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Perfectly Frank: Sinatra’s Small-Group Jazz Recordings

It was a longstanding disappointment with Frank Sinatra's fans that he didn't do more small-group jazz recordings...

SinatraIt was a longstanding disappointment with Frank Sinatra’s fans that he didn’t do more small-group jazz recordings. This week on Night Lights we present some of the ones that he did do, including rare broadcasts from his 1953-55 radio program To Be Perfectly Frank, some late-1940s sides for Columbia, an all-star gathering with Nat King Cole, Coleman Hawkins, and others on “Sweet Lorraine,” a Nelson Riddle arrangement from the LP In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning, and a live date in 1959 with Red Norvo’s combo.

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