April 08, 2003
Playboy Jazz
Jazz, Standards, Neo-Bop, West Coast Jazz, Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Post-Bop, Crossover Jazz, Early Jazz, Trad Jazz

Album Review

Playboy Jazz After Dark features soft, "afterglow"-style jazz perfect for setting the, er, mood...ahem. Featured throughout this two-disc set are classic recordings from such jazz luminaries as Billie Holiday, Stan Getz, and Thelonious Monk. However, kudos should go to the people at Playboy for -- among many other things -- featuring lesser-known tracks from the past as well as the present, including Karrin Allyson's smoky take on "How Long Has This Been Going On?" as well as Carmen McRae's idyllic "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You." This is the rare example of a jazz collection that appeals to devoted collectors and recent converts alike.
Matt Collar, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
  2. Prelude to a Kiss
  3. Everything Happens to Me
  4. My Funny Valentine
  5. Why Was I Born?
  6. The Peacocks
  7. Spring Is Here
  8. Blue in Green
  9. Angel Eyes
  10. Corcovado (Quiet Nights)
  11. 'Round Midnight
  12. How Long Has This Been Going On?
  13. Love Is Here to Stay
  14. You Are Too Beautful
  15. At Last
  16. You Go to My Head
  17. Don't Misunderstand
  18. Body and Soul
  19. For All We Know
  20. You Must Believe in Spring
  21. Sweet and Slow
  22. More Than You Know
  23. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
  24. Solitude
  25. Some Other Time