- The album "A Milanese Story (Original Soundtrack)" was composed for a film of the same name ("Una Storia Milanese"), directed by Eriprando Visconti, and starring Enrico Thibaut & Danielle Gaubert.
Track 13 ("Ornaments") also features The Zagreb Jazz Quartet.
- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album #1: Atlantic 1388 (1962)
- Original Album #2: Atlantic 1402 (1963)
Description by OLDIES.com:
A renowned composer, this double selection features John Lewis' score for the Italian film Una Storia Milanese and "Animal Dance" - an album featuring trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff and the Zagreb Jazz Quartet.
- 1.In A Crowd
- 3.Winter Tale
- 4.Monday In Milan
- 6.Danielle In The Lion's Den
- 7.Animal Dance
- 8.Autumn Leaves
- 9.Set 'Em Up
- 10.Monday In Milan
- 11.The Sheriff
- 12.Why Are You Blue
2 LPs on 1 CD: John Lewis: A MILANESE STORY (1962)/John Lewis & Albert Mangelsdorf: ANIMAL DANCE (1964).
Includes liner notes by Horst Lippmann, John Lewis and Ralph J. Gleason.
A MILANESE STORY:
Personnel: John Lewis (piano); Bobby Jaspar (tenor saxophone, flute); Rene Thomas (guitar); Giovanni Tommaso, Jozsef Paradi (bass); Buster Smith (drums).
Quartetto Di Milano: Giuliu Franzetti, Enzo Porta (violin); Tito Ticcardi (viola); Alfredo Riccardi (cello).
Personnel: John Lewis (piano); Albert Mangeldorff (trombone); Karl Theodor Geier (bass); Silvijc Glojnaric (drums).
The Zagreb Jazz Quartet: Bosko Petrovic (vibraphone); Davor Kajfes (piano); Miljenko Prohaska (bass); Silvijc Glojnaric (drums).
Personnel: John Lewis (piano); Ren? Thomas (guitar); Giulio Franzetti, Enzo Porta (violin); Tito Riccardi (viola); Alfredo Riccardi (cello); Bobby Jaspar (flute, tenor saxophone); Albert Mangelsdorff (trombone); Davor Kajfes (piano); Bosko Petrovic (vibraphone); Earl "Buster" Smith , Silvije Glojnaric (drums).
Liner Note Authors: John Lewis; Horst Lippmann; Ralph J. Gleason.
In 1999, Collectables released A Milanese Story/Animal Dance, which contained two complete albums -- A Milanese Story (1962, originally released on Atlantic) and Animal Dance (1962, originally released on Atlantic) -- by John Lewis on one compact disc. ~ Jason Birchmeier