And his gift of course was — whatever you made of the man's private life — he could inhabit a lyric like no other, Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely he does on this album.
You believe him to be the lonely one who has lost his love and perhaps his passion for life. When I sing, I believe I'm honest. But, with arrangers like Nelson Riddle pictured and Gordon Jenkins especially, he had wonderful curtains behind him. For these quick sessions — six of Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely 11 songs in two nights, five in another session — Riddle arranged charts which supported the singer the soar of strings then silence on Gone With the Wind or kept a discreet distance the spare arrangement of One For My Baby which is mostly just Sinatra and his longtime session pianist Bill Millar in the opening section which establishes the mood and narrative.
The album begins with what might seem high drama from piano and warm strings until that curtain pulls back and Sinatra steps out with barely an instrument behind him. Trumpeter Harry Edison known for his work with Count Basie's bands and with Ella Fitzgerald, whom Sinatra considered the greatest singer of his generation brings a distant, blues melancholy to Willow Weep For Me alongside the mournful strings as Sinatra effortlessly stretches the notes, a masterclass in how to play with tempo and delivery of lyrics.
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