Bells Are Ringing

Shelly Manne & His Friends

Bells Are Ringing MP3
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    1. I Met A Girl 3:18
    2. Just In Time 9:49
    3. Independent (On My Own) 5:11
    4. The Party's Over (Ballad Version) 4:11
    5. It's A Perfect Relationship 3:43
    6. Is It A Crime? 3:06
    7. Better Than A Dream 5:54
    8. Mu-Cha-Cha 4:23
    9. Long Before I Knew You 4:10
    10. The Party's Over (Up-Tempo Version) 4:11

In the late 1950s, Shelly Manne and Andre Previn were as familiar a pairing in the realm of the theatrical musical as Rodgers and Hammerstein or Lerner and Loewe. Working under the names Shelly Manne & His Friends (as here) or Andre Previn and his Pals, they pioneered one of the first successful concepts of the long-playing album era, the jazz version of a Broadway show. This 1958 set was their fifth Broadway effort, and was rounded out by the great bassist Red Mitchell, who worked with the pianist later in the year when the multi-faceted Previn briefly left the symphonic concert stages and Hollywood studios for a trio tour. Among the highlights in the Friends' version of the Comden/Green score are the now-standard "Just in Time" and two contrasting versions of "The Party's Over," as well as Manne's intriguing feature "Mu-Cha-Cha."

with André Previn, Red Mitchell

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