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It Might As Well Be Swing


Download links and information about It Might As Well Be Swing by Count Basie, Frank Sinatra. This album was released in 1964 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Rock, Country, Pop genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 26:59 minutes.

Artist: Count Basie, Frank Sinatra
Release date: 1964
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Rock, Country, Pop
Tracks: 10
Duration: 26:59
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No. Title Length
1. Fly Me to the Moon 2:29
2. I Wish You Love 2:55
3. I Believe In You 2:20
4. More (Theme from "Mondo Cane") 3:03
5. I Can't Stop Loving You 2:59
6. Hello, Dolly! 2:45
7. I Wanna Be Around 2:20
8. The Best Is Yet to Come 2:54
9. The Good Life 2:26
10. Wives and Lovers 2:48



Frank Sinatra and Count Basie's second collaboration, It Might as Well Be Swing, was a more structured, swing-oriented set than Sinatra-Basie, and in many ways the superior album. The album consists of then-recently written songs, arranged as if they were swing numbers. The results work splendidly, not just because arranger/conductor Quincy Jones found the core of each of the songs, but because Basie and his band were flexible. Adding a string section to their core band, Basie plays a more standard swing than he did on Sinatra-Basie, but that doesn't mean It Might as Well Be Swing is devoid of jazz. Both Basie and Sinatra manage to play with the melodies and the beat, even though the album never loses sight of its purpose as a swing album. However, what makes It Might as Well Be Swing more successful is the consistently high level of the performances. On their previous collaboration, both Sinatra and Basie sounded a bit worn out, but throughout this record they play with energy and vigor.