Helen Merrill

RW 153
Release date 2014


In 1960 Helen Merrill went on a tour round Europe and was the star at the Comblain La Tour Jazz Festival. Later, she came to Italy in order to record a series of concerts for a television programme called "Moderato Swing" with Piero Umiliani and his orchestra. 

In this record are gathered the songs that Helen Merrill sung for the Italian TV show I have just mentioned. The Italian words have been kept from the original and they are by Fernando Cajati.

In "Night and Day", "Everything Happens to Me", "Autumn in New York", "These Foolish Things" and "I've Got You under My Skin", Helen Merril is accompanied by a sextet made up by Piero Umiliani (piano), Nini Rosso (trumpet), Gino Marinacci (baritone sax), Enzo Grillini (guitar), Berto Pisano (bass) and Sergio Conti (drums). In the other items we hear instead a quartet formed by Piero Umiliani (piano and celesta), Nino Culasso (trumpet), Tonino Ferrelli (bass) and Ralph Ferraro (drums).

The LP format includes CD copy.

1.Notte e Giorno
2.Night and Day
3.Accade Tutto a Me
4.Everything Happens to Me
5.Autunno a New York
6.Autumn in New York
7.Perché non fai di tutto
8.Why don't you do right
9.Tu non sai cosa sia l'amore
10.You don't know what love is
11.Queste piccole sciocche cose
12.These Foolish Things
13.Aprile a Parigi
14.April in Paris
15.Ti ho nella pelle
16.I've got you under my skin
19.Salice piangi per me
20.Willow weep for me
21.Quando il tuo amore
22.When your lover has gone