In Person!

Released on March 23, 1959
Label Columbia
Release Number CS 8104
Format 12″ LP Stereo
In Person! with Count Basie and His Orchestra was released in 1959. It was planned as a live album and was recorded in a club with the Count Basie Orchestra. However, the tape from the concert had poor quality and couldn’t be used. They re-recorded all of the songs in the studio and, oddly, released it with the original planned title, In Person!.


Side One Side Two
 Just In Time  1:45  Lost in the Stars  4:01
 When I Fall In Love  2:20  Firefly  1:39
 Taking A Chance On Love  1:57  There Will Never Be Another You  3:16
 Without A Song  3:06  Lullaby of Broadway  3:13
 Fascinatin’ Rhythm  1:30  Ol’ Man River  4:00
 Solitude  3:35
 Pennies From Heaven  2:33
Click a title for detailed information about that song

Primary Musicians

Vocals Tony Bennett
Leader  Count Basie
Contractor  Bob Burns
Piano  Ralph Sharon
Trombone  Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Al Grey
Trumpet  Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Snooky Young, Wendell Culley
Saxophone  Marshall Royal, Billy Mitchell, Charlie Fowlkes
Flute  Frank Wess, Frank Foster
Guitar  Freddie Green
Bass  Eddie Jones
Drums  Sonny Payne
Bongo  Candido Camero
See individual sessions for listings of all musicians for each recording


In Person! was recorded over two sessions in New York in December 1958.
December 22 1958
December 30 1958

Click a date for details about a session

Production Personnel

Producer Mitch Miller
Associate Producer Al Ham
Recording Engineers Frank Laico, Cliff Morris

 Additional Releases

  • 1959:  US monaural release by Columbia (LE 10125)
  • 1959:  Released in Japan by CBS (35DP159 and 20AP1418)
  • 1959:  Released in the UK by Phillips (840059BY)
  • 1959:  Released in the UK by CBS (BPG 62250)
  • 1959:  Released in the UK by Philips (BBL 7398/SBBL 542)
  • 1994:  Released on CD by Columbia/RPM (CK 64276)
  • 1999:  Released on CD by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDCD743)
  • 2011:   Disc #14 in The Complete Tony Bennett Collection (88697874602-JK14) In Person!

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