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The Complete Improv Recordings


Download links and information about The Complete Improv Recordings by Tony Bennett. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 76 tracks with total duration of 04:13:11 minutes.

Artist: Tony Bennett
Release date: 2004
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 76
Duration: 04:13:11
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No. Title Length
1. Life Is Beautiful 2:24
2. All Mine 2:52
3. Bridges (Travessia) 3:34
4. Reflections 3:32
5. Experiment 1:45
6. This Funny World 2:44
7. As Time Goes By 3:12
8. I Used to Be Color Blind 2:19
9. Lost In the Stars 4:02
10. There'll Be Some Changes Made 2:59
11. Cole Porter Medley 13:51
12. There's Always Tomorrow 2:12
13. One 2:20
14. Mr. Magic 2:53
15. This Can't Be Love 1:38
16. Blue Moon 2:11
17. The Lady Is a Tramp 2:26
18. Lover 3:46
19. Manhattan 3:16
20. Spring Is Here 2:42
21. Have You Met Miss Jones? 3:19
22. Isn't It Romantic? 3:21
23. Wait Till You See Her 1:24
24. I Could Write a Book 3:09
25. Thou Swell 2:10
26. The Most Beautiful Girl In the World 3:44
27. There's a Small Hotel 3:00
28. I've Got Five Dollars 2:33
29. You Took Advantage of Me 2:16
30. I Wish I Were In Love Again 2:25
31. This Funny World 3:04
32. My Heart Stood Still 1:54
33. My Romance 3:42
34. Mountain Greenery 2:55
35. This Can't Be Love (Alternate Take 1) 1:41
36. I Could Write a Book (Alternate Take 2) 3:13
37. Thou Swell (Alternate Take 1) 2:06
38. The Most Beautiful Girl In the World (Alternate Take 4) 3:16
39. I Wish I Were In Love Again (Alternate Take 1) 2:52
40. This Funny World (Alternate Take 3) 3:19
41. The Bad and the Beautiful (featuring Bill Evans) 2:15
42. Lucky to Be Me (featuring Bill Evans) 3:42
43. Make Someone Happy (featuring Bill Evans) 3:50
44. You're Nearer (featuring Bill Evans) 2:19
45. A Child Is Born (featuring Bill Evans) 3:13
46. The Two Lonely People (featuring Bill Evans) 4:24
47. You Don't Know What Love Is (featuring Bill Evans) 3:23
48. Maybe September (featuring Bill Evans) 3:52
49. Lonely Girl (featuring Bill Evans) 2:46
50. You Must Believe In Spring (featuring Bill Evans) 5:47
51. Who Can I Turn To? (featuring Bill Evans) 2:24
52. Dream Dancing (featuring Bill Evans) 3:45
53. The Bad and the Beautiful (Alternate Take 1) (featuring Bill Evans) 2:09
54. The Bad and the Beautiful (Alternate Take 2) (featuring Bill Evans) 2:06
55. Make Someone Happy (Alternate Take 5) (featuring Bill Evans) 3:50
56. You're Nearer (Alternate Take 9) (featuring Bill Evans) 2:54
57. A Child Is Born (Alternate Take 2) (featuring Bill Evans) 3:22
58. A Child Is Born (Alternate Take 7) (featuring Bill Evans) 3:07
59. The Two Lonely People (Alternate Take 5) (featuring Bill Evans) 4:39
60. You Don't Know What Love Is (Alternate Take 16) (featuring Bill Evans) 3:29
61. You Don't Know What Love Is (Alternate Take 18) (featuring Bill Evans) 3:33
62. Maybe September (Alternate Take 5) (featuring Bill Evans) 4:34
63. Maybe September (Alternate Take 8) 4:28
64. Lonely Girl (Alternate Take 1) (featuring Bill Evans) 2:54
65. You Must Believe In Spring (Alternate Take 1) (featuring Bill Evans) 5:57
66. You Must Believe In Spring (Alternate Take 4) (featuring Bill Evans) 5:32
67. Who Can I Turn To? (Alternate Take 6) (featuring Bill Evans) 2:28
68. Watch What Happens (Live) (featuring Marian McPartland) 4:44
69. Softly, As In a Morning Sunshine (Live) (featuring Marian McPartland) 3:50
70. Stompin' At the Savoy (Live) (featuring Marian McPartland) 4:50
71. While We're Young (Live) 2:04
72. In a Mellow Tone (Live) (featuring Marian McPartland) 6:05
73. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) [Live] (featuring Marian McPartland) 2:42
74. Let's Do It (Live) (featuring Marian McPartland) 4:53
75. 'S Wonderful (Live) (featuring Marian McPartland) 3:27
76. I Left My Heart In San Francisco (Live) 1:53



For those new to the music of Tony Bennett, Improv was a label started by Tony Bennett and businessman Bill Hassett. Bennett was fed up with the suits at Columbia Records, who were trying to make him sing rock & roll. When his contract expired at the beginning of the 1970s, he and Hassett formed a label to help him realize his aesthetic ambitions, and Improv was born. Bennett recorded five albums for the label between 1975 and 1977 before it went bankrupt. These recordings may not have sold well — due largely to distribution problems — but all of them were critically acclaimed. On these sides, Bennett is in awesome company throughout, with talent ranging from Bill Evans and Earl Hines to Ruby Braff to Marian McPartland to Buddy Tate and Charlie Byrd. The albums included here are Tony Bennett Sings 10 Rodgers and Hart Songs, Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers & Hart, Tony Bennett and Bill Evans Together Again (this was the follow-up to the Fantasy set entitled The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album and is easily the better of the two), Life Is Beautiful, and Tony Bennett With the McPartlands and Friends Make Magnificent Music. While the original albums have been issued on CD before, complete sessions have never been available until now. Along with the original LPs are unissued alternate takes, 45s, and even an unreleased tune finished for a particular session but never used. In addition, the album with the McPartlands is here on compact disc for the first time. It should also be noted that this box finally completes the two different Tony Bennett and Bill Evans Together Again CD issues that were released on Rhino and Concord with different material. Collectors will find the box irresistible as much for its fine, if simple, presentation as for the material itself. The liner essay by jazz writer Will Friewald is not only informative about the period and the label, but is exhaustive in its discussion of the recording sessions. This is a reasonably priced multi-disc collection that offers an intimate, up-close view of a restlessly original artist during the biggest gamble of his professional career.