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BODY AND SOUL

Body And Soul


A very versatile performer with stints in the movies, musical comedies, and on TV, Lainie Kazan's first solo album as a recording artist can be added to her already full r?sum?. Once an understudy for Barbra Streisand (who will never be mistaken for a jazz vocalist), Kazan has adopted some of her mannerisms including a weighty, emotional vocal approach to the music. In terms of emotions, Kazan leaves nothing behind. Most of the 16 familiar and not so familiar standards are presented heavy on the drama, richly endowed with passion and poignancy much in the tradition of Edith Piaf. There's some relief from the density with a dancehall Sophie Tucker- like rendition of "Some of These Days," including the double entendres. On, "Body & Soul," which has been recorded by virtually everybody, "Body and Soul" is done soft and soulfully, with a very passionate coda, ? la Morgana King. John Burr's bowed bass provides the somber backdrop for "When Your Lover Is Gone." Kazan is accompanied on most of the cuts by just piano or piano with the rest of the rhythm section. Vincent Herring's appropriately mournful saxophone is on "The Man That Got Away" and "Embraceable You." The latter is done as a trio of Kazan's voice, Herring's horn, and Don Rebic's piano, and is an album highlight. Hubert Laws' flute shows up for a relatively subdued, slightly Latin tinged "I Concentrate on You." Given the turgid playlist, Kazan's gray interpretations and few moments of cheer, do not listen to this album on a dark, cold, rainy day or if you are otherwise depressed. A very good singer, but for her next album, Kazan will hopefully get better advice on song selection. ~ Dave Nathan, Rovi

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    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
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    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: SONY BMG MUSIC
  • UPC: 016126512624
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Track listings

  • 1. I Concentrate On You
  • 2. Embraceable You
  • 3. Love Medley
  • 4. Body And Soul
  • 5. When I Fall In Love
  • 6. One Of These Days / Livin' Alone
  • 7. I'm A Fool To Want You
  • 8. Man That Got Away, The
  • 9. Little Girl Blue
  • 10. Song For The Old Lovers
  • 11. Here's To Life
  • 12. We Can Only Try
 
HPB condition ratings
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  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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