A Weaver of Dreams


A Weaver of Dreams (m. Victor Young, w. John Elliot)

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Victor Young biographies:

“A Weaver of Dreams” – lyric


Nat King Cole — recorded at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, 14 September 1951; issued as the B-side of the single “Wine, Women and Song” (Capitol 1925); included in the 1952 Cole jazz compilation 8 Top Pops


Cannonball Adderley Quintet — recorded on 3 February 1959 at Universal Recorders Studio B, Chicago; released on the Mercury label as Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago, MG 20449 (mono), SR 60134 (stereo) — note: Adderley plays on all of the album tracks except this one


  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Wynton Kelly – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Jimmy Cobb – drums



Sonny Rollins Trio — live in Laren, Netherlands — 7 March 1959

Sonny Rollins: saxophone
Henry Grimes: bass
Pete La Roca: drums


1961 Weaver of Dreams, Kenny Burrell, Columbia  LP CS 8503Kenny Burrell — title track from the 1961 Columbia LP CS 8503, recorded from October 18, 1960-June 28, 1961 in New York City

album personnel:

  • Kenny Burrell – guitar, vocals
  • Bobby Jaspar – tenor saxophone
  • Tommy Flanagan – piano
  • Joe Benjamin, Wendell Marshall – bass
  • Bill English, Bobby Donaldson – drums


Johnny Mathis — from the 1963 Columbia LP Johnny, CS 8844 (stereo), CL 2044 (mono)


1974  Jazz à Juan -- Lee Konitz, live at Juan-les-Pins, Antibes, 26 July 19741974  Jazz à Juan -- Lee Konitz, live at Juan-les-Pins, Antibes, 26 July 1974 (back)

Lee Konitz — recorded 26 July 1974 live at Jazz à Juan, the annual jazz festival held at Juan-les-Pins, in Antibes, France; LP: SteepleChase ‎SCS-1072

Lee Konitz: alto sax
Martial Solal: piano
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: bass
Daniel Humair: drums.


Jan Lundgren Trio — from the 2001 LP Plays the Music of Victor Young


Esperanza Spalding has a pointEsperanza Spalding, Junjo, 2005 (1a)

Esperanza Spalding — released as “You’re a Weaver of Dreams” on the 2005 Hush Records label various artists CD, Mile: A Hush Compilation (HSH 050)


Blue Flower – uploaded on 17 September 2008

  • Cristóbal Ambas: guitarra
  • Nicanor Lopez: teclado
  • Abel Yardin: bajo
  • Dino Mereu: bateria
  • sin acreditar: saxófono (uncredited: saxophone)


unnamed trio — uploaded on 23 November 2008

Rob Dominis: piano
Eero Tikkanen: bass
Tuomas Rauhala: drums


Paul Newman House Band — live at The Venuz, in Santa Clara, California — Paul Newman, Bob Holland, Rob Peacey, Paul Wooley, and Paul Arthurs — uploaded on 11 February 2010


Eric Roach– published on 12 September 2013


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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mike Ivers
    Jan 14, 2014 @ 22:21:20

    Good going Doc. Victor Young wrote some beautiful melodies and doesn’t have the stature he deserves. You’d be surprised at the number of his tunes that Sinatra recorded. I linked versions of Street Of Dreams by Russ Columbo, Bing, and Sinatra in one track. Great listening.



    • doc
      Jan 15, 2014 @ 08:52:22

      Hey Mike,
      Thanks. Young wrote some of my favorites from the classic Songbook era: “My Foolish Heart,” “Beautiful Love”…and this one, which is a jazz standard but not otherwise well-known. The number of songs in his catalog at the Songwriters Hall of Fame is only 35. If this is near complete, then Young’s “batting average” with writing successful and memorable songs is incomparable. At least 12 those 35 (34%) are standards. According to a biography by Hal Erickson quoted at answers.com, he wrote the scores to over 300 films, though AllMusic says, in this regard, that he “worked on 300 films,” which is quite a different thing to say. Chances are his song output was greater than 35. I’ll look into it.


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