(From the Guestbook page
and the online book Frank Sinatra: An American Legend
by Nancy Sinatra
DECEMBER 17–18, 1979:
More recordings for the Trilogy
collection, Record 3—The Future: Reflections on the Future in Three Tenses
. This suite was composed, arranged and conducted by Gordon Jenkins with a 154-piece Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and mixed chorus. [See also September 17–19, 1979]
McClintick again: "It is difficult to conceive of a more daunting assignment for a composer than being asked to write a suite of music about the future. There can be no question, however, that Future
includes the most stirring and imaginative music and lyrics that Gordon Jenkins has ever written. It explores not only dreams like world peace and space travel but also some of Sinatra's most private musings about his own future and, implicitly, about his past."
During the 1979 Christmas season in Palm Springs, my family heard the rough tapes of Trilogy
. Four-year-old A.J. and not-quite-three-year-old Amanda snuggled with their "Pop-Pop." Frankie and Tina and I paced the floor of the Great Hall, our projection/game room. We laughed and cried and shared this unequaled gift of talent and music. It was an evening that lingers. Though each record stands on its own, the way to listen to Trilogy
is all at once in one sitting.
NOVEMBER 26–DECEMBER 19, 1968:
A.J. comforting her sister Amanda at
Returning to Las Vegas... [See November 26th]
DECEMBER 9–23, 1958: FS
recorded the album Come Dance with Me
, arranged by Billy May and Heinie Beau and produced by Dave Cavanaugh. All brass, reeds and rhythm. Great album. Great cover.
NOVEMBER 7–DECEMBER 17, 1945:
Back in New York, Dad ran the gamut of audiences from... [See November 7th]
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