It Never Entered My Mind


1940Higher and Higher

Rodgers and Hart (1)

It Never Entered My Mind (m. Richard Rodgers, w. Lorenz Hart) was introduced by Shirley Ross in the 1940 Rodgers and Hart musical Higher and Higher.

Frank Sinatra – (Axel Stordahl: arranger, conductor) recorded on 5 November 1947 and released in 1949 on the album Frankly Sentimental; later included in the 1986 compilation The Voice: The Columbia Years (1943-1952).


Miles Davis Quartet — Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, 6 March 1954 — Miles Davis (tp) Horace Silver (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d)


Miles Davis Quintet — Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, 11 May 1956 — Miles Davis (tp), John Coltrane (ts), Red Garland (p), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)


1955 In the Wee Small Hours-Frank Sinatra, Capitol Records W-581 (1a)

Frank Sinatra with orchestra arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle –– recorded at KHJ Studios in Hollywood on 4 March 1955; released on the 1955 album In the Wee Small Hours

Excerpts from Wikipedia:

In the Wee Small Hours is an album by Frank Sinatra with arrangements by Nelson Riddle, released in 1955. It is with this album that Sinatra perfected the concept album, fully realizing the ideas he had been grappling with in record presentation going all the way back to The Voice from 1946. It remains one of the most celebrated and enduring concept albums that Sinatra put out during the 1950s.

The album used only ballads organized around a central mood of late-night isolation and aching lost love, supposedly due to Sinatra’s separation from Ava Gardner. It opens with the morose title track, newly written, and followed by a selection of pop standards arranged in a restrained, mellow manner. Riddle’s arrangements were either for a small ensemble or brooding strings, often highlighted by woodwinds or a celesta. The classic album cover reflected the theme, featuring a pensive Sinatra in a deserted and eerie night-time streetscape.


Julie London — 1955


peggy-lee-03-d25Peggy Lee-Black Coffee and Dream Street sessions

Peggy Lee — originally from her 1957 album Dream Street; the record being spun here seems to be an MTV compilation


Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster, from Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster — Recorded: Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA 16 October 1957

Ben Webster – Tenor Sax
Coleman Hawkins – Tenor Sax
Oscar Peterson – Piano
Herb Ellis – Guitar
Ray Brown – Bass
Alvin Stoller – Drums


George Shearing — solo piano arrangement, incorporating Erik Satie’s Gymnopédie No. 1, from the album Grand Piano, recorded and released in 1985


Jane Monheit Live at the Rainbow Room 2002


Chris Botti-3

Chris Botti – from his 2007 album Italia



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