Van Morrison with Georgie Fame & Friends – How Long Has This Been Going On (1995)

Posted by admin on February 7, 2020as


Throughout his career, Van Morrison has incorporated jazz phrasing and techniques into his singing, so it was only a matter of time before he released a full-fledged jazz record. Recorded with his longtime pianist Georgie Fame, How Long Has This Been Going On is Morrison’s jazz album, and it is a muddled affair. Alternating between standards and reinterpreted originals, the album is too casual to be a pop album and too restrained to be a jazz album. Fame’s charts aren’t particularly original or compelling, but Morrison deserves a fair share of the blame as well — he mistakes jazziness for jazz.


01. I Will Be There 02:30
02. The New Symphony Sid 03:53
03. Early In The Morning 02:44
04. Who Can I Turn To? 04:02
05. Sack O’ Woe 04:06
06. Moondance 07:18
07. Centerpiece 04:08
08. How Long Has This Been Going On? 03:49
09. Your Mind Is On Vacation 03:06
10. All Saint’s Day 02:19
11. Blues In The Night 03:22
12. Don’t Worry About A Thing 02:22
13. That’s Life 03:52
14. Heathrow Shuffle 03:18

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