After „In the wee small hours“ was an disappointment of an album Sinatra get a second change to convience me to his music. „Songs for swinging lovers“ is as the title tells us a swing concept-album which he arranges with the conductor Nelson Riddle.
In total the album contains the work of nearly 3 years. It contains coverversions of songs from 1923 – 1947.
Instruments used on the album, besides Sinatras vocals are: Trumpet, trombone, valve, basstrombone, altsax, tenorsax, baritonsax, clarinett, violin, viola, cello, harp, piano, guitar, bass, drum and percussion.
Since I also never heard swing I am also excited to hear the album, so the requirements are the same like on the other Sinatra album.
The mood is much happier and more lighted than on his other album. But also it´s very vocaldominated and after the second song I just want it to be over.
From Make Whoopee! to the next to last song it becomes all more dynamic and so more interessting to listen to. The last song then again is tough like chewing gum and let the album seem endless.
A bit better than „In the wee small hours“ but also not worth the time to listen to it. Boring and dummy. Maybe only an album for swinging lovers.