A pair of instrumental gems from 1963 – back to back on a single CD! Hollywood features the piano of Andre Previn
, mixed with some larger orchestrations by John Williams – all at a level that's got a great sort of moody, late nite vibe! Previn
still holds onto some of his best jazzy elements, but also echoes his roots in 50s mood music with this record too – and Williams' charts are nicely complex in their use of color, at a level that's more interesting than the usual session of this nature. Titles include "Laura", "I'm A Dreamer Aren't We All", "The Second Time Around", "A Second Chance", and "Look Again". Soft & Swinging has Andre Previn
's core trio augmented by larger arrangements from the pianist himself – often gentle, with a mellow sort of vibe – and one that still lets Andre
step out in the lead on these lightly-tripping piano solos. Titles include "Lose Me Now", "Too Late My Love", "I Must Have That Man", "Don't Blame Me", "Exactly Like You", and "It's A Most Unusual Day".