The Best Thing To Be Is A Person
Label: Rarity Music
The title track is Tony's best chart-topping ballad, while the majority of the album lightens up the strings (judiciously employed by George Siravo) to concentrate on Bennett and Ralph Sharon's jazz quartet. Tony introduced Bill Evans' "Waltz for Debby" as a vocal standard here, but every track is a standout (including "Autumn Leaves" and "A Walk A Little Faster"). Of all of Tony's work from the 1960s this one stands up as his single finest -- and most unified -- album.