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Web Extra: Rare Frank Sinatra Recordings

There have been fifty years of jazz at Ravinia, and John McDonough has seen and heard virtually all of it. At many concerts, he brought along a portable reel-to-reel tape recorder, capturing undercover—now historic—recordings of many of the great jazz masters. Here are some tracks from his collection we bet you've never heard before:

Frank Sinatra
“It Gets Lonely Early”—April 1965

A series of eleven Sinatra breakdowns on the very difficult opening interval. A complete take begins at 5 minutes, 27 seconds.

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