The album of week starting on January 2, 2022, is Cloud 7.
Cloud 7 was Tony Bennett’s first full-length studio album and it was a jazz album. Having signed with Columbia Records in 1950, he had turned out a number of hit singles including “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “Sing You Sinners,” “Cold, Cold Heart,” and “Because of You,” Cloud 7 was the album that he had wanted to make–a solid jazz long-playing album with a solid group of jazz musicians.
As a first album by a young singer (Bennett was not even 30 when he made Cloud 7), it’s a remarkable album that defined Bennett not only as a vastly popular singer, but a jazz artist with impeccable taste and a true vision of his own artistry.
|Release Data||February 25, 1955|
|Arrangements||Chuck Wayne, Charles Panely|
|Tenor Sax||Al Cohn, Caeser DiMauro|
|Alto Sax||Dave Schildkraut|
|Piano||Gene DiNovi, Harvey Leonard|
|Drums||Sonny Igor, Ed Shaughnessy|
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