Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Norman Paris Trio - The Cocktail Hour (1956)

This is an album I've had for quite some time - bought it for the cover and had it hanging on my wall for almost as long as I've had it. I really love that cover - very simple, yet elegant and sophisticated. I'll probably end up hanging it back up because I like it so much! The album itself is good background music - nice, unobtrusive, good to read by or have a quiet dinner. If you like music performed by this kind of trio (piano, guitar, bass), then you'll like this one.

Track listing for The Norman Paris Trio - The Cocktail Hour:

Side 1:
1. I'll Remember April
2. Lullaby Of The Leaves
3. Lover
4. Hello, Young Lovers
5. I'll Take Romance
6. Someone To Watch Over Me

Side 2:
1. This Nearly Was Mine
2. Can I Forget You
3. Right As The Rain
4. Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'!
5. Pavanne
6. Fascinatin' Rhythm


mel said...

This looks great - I'm going to grab it shortly.

You have such exquisite taste...

Craig D said...

Norman Paris was the band leader / Music Guy on the old "I've Got A Secret" back in the the 50s & 60s.

Airchecker said...

Thanks for posting this.

Norman Paris was also the musical director on NBC's "That Was The Week That Was" (1964-65). I saw several of the live broadcasts in the studio (8H for some shows), so I got to appreciate the sound of the five (?) person band that Paris assembled for the program.