tenor saxophone:
Don Byas (on 1952-04-10)
recorded at:
Studio Pathé-Pelouze in Paris, Île-de-France, France (on 1952-04-10)
instrumental recording of:
I Cover the Waterfront (on 1952-04-10)
lyricist:
Edward Heyman
composer:
Johnny Green (composer and conductor, often credited as John Green) and Edward Heyman
publisher:
Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!)
4:07
17It's the Talk of the Town
3:28
18A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody
double bass:
Roger Grasset (on 1950-07-04)
drums (drum set):
Claude Marty (on 1950-07-04)
guitar:
Jean-Jacques Tilché (jazz guitarist and producer) (on 1950-07-04)
piano:
Art Simmons (on 1950-07-04)
tenor saxophone:
Don Byas (on 1950-07-04)
recorded at:
Studio Pathé-Pelouze in Paris, Île-de-France, France (on 1950-07-04)
recording of:
A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody (from "Ziegfeld Follies of 1919") (on 1950-07-04)
composer:
Irving Berlin
2:57

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part of:Jazz in Paris (number: 21) (order: 23)
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000661956 [info]