Alone Together

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Alone Together by photographer Colin Davis

Alone Together (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)

From Wikipedia:

Alone Together was introduced in the Broadway musical Flying Colors in 1932 by Jean Sargent. The song soon became a hit, with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra’s 1932 recording being the first to reach the charts. It is the most popular of Schwartz and Dietz’s collaborations and has become a jazz standard. The first jazz artist to record the song was Artie Shaw in 1939.[1]

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1939

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra — from the short film Symphony of Swing (1939) — The quality of the video is rather low

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Jo Stafford —   According to secondhandsongs.com, the recording appeared on a 1947 LP titled Songs by Jo Stafford. I haven’t discovered any other information about an album of that title.

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1955

Miles Davis with Charles Mingus, accompanied by Elvin Jones on drums — recorded July 9, 1955 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey. The arrangement of Alone Together was by Charles Mingus, while the other tracks on the album Blue Moods (1955) were arranged by Teddy Charles.

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Chet Baker — recording date and other info presently unknown

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Dorothy Ashby & Frank Wess — from the 1958 LP In a Minor Groove

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Tony Bennett — title song of a 1960 Bennett album

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Grant Green — Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on 1 April  1961. Released as Blue Note 4071, 1961.

  • Grant Green – guitar
  • Ben Tucker – bass
  • Dave Bailey – drums

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Ray Charles and Betty Carter — from the album Ray Charles and Betty Carter, released September 1961

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1963

Paul Desmond & Jim Hall Quartet – Personnel: Paul Desmond (alto sax), Jim Hall (guitar), Eugene Cherico (bass), Connie Kay (drums) from the album Take Ten, released in 1963

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Judy Garland — from Episode #21 of “The Judy Garland Show,” taped January 31, 1964

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1984

Jim Hall and Ron Carter — recorded live at the Concord Pavilion, Concord, California in August 1984. Jazzstandards.com mentions the 1972 recording of the duo for the album Alone Together as an example of a “a looser and more interactive” interpretation of the number.

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Franco Tenelli

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— Youtube upload, 21 June 2008

Artist’s description:

‘Alone Together’ – Jazz Piano Lesson. Another of my recycled/updated live played midi files from my site at [defunct URL]

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