September 13, 2005
Easy Listening, Orchestral Pop, Latin Pop, Tango, Instrumental Pop, Mood Music, South American Traditions, Easy Pop

Album Review

During the late 1950s and well into the '60s, Stanley Black churned out a steady stream of thematically focused concept albums, often tapping into selected ethnic traditions. Dutton Vocalion presents a pair of sequels to Black's albums All-Time Top Tangos and Spain, including a suite based upon themes from Georges Bizet's "Pearl Fishers," Emmanuel Chabrier's "Espana" and Joaquín Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez," a piece most famously handled by Miles Davis and Gil Evans on their 1959 album Sketches of Spain. This reissue belongs among the better titles in the Stanley Black discography. For background and context, see his earlier work as pianist and arranger with British dance bands and a 1934 session with Coleman Hawkins.
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Track Listing

  1. The Pearl Fishers
  2. Poema
  3. Violetta
  4. Blaue Himmel (Nightfall)
  5. Tango delle Rose
  6. Tango Notturno
  7. Dark Eyes
  8. Serenade in the Night
  9. El Amanecer
  10. Caminito
  11. Yira! Yira!
  12. La Cumparsita
  13. Spanish Gyspy Dance
  14. La Paloma
  15. El Gato Montez
  16. Andalucia
  17. Rumba
  18. March from the Captain from Castille
  19. Prelude to Act IV from Carmen
  20. Solamente una Vez (You Belong to My Heart)
  21. Concierto de Aranjuez
  22. España