Jack Jones Paints a Tribute to Tony Bennett

Jack Jones Paints a Tribute to Tony Bennett

by Jack JonesJack Jones


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It's always unfair when someone dismisses an artist altogether because of one corny tune he did. In the case of Jack Jones, there are those who denounce him as a cheesy Vegas lounge act because he provided the theme from the silly prime-time TV program The Love Boat. But to condemn Jones' entire career because of something cheesy he once stooped to recording is ridiculous. The singer is certainly quite capable of depth, as he demonstrates on this inspired tribute to one of his main influences, Tony Bennett. Definitely one of the best things he's ever done, the excellent CD finds Jones putting his own stamp on "Skylark," "I Left My Heart In San Francisco," "The Shadow of Your Smile" and other songs associated with Bennett. Jones' admiration for the pop icon is obvious, but he's wise enough to let his own personality come through. Although Jones is a pop vocalist rather than a jazz vocalist, he uses the influence of jazz to his creative advantage and employs an intimate trio of jazzmen that includes pianist/arranger Mike Renzi, bassist Craig Nelson and drummer Jimmy Blakemore. True to form, Renzi's arrangements are tasteful and sophisticated. Forget about the theme from The Love Boat; A Tribute to Tony Bennett is what Jones should be known for.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/13/1998
Label: Gold Label Records
UPC: 0786051211427
catalogNumber: 21142
Rank: 157850

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jack Jones   Primary Artist
Mike Renzi   Piano
Jimmy Blakemore   Drums
Craig Nelson   Bass

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Jack Jones   Formatting
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Anthony Newley   Composer
Mike Renzi   Arranger,Formatting
Rocky Schnaars   Engineer
Jule Styne   Composer
Carl Tatz   Producer,Liner Notes
James Van Heusen   Composer
Jim Long   Executive Producer
Reardon   Composer
Murden   Composer
Deborah Deberry Long   Liner Notes
Diane Keel   Graphic Design
Tanvi Patel   Liner Notes
Sally Huss   Paintings,Cover Art

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