Artist: Harry Connick, Jr.
Album: It Had to Be You
Release Date: December 28, 1999
Genre: Vocal, Jazz
Styles: Jazz-Pop, New Orleans Jazz, Traditional Pop
New Orleans native Harry Connick, Jr.
grew up surrounded by jazz, and although his subsequent career has taken him into pop territory and on to the big screen as a movie star, he remains at heart a New Orleans piano player. This surprisingly cohesive collection keeps to the jazz side of the street as it draws tracks from Connick’s early Columbia albums and soundtrack work, including material from We Are in Love, When Harry Met Sally, The Godfather, Pt. 3 and the delightful instrumental album Lofty’s Roach Souffle, which found Connick working in his natural habitat as part of a piano trio. These various sources give this collection a nice balance, and it makes an accessible introduction to the jazz side of this charming and talented performer.
|It Had to Be You / Isham Jones / Gus Kahn||Harry Connick, Jr.||2:40|
|I Could Write a Book / Lorenz Hart / Richard Rodgers||Harry Connick, Jr.||2:29|
|But Not for Me / George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin||Harry Connick, Jr.||4:32|
|Stompin’ at the Savoy / Benny Goodman / Andy Razaf / Edgar Sampson / Chick Webb||Harry Connick, Jr.||4:13|
|Where or When / Lorenz Hart / Richard Rodgers||Harry Connick, Jr.||3:52|
|It’s All Right with Me / Cole Porter||Harry Connick, Jr.||4:53|
|Promise Me You’ll Remember / John Bettis||Harry Connick, Jr.||5:12|
|We Are in Love / Harry Connick, Jr.||Harry Connick, Jr.||2:41|
|Forever, For Now / Harry Connick, Jr. / R.E. McLean||Harry Connick, Jr.||4:21|
|Lofty’s Roach Souffle / Harry Connick, Jr.||Harry Connick, Jr.||5:23|
|Don’t Get Around Much Anymore / Duke Ellington / Bob Russell||Harry Connick, Jr.||4:23|
|Recipe for Love / Harry Connick, Jr.||Harry Connick, Jr.||2:34|