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Fascinatin' Rhythm

Crazy Bout Cole (Porter) — cel­e­brat­ing arguably the finest pop­u­lar Amer­i­can com­pos­er of the 20th cen­tu­ry, give or take Irv­ing Berlin. Cole Albert Porter was born in the same city as anoth­er great Amer­i­can com­pos­er, Hoagland Carmichael, in Peru, Indi­ana on June 9, 1891. Thus, he would be 128 today if the gods would have been some­what more com­pas­sion­ate.. Before he passed of kid­ney fail­ure Octo­ber 15, 1964, he left the world with an incred­i­ble lega­cy both as a lyri­cist and com­pos­er. Only Berlin, and Frank Loess­er to a much less­er degree, could boast of such a tal­ent in those days of Renais­sance writing.British com­pos­er Howard Goodall once stat­ed that Porter was one of the four most impor­tant com­posers of the last cen­tu­ry, along with Leonard Bern­stein, Bernard Her­rmann, and the Lennon-McCart­ney part­ner­ship. Some of the clas­sic songs he left us with include Night And Day, I Got You Under My Skin, Every Time We Say Good­bye, Love For Sale, What Is This Thing Called Love, Easy To Love So In Love, Long Last Love, and I Get A Kick Out Of You to name just a very few. Cole once said it seems stran­age to me that changes in my lyrics are often made, and even changes to the music, with­out any­one even ask­ing my per­mis­sion. In 1946 he received $300, 000.00 for writ­ing Night and Day’. 

Set #1

Artist Song Album
Guido Basso/Peter Appleyard C Fascinating Rhythm Jazz Canadiana
Rob McConnell Tentet/Alex Dean C You Do Something To Me Music of The Twenties
Jo Stafford/Billy May Why Don't You Behave? Kiss Me Kate - Reprise Repertory Theatre
Charlie Shavers Octet ,feat. Sol Yaged Begin The Beguine We Dig Cole!
Artie Shaw/The Mel-Tones Get Out Of Town A. Shaw Plays C. Porter/I .Berlin
Daryl Sherman Trio ,feat. Jesse Boyd Let's Do It Cole Porter in the Quarter-Mississippi Belle

Set #2

Artist Song Album
Dave Brubeck Qt. Love For Sale D.B. Plays Cole Porter-Anything Goes!
Mark Murphy/Ester Godinez with Tom Harrell Everything I Love The Latin Porter-Live At The Dakota Bar
Ralph Sharon Trio I Love You The Magic Of Cole Porter
Frank Sinatra/Nelson Riddle Anything Goes F.S. Sings The Select Cole Porter
Julie London/Bud Shank Quintet All Through The Night J.L. Sings The Choicest of C. Porter - All Through The Night

Set #3

Artist Song Album
Oscar Peterson Trio I Got You Under My Skin O.P. Plays The C. Porter Song Book
Jonathan Ng Quintet, feat. Gabe Hall-Rodrigues/Ryan Donnelly You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To Dreaming On My Feet
Pureum Jin Quintet C Night And Day The Real Blue
Kenny Colman & Ranee Lee C Dream Dancing Straight Ahead

Set #4

Artist Song Album
Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra/Jennifer Hanson C What IS This Thing Called Love? Steppin' Out
Curtis Nowosad Quintet C Gleaning & Dreaming Dialectics
Cecile McLorin Salvant/ Sullivan Fortner Were Thine That Special Face The Window
Grant Green Qt/Larry Young/Hank Mobley/Elvin Jones At Long Last Love I Want To Hold Your Hand
Lyn Stanley Ev'ry Time We Say Goodye London Calling