Tony Bennett: Jazz
An early compilation where "Green Dolphin Street," his duet with Sharon on "I'm Thru With Love," or "Out of This World" with Mssrs. Getz (Stan), Carter (Ron), Hancock (Herbie), and Jones (Elvin), are the perfect answer to "Is he a Jazz singer"?
Tony Bennett: The Beat of My Heart
Bennett sings to a different drum: A concept album of inventive arrangements that feature mainly drummers and percussionists (among them Art Blakey, Chico Hamilton, Jo Jones, Candido and Sabu). Classic pop scored a new way, and stone beat crazy.
Tony Bennett: Basie Swings, Bennett Sings (Roulette)
The better half of Bennett's two sets with Basie's band (the Count guests on only two tracks), guided like a stylish Lincoln Continental through stomps and ballads by a relaxed yet powerful Bennett. The good type of big band vocal swing.
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Tony Bennett: I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Bennett struck the pop motherlode with this title track, which won three Grammy Awards (for Best Arrangement, Male Vocal Performance, and Record of the Year). Popular but without sacrificing its musical integrity - sort of like his entire career.
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Tony Bennett: The Movie Song Album
To this point, Bennett included a show tune on nearly every releasewhy not an entire album? With Tommy Flanagan and Zoot Sims among the players, and arrangers Mandel, Hefti, and Quincy Jones, he brightens "The Shadow of Your Smile" and more.
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Tony Bennett: The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album
An intimate Jazz masterpiecearticulate, intelligent and perfect for those wee small hours at any time of day. Bennett truly shares the spotlight to afford pianist Evans equal room; the mutual warmth between these two great balladeers is palpable.
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Tony Bennett: The Art of Excellence
After years of silence, the big payback! Standards old ("I Got Lost In Her Arms") and new ("How Do You Keep the Music Playing?"), new songs ("Why Do People Fall in Love?") plus a bluesy romp with Brother Ray Charles. An impeccable, classy return.
Tony Bennett: Bennett / Berlin
Coinciding with the centennial of the birth of the great songwriter, this intimate celebration features the Sharon Trio with guests Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, and George Benson. Simply a classic that will still sound wonderful as time goes by.
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Tony Bennett: Astoria: Portrait of the Artist
A soft, retrospective homecoming named for his old neighborhood, with the brilliant new title "When Do The Bells Ring For Me," "Body and Soul" and other classics, plus a re-recording of his first Columbia session, "The Boulevard of Broken Dreams."
Tony Bennett: MTV Unplugged
A truly deserving Album of the Year Grammy Award winner, this live-in-the-studio valentine sent from one pop generation with love to another includes a duet with Elvis Costello and an exquisitely sparkling "Moonglow" with k. d. lang.