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ALONE TOGETHER

 
SONG & HIT DETAILS
 
Artist Name: ARTIE SHAW
 
 
Song Author: Arthur Schwartz with lyrics by Howard Dietz
 
 
SONG PROFILE
 
Alone Together"

Alone Together" is a song composed by Arthur Schwartz with lyrics by Howard Dietz. It was introduced in the Broadway musical Flying Colors in 1932 by Jean Sargent.

The song soon became a hit, with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra's 1932 recording being the first to reach the charts. It is the most popular of Schwartz and Dietz's collaborations and has become a jazz standard. The first jazz artist to record the song was Artie Shaw in 1939.

Selective list of recorded versions

Artie Shaw – (1939 & 1940)
Dizzy Gillespie – (1950)
Art Blakey – At the Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 1 (1955)
Miles Davis – Blue Moods (1955)
Steve Lacy – Soprano Sax (1957)
Julie London – Make Love to Me (1957)
Sonny Rollins – Sonny Rollins and the Contemporary Leaders (1958)
Dorothy Ashby – In a Minor Groove (1958)
Chet Baker – Chet (1959)
Kenny Dorham Quartet – Prestige Records (1959)
Peggy Lee – Things Are Swingin' (1959)
Judy Garland – That's Entertainment! (1960) & Judy at Carnegie Hall (1961)
Ray Charles and Betty Carter – Ray Charles and Betty Carter (1961)
Grant Green – Green Street (1961)
Ella Fitzgerald and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra – Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson (1962)
Stanley Turrentine – Easy Walker (1966)
Ray Brown – Bass Hit! (1969)
Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie – Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie (1974)
Horace Parlan – Musically Yours (1979)
Dinah Washington - Dinah Jams (1954, remastered 1990)
Ron Carter and Jim Hall – Alone Together (1991)
Joe Pass and John Pisano – Duets (1991)
McCoy Tyner – Illuminations (2004)
Carly Simon – Moonlight Serenade (2005)
Erin Bode – Over and Over (2006)
Rufus Wainwright – Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall (2007)