Helen Merrill is the debut studio album by vocalist Helen Merrill, on which she's accompanied by trumpeter Clifford Brown in arrangements by the young Quincy Jones. Brown had recorded a somewhat similar album with Sarah Vaughan only a few days previously, on December 16 and 18, 1954. In 1995, on the fortieth anniversary of this debut album, Merrill recorded a tribute album to Brown, who had been killed in a car crash in 1956, the year after their collaborative album was released.
Helen Merrill recorded this lushly orchestrated album in conjunction with arranger/conductor Hal Mooney, with whom she'd previously cut a single, in early 1957. Opening with the moody and gorgeous "I'll Be Around," she moves into almost an art-song mode on "Soft as Spring," and her sound on "If I Forget You" veers perilously close to pop, complete with rippling harp arpeggios, as does "It's a Lazy Afternoon. Merrill at Midnight was also stunningly recorded, an attribute that one hopes will not be lost when and if the album ever gets reissued on CD. (As it is, the only way to get this album on CD, as of 2006, is as part of the four-CD The Complete Helen Merrill on Mercury which, itself, is out-of-print). For anyone who has it, or the old LP, this one's a keeper and in a class by itself, with lots and lots of class.
BPM Profile Merrill at Midnight. Album starts at 113BPM, ends at 116BPM (+3), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Helen Merrill. The Nearness of You. 2006. Helen Merrill With Strings.
Play full-length songs from Merrill At Midnight by Helen Merrill on your phone, computer and home audio system with Napster. Merrill staves off suicide with a starkly brooding set of torch songs, while Mooney evokes an after-hours make-out session.
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Merrill at Midnight is a vocal jazz music album recording by HELEN MERRILL released in 1957 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. EmArcy – MG 36107 (US). Thanks to snobb for the updates. Dream of You - Merrill at Midnight Fresh Sound Records 2008.
Helen Merrill is the debut studio album by vocalist Helen Merrill, on which she's accompanied by trumpeter Clifford Brown in arrangements by the young Quincy Jones.
|A1||Soft As Spring|
|A2||Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair|
|A4||The Things We Did Last Summer|
|B1||If You Go|
|B2||If I Forget You|
|B3||If Love Were All|
|B4||Easy Come Easy Go|
|B5||I'll Be Around|
- Manufactured By – Nippon Phonogram Co., Ltd.
- Orchestra – Hal Mooney
|MG 36107||Helen Merrill||Merrill At Midnight (LP, Album, Mono)||EmArcy||MG 36107||US||1957|
|PHCE-1056||Helen Merrill||Merrill At Midnight (CD, Album, RE)||EmArcy||PHCE-1056||Japan||1992|