Henry Mancini rehearsing with the Utah Symphony, 1981

Henry Mancini:




[CD Reissue pictured above]

Vince Guaraldi Trio, "Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus", Fantasy Records #LP 3337 (mono) & 8089 (stereo) (1962).[LP]
Vince Guaraldi Trio, "Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus", Fantasy Records #GZS 1042 (1993).[CD]

Contains Mancini's "Moon River".

Bola Sete, "Tour de Force", Fantasy #8358 (1964).[LP]

Includes Mancini's Moon River.

Musician personnel:

Bola Sete (guitar)

Fred Schrieber (bass)

John Rae (drums)

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[Original LP]

[CD Reissue with tracks from both albums]

Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete, "Vice Guaraldi, Bola Sete & Friends", Fantasy #8356 (stereo)/#3356 (mono) (1966).[Original LP]
Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete, "Vince & Bola", Fantasy #FCD-24756-2 (2000).[CD Reissue***]
***CD Reissue also contains tracks from Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete, "Live At El Matador", Fantasy LP #8371 (1966).[LP]

This CD reissue compilation includes a surprising rendition of The Days of Wine and Roses (Mancini/Mercer).

Musician personnel includes: Vince Guaraldi (piano), Bola Sete (acoustic guitar), Fred Marshall (bass) and Jerry Granelli (drums).

LINER NOTES (from the original LP by Ralph J. Gleason):


CD Reissue Liner Notes by Arnaldo DeSouteiro.

In his liner notes, Mr. DeSouteiro wrote:

Finally, the 1962 Oscar-winning song, the title theme from Days of Wine and Roses (starring Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick), receives an airy bossa nova treatment, showcasing Bola's virtuosity during the tag.

[Original LP]

[2006 Expanded Edition CD]

Tony Bennett and Bill Evans, "The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album", Fantasy #9489 (1975).[LP]
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans, "The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album", Fantasy/BMG [Brazil] CD #90204-87187-2 (2002).[24-bit CD Reissue]
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans, "The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album", Fantasy #30177 (2006).[Expanded Edition CD Reissue]

Includes the Oscar-winning song "Days of Wine and Roses" (Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer).

Musician personnel: Tony Bennett (vocal), Bill Evans (piano).

2002 CD Reissue Produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro for JSR/BMG.

Original LP produced by Helen Keane.

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[U.S. LP Compilation]

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[1989 CD Reissue]

Vince Guaraldi, "Greatest Hits", Fantasy #MPF-4505 (1980).[LP Compilation]
Vince Guaraldi, "Greatest Hits", Fantasy #FCD-7706-2 (1989).[CD Reissue]

Mancini's "Mr. Lucky" and "Days of Wine and Roses" are included in this album.


Various Artists, "Blue Voices - The Finest In Jazz Ballads", Fantasy CD #6060-2 (2002).[CD Compilation]

Includes Ithamara Koorax singing Moon River (Mancini-Mercer).

Personnel on this track include: Ithamara Koorax (vocal), Cristina Braga (harp), Jose Roberto Bertrami (keyboards) and Arnaldo DeSouteiro (arranger).


Various Artists, "Jazz Lounge Best", Fantasy #12914 (2004).[2-CD Set Compilation]

This set includes the Mancini composition "(Theme From) Mr. Lucky".


     01 Nice Work If You Can Get It - Joe Pass
     02 The Way You Look Tonight - Lew Soloff
     03 Makin' Whoopee/The Glory Of Love - Carol Sloane
     04 Blue Moon - Betty Roche
     05 Stompin' At The Savoy - Cal Tjader
     06 Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Mose Allison
     07 Mr. Lucky - Vince Guaraldi (Mancini)
     08 You Make Me Feel So Young - Chet Baker
     09 I Surrender Dear - Helen Humes
     10 A Foggy Day - Betty Roche
     11 In Your Own Sweet Way - Miles Davis
     12 Canadian Sunset - Wes Montgomery
     13 Dancing On The Ceiling - Chet Baker
     14 I Will Wait For You - Freddy Cole
     15 The Seventh Son - Mose Allison
     16 Agua Limpia Todo - Francisco Aguabella Orchestra
     17 Viva Cepeda - Cal Tjader
     18 Cantaloupe Island - Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers
     19 Agua De Beber - Ella Fitzgerald
     20 Alone Together - Cal Tjader
     21 Baiao Cigano -Nonato Luiz/Djalma Correa/Luiz Alves
     22 Sabor A Mi - Manny Oquendo & Libre
     23 Corcovado - Joe Pass/Paulinho Da Costa
     24 Wave - Charlie Byrd
     25 Te Quiero - Chico O'Farrill
     26 Voce - Joe Pass & Paulinho Da Costa
     27 Meditacão - Charlie Byrd
     28 Samba De Orfeu - The Bola Sete Trio
     29 The Girl From Ipanema - Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
     30 Sofisticada - Luiz Bonfa
     31 Besame Mucho - Art Pepper

Musician personnel & Credits:

Nonato Luiz - Guitar (Acoustic)
Ella Fitzgerald - Vocals
Djalma Correa - Congas, Percussion
Luiz Alves - Bass (Acoustic)
Manny Oquendo - Timbales, Percussion
Joe Pass - Guitar (Electric)
Paulinho Da Costa - Percussion, Congas
Charlie Byrd - Guitar (Acoustic)
Chico O'Farrill - Arranger
Bola Sete - Guitar (Acoustic)
Vince Guaraldi - Piano (Acoustic)
Luiz Bonfá - Guitar (Acoustic)
Pascoal Meirelles - Drums
Nilson Matta - Bass (Acoustic)
Peter Klam - Executive Producer
Jota Moraes - Keyboards, Arranger
Art Pepper - Sax (Alto)
Barry Powley - Executive Producer
Carol Sloane - Vocals
Arnaldo DeSouteiro - Producer, Arranger
Lew Soloff - Trumpet
Betty Roché - Vocals
Cal Tjader - Vibraphone
Wes Montgomery - Guitar (Electric)
Mose Allison - Piano (Acoustic), Vocals
Chet Baker - Trumpet, Vocals
Helen Humes - Vocals
Miles Davis - Trumpet
Francisco Aguabella - Percussion
Freddy Cole - Vocals
Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers - Performer
Todd Barkan - Producer
Bill Belmont - Coordination
Mulgrew Miller - Piano (Acoustic)
Victor Lewis - Drums
Makoto Kimata - Producer
George Mraz - Bass (Acoustic)

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Various Artists, "Jazz Ballads", Fantasy #GUTJ 001-4 (2005).[2-CD Compilation Set]

Includes two Oscar-winning songs by Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer:
"Days of Wine and Roses" performed by Tony Bennett & Bill Evans, and "Moon River", performed by Ithamara Koorax and produced & arranged by Arnaldo DeSouteiro, featuring José Roberto Bertrami (keyboards) and Cristina Braga (harp).


1. Isn't She Lovely - Freddy Cole
2. Dream A Little Dream of Me - Ella Fitzgerald
3. You Needed Me - Oscar Peterson
4. All The Way - Etta Jones
5. When I Fall in Love - Betty Roché
6. How Long Has This Been Going On? - Chet Baker
7. Smile - Sylvia Syms
8. Someday My Prince Will Come - Helen Humes
9. When You Wish Upon A Star - Jimmy Scott/Freddy Cole
10. If You Went Away - Sarah Vaughan
11. Insensatez - Flora Purim
12. Days of Wine and Roses - Tony Bennett/Bill Evans
13. Moon River - Ithamara Koorax
14. Wouldn't It Be Lovely - Ian Shaw
15. Send In The Clowns - Sarah Vaughan
16. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Sylvia Syms
17. Over The Rainbow - Jimmy Scott
18. I Get A Kick Out Of You - Ella Fitzgerald
19. Someone To Watch Over Me - Betty Roché
20. Young and Foolish - Tony Bennett
21. The Very Thought of You - Barbara Lea
22. Night and Day - Bev Kelly
23. The More I See You - Chet Baker
24. Georgia On My Mind - Ginny Byrd
25. My Favourite Things - Mark Murphy
26. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me - Carol Sloane
27. Wheels of Life - Oscar Peterson
28. Sad Love Song - Adela Dalto

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Tony Bennett/Bill Evans, "The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings", Fantasy/Concord #FAN-31281 (2009).[2-CD Set]

This complete recordings set contains Mancini's "Days of Wine and Roses".


Tony Bennett (vocals)
Bill Evans (piano)


1. Young And Foolish 3:50
2. The Touch Of Your Lips 3:54
3. Some Other Time 5:02
4. When In Rome 2:53
5. We'll Be Together Again 3:16
6. My Foolish Heart 5:23
7. Waltz For Debby 5:14
8. But Beautiful 8:10
9. Days Of Wine And Roses 2:20
10. The Bad And The Beautiful 2:19
11. Lucky To Be Me 3:45
12. Make Someone Happy 3:54
13. You're Nearer 2:23
14. A Child Is Born 3:18
15. The Two Lonely People 4:28
16. You Don't Know What Love Is 3:23
17. Maybe September 3:56
18. Lonely Girl 2:50
19. You Must Believe In Spring 5:51
20. Who Can I Turn To? 2:28
21. Dream Dancing 3:48


1. Young And Foolish (Alternate Take 4) 4:45
2. The Touch Of Your Lips (Alternate Take 1) 2:54
3. Some Other Time (Alternate Take 7) 4:56
4. When In Rome (Alternate Take 11) 2:57
5. Waltz For Debby (Alternate Take 8) 3:50
6. The Bad And The Beautiful (Alternate Take 1) 2:13
7. The Bad And The Beautiful (Alternate Take 2) 2:10
8. Make Someone Happy (Alternate Take 5) 3:54
9. You're Nearer (Alternate Take 9) 2:58
10. A Child Is Born (Alternate Take 2) 3:27
11. A Child Is Born (Alternate Take 7) 3:12
12. The Two Lonely People (Alernate Take 5) 4:44
13. You Don't Know What Love Is (Alternate Take 16) 3:33
14. You Don't Know What Love Is (Alternate Take 18) 3:33
15. Maybe September (Alternate Take 5) 4:38
16. Maybe September (Alternate Take 8) 4:32
17. Lonely Girl (Alternate Take 1) 2:58
18. You Must Believe In Spring (Alternate Take 1) 6:02
19. You Must Believe In Spring (Alternate Take 4) 5:36
20. Who Can I Turn To? (Alternate Take 6) 2:31


Liner Notes (by Will Friedwald):












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