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Friday, February 20, 2015

Tonight At Midnight - Steve Allen

Let's Fall In Love
Tonight At Midnight
Steve Allen
His Piano And Orchestra
Coral CRL 57015

From the back cover: Steve, as one who really knows Jazz, recognizes that modern music can derive distinctive character through the employment of instrumental soloists from the Jazz ranks. The master improvisors can invest a written phrase with subtle, suggestive freedom. Here, highlighted among the velvet waves of strings are Steve's own meditative piano. Billy Byers' richly-phrased trombone, Sam Taylor's whispery, virile tenor sax, and Taft Jordan's soaring legato trumpet… Shall we listen? – Bill Simon

Sexy packaging graces this typical mid-50s mood set that followed Allen's "best selling" Music for Tonight (Coral 1955). The album was released as (or announced as a) part of a three album release that included Jazz for Tonight and Steve Allen Sings.

The "jazz influenced" bridges helps to spice up the Allen "sound".

While We're Young
Please Be Kind
Junior Prom
The Boy Next Door
Let's Fall In Love
You Are To Beautiful
Young Love
You Better Go Now
Love Is Young
Last Night When We Were Young
Too Young

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