All Smiles (album)

All Smiles
Studio album by Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band
Released 1968
Recorded May 13 & 14, 1968
Lindström Studios, Cologne, Germany
Genre Jazz
Label MPS
MPS 15 214
Producer Gigi Campi
Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band chronology
17 Men and Their Music
All Smiles
Let's Face the Music cover

All Smiles is an album by the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band featuring performances recorded in Germany in 1968 and released on the MPS label.[1][2][3] The album was also released in the US on Prestige Records as Let's Face the Music.[4]


Professional ratings
Review scores

The AllMusic review says "One of the qualities that set apart this aggregation from others of the same mettle was the smoothness of the playing. Smoothness here means sensuous and bluesy, not lifeless in the sense the term is used in contemporary jazz. There's a bounce to the up-tempo tunes, but the ostentatious playing other bands were noted for is shunned. A fine performance". [5]

Track listing

  1. "Let's Face the Music and Dance" (Irving Berlin) - 3:23
  2. "I'm All Smiles" (Michael Leonard, Herbert Martin) - 3:25
  3. "You Stepped Out of a Dream" (Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn) - 3:03
  4. "I'm Glad There Is You" (Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Madeira) - 3:29
  5. "Get Out of Town" (Cole Porter) - 4:47
  6. "By Strauss" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 3:35
  7. "When Your Lover Has Gone" (Einar Aaron Swan) - 4:16
  8. "Gloria" (Bronisław Kaper) - 4:21
  9. "Sweet and Lovely" (Gus Arnheim, Jules LeMare, Harry Tobias) - 3:36
  10. "High School Cadets" (John Philip Sousa) - 2:05



  1. Payne, D., The Clarke-Boland Big Band discography accessed October 14, 2015
  2. SABA/MPS Records listing, accessed October 14, 2015
  3. Bigband Paradise album entry accessed September 20, 2016
  4. Prestige Records Catalog: 7600 series, accessed October 14, 2015
  5. 1 2 Nathan, Dave. Let's Face the Music – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
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