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Scott Dunn - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

I Watch You Sleep w/Claire Martin

Stunt Records
Release Date: December 9, 2022

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A Neon Jazz Interview with Pianist, Arranger & Composer Scott Dunn
1 I Watch You Sleep R.R.Bennett/Joel Siegel 04:30  
2 Autumn in New York Vernon Duke/Vernon Duke 05:37  
3 It’s Only a Paper Moon Harold Arlen/Yip Harburg/Billy Rose 04:26  
4 For Ev’ry Man There’s a Woman/ It Was Written In The Stars / Harold Arlen/Leo Robin 03:35  
5 Round About Vernon Duke/Ogden Nash 05:36  
6 I’ll Always Leave the Door A Little Open* Johnny Mandel/F.R.Underwood & R.R.Bennett 04:33  
7 I Wish I’d Met You* Johnny Mandel/F.R.Underwood & R.R.Bennett 04:59  
8 Don’t Play Games With Love* R.R.Bennett/F.R.Underwood 05:13  
9 Goodbye For Now R.R.Bennett/Charles Hart 04:30  
10 Early To Bed R.R.Bennett/F.R.Underwood 03:27  
11 I Never Went Away R.R.Bennett/R.R.Bennett 04:07  
12 Let’s Go and Live in the Country R.R.Bennett/R.R.Bennett 02:53  
13 Let’s Go and Live in the Country R.R.Bennett/R.R.Bennett 02:53  
14 My Ship* Kurt Weill/Ira Gershwin 03:59  
15 I Wonder What Became Of Me** Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer 04:01  
16 It Was Written in the Stars** Harold Arlen/Leo Robin 05:13  
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Marking the 10th anniversary of the death of celebrated composer Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, I Watch You Sleep is a tenderly curated album conceived by American conductor, arranger, and pianist Scott Dunn, featuring award winning British jazz vocalist Claire Martin OBE, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, produced by Grammy Award winning Joshua Blair and Exec-produced by Richard’s dear friend and publisher Gill Graham.

Expertly led and orchestrated by Dunn, the album released on Stunt Records shines a bright light on Bennett’s music and the songs he loved to perform. Known for numerous film scores (two of which received Oscar nominations) and a rich catalogue of concert music, this compilation of Bennett's original songs alongside works by Harold Arlen, Johnny Mandel, Vernon Duke and Kurt Weill is a fitting testament to his many talents.

Scott Dunn is one of the most versatile artists of his generation, having led many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras including the LA, BBC and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, the Atlanta, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Sydney, and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras. He has held positions with Pittsburgh Opera, New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera and currently serves as the associate conductor of the Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Dunn is also a well-respected pianist and soloist, having made his concerto debut at Carnegie Hall with his orchestration of the ‘lost’ Vernon Duke Piano Concerto . He’s collaborated with innumerable headliners, most recently Grammy nominated singer songwriter/composer Rufus Wainwright, and jazz vocalist Claire Martin who regularly performed with Richard Rodney Bennett on both sides of the Atlantic. To mark what would have been Rodney Bennett’s 80th birthday in 2016, Dunn broadcast a tribute concert on BBC3 with the BBC Concert Orchestra and for which he orchestrated Four Bennett Jazz Songs included in this recording.

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