Tony Bennett October 1957

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Tony Bennett in recording studio with Candido & Sabu Martinez, October 1957

From left: Louis “Sabu” Martinez, Cándido Camero and Tony Bennett

Photo Don Hunstein

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At Carnegie Hall - June 9, 1962 (Live)

At Carnegie Hall – June 9, 1962 (Live)

from – www-carnegiehall-org – Fun Fact: When asked about his favorite venue in a 2008 interview with Jerry Fink of the Las Vegas Sun, Bennett proclaimed “I love Carnegie Hall best of all”.1962 was a landmark year for Tony Bennett. Despite the rise of rock and roll in the 1950s, his career had continued to develop, and the late 1950s saw a commercially and critically successful collaboration with Count Basie. This period culminated with the June 1962 Carnegie Hall appearance—his third at the Hall—that resulted in this celebrated live recording. 1962 was also the year he released what was to become his signature song—”I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” Soon thereafter, the British Invasion would happen, rendering Bennett’s style and recorded output old-fashioned almost overnight—precipitating an artistic and personal decline from which he would not emerge for a decade and a half.For now, though, he had the Carnegie Hall audience in the palm of his hand throughout this marathon concert. Accompanied by an outstanding lineup that included Al Cohn on tenor saxophone, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Candido Camero on percussion, and his longtime pianist Ralph Sharon, Bennett worked his way through 44 songs and medleys. The original vinyl release featured just 28 tracks on a double album. It was not until the 1997 CD release that fans could experience the full program.Bennett continued to perform at Carnegie Hall on a regular basis—even throughout the difficult years of the late 1960s and 1970s—and his appearance alongside James Taylor in April 2011 marked his 25th time performing at the Hall. ITA – Quando a Tony Bennett è stato chiesto quale era il suo luogo preferito in una intervista del 2008 con Jerry Fink del Las Vegas Sun, Bennett ha proclamato “Amo Carnegie Hall migliore di tutti”.Il 1962 fu un anno cruciale per Tony Bennett. Nonostante l’aumento del rock and roll nel 1950, la sua carriera aveva continuato a svilupparsi, e alla fine del 1950 ha visto una collaborazione commerciale  di successo con Count Basie.Questo periodo culminò con il giugno 1962 al Carnegie Hall che ha portato  questa celebre registrazione dal vivo. Il 1962 fu anche l’anno che ha pubblicato quella che sarebbe diventata la sua firma la canzone “I Left My Heart In San Francisco”  “Ho lasciato il mio cuore a San Francisco.” Poco dopo, la British Invasion  lo stile di Bennett risultò vecchio stile portandolo ad  un declino artistico e personale da cui non sarebbe emerso per un decennio e mezzo ma in questa registrazione ha avuto il pubblico del Carnegie Hall nel palmo della sua mano in questo concerto maratona. Accompagnato da una formazione eccezionale che includeva Al Cohn al sax tenore, Kenny Burrell alla chitarra, Candido Camero alle percussioni, e il suo pianista di lunga data Ralph Sharon, Bennett ha canta attraverso 44 canzoni e medley. La versione in vinile originale caratterizzato soli 28 tracce su un doppio album. Non è stato fino a quando il CD della versione 1997 che i fan possano sperimentare il programma completo aggiungo un album splendido sicuramente il mio preferito enjoy.

“Tony Bennett – I Left My Heart In San Francisco (Live)”.