Cy Coleman: A Jazzman’s Broadway

Jamacia, Flower Drum Song, and South Pacific!

Before he was a noted composer of such shows as Little Me, Sweet Charity, Barnum and On the Twentieth Century, Cy Coleman was the favorite of the New York cabaret and supper club scene. Now, for the first time on CD, Cy and his fellow musicians play the scores of Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg’s hit show Jamaica in addition to songs from the Rodgers & Hammerstein hits Flower Drum Song and South Pacific. The latter from rare transcription discs making their debuts since being recorded in the early 1950s.

While listening to this jazzy CD think of yourself sipping a Manhattan cocktail or a martini at the Shelburne or Park Sheraton hotels’ club while Cy Coleman and his fellow musicians regale you with a bevy of Broadway blockbuster tunes. It’s ‘50s jazz at its finest.

1. I Don’t Think I’ll End It All Today
2. Savanna
3. Monkey in the Mango Tree
4. Napoleon
5. Take It Slow, Joe
6. Pretty to Walk With
7. Little Biscuit
8. Cocoanut Sweet
9. Push de Button
10. What Good Does It Do?
11. The Other Generation
12. I Am Going to Like It Here
13. You Are Beautiful
14. Chop Suey
15. Grant Avenue
16. A Hundred Million Miracles
17. Love, Look Away
18. Sunday
19. Younger Than Springtime
20. This Nearly Was Mine
21. Happy Talk
22. I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair

Release date: April 6, 2018

ARTISTS: CY COLEMAN with bassist AARON BELL, drummer RAY MOSCA, plus a vocal group and three additional musicians: OSSIE JOHNSON (drums), ROMEO PINQUE (flute) and SKEETER BEST (guitar)
SONGWRITERS: Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg and Rodgers and Hammerstein

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