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Fascinatin' Rhythm

Hap­py Over Hoagy (Carmichael) ‑One of the great com­posers of the Amer­i­can pop­u­lar song, Carmichael dif­fered from most of the oth­ers (with the obvi­ous excep­tion of Duke Elling­ton) in that he was also a fine per­former. Many of his songs like Star­dust, Sky­lark, Lazy Riv­er, Lazy Bones, The Near­ness of You, Heart and SOul, Geor­gia on My Mind, and I Get Along With­out You Very Well have long been stan­dards, each flex­i­ble enough to receive defin­i­tive treat­ment numer­ous times. He was a lawyer by trade, but quick­ly turned to music, as well as work­ing in Hol­ly­wood as an occa­sion­al char­ac­ter appear­ing in 14 films. His best record­ing is a 1956 ses­sion that includ­ed such fine artists as Art Pep­per, Har­ry Sweets’ Edi­son, and Jim­my Rowles. His two auto­bi­ogra­phies are worth a read: 1946’s The Star­dust Road’ and 1965’s Some­times I Wonder’. 

Set #1

Artist Song Album
Guido Basso/Peter Appleyard C Fascinating Rhythm Jazz Canadiana
Gene Harris All Star Big Band Night Mist Blues Tribute To Count Basie
Duchess, feat. Anat Cohen C Everybody Loves My Baby Laughing At Life
Mike Richmond Trio Waltz For Debbie Bill's Hit Tunes (Evans)
Louis Armstrong with Hoagy Carmichael Rockin' Chair Georgia ON My MInd

Set #2

Artist Song Album
Mary Nelson/George Reznik Trio C The Nearness Of You M. Nelson Sings & The G. Reznik Trio Swings
Count Basie & The Mills Brothers Lazy River The Board Of Directors
The Zoot Sims & Al Cohn Septet Georgia On My Mind Happy Over Hoagy
Diana Krall is 55! I Get Along Without You Very Well The Look Of Love
Harry Connick Jr. with Johnny Adams Lazy Bones 25

Set #3

Artist Song Album
Fletcher Henderson Orchestra Star Dust The Immortal Fletcher Henderson
George Shearing & Mel Torme Stardust Top Drawer
Jimmy McPartland Quintet, feat. Marian McParland/Jimmy Raney Blue Orchids After Hours - Tribute To H. Carmichael
Bing Crosby & Matty Matlock Allstars & Jane Wyman In The Cool, Cool of The Evening The Best of Bing
Ella Fitzgerald/Nelson Riddle Skylark The Johnny Mercer Songbook

Set #4

Artist Song Album
The Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra Jubilee Heart & Soul - The Music of H. Carmichael
Bob Dorough, Quintet, feat. Richard Sudhalter & Art Baker Small Fry Hoagy's Children
Jenna Marie Pinard & Jay Yoo C Two Sleepy People Here, Now
Tony Bennett/Ralph Sharon Trio Judy Jazz
Karen Plato C Heart & Soul This Could Be The One
Joe Coughlin/Ed Bickert Quintet C Baltimore Oriole Second Debut
Toni Tennille/Matt Catingub Orch. Memphis In June Things Are Swingin'