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Williams conducted three albums for Previn. The first one, from 1962 on RCA Records, "Young Hollywood Composers", even has some Williams music. In 1963 and 64 came out "André Previn In Hollywood" and "Soundstage", both on CBS. The later one was re-released in the 70's under the title "The Jazz Piano of Andre Previn".

The CBS albums were released on the Vocalion label a few years ago though it seems they are out of print. Had no idea Sony had released "André Previn in Hollywood" on CD. 

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It's on Spotify!



...and here's the Young Hollywood Composers album:



Tracklist and credits for the latter, from Discogs. There's seems to be one JW composition and one arrangement.



A Million Bucks

Written-By – Dory Previn, Johnny Williams*



You're Gonna Hear From Me

Written-By – André Previn, Dory Previn



Livin' Alone

Written-By – André Previn, Dory Previn



Soldier In The Rain

Written-By – Henry Mancini



To Kill A Mockingbird

Written-By – Elmer Bernstein, Mack David



The Pink Panther Theme

Written-By – Henry Mancini




Written-By – André Previn




Trombone [Solo] – Dick Nash

Written-By – Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer



Tuesday's Theme

Written-By – Johnny Williams*




Written-By – Jack Lemmon



I Will Wait For You

Written-By – Michel LeGrand, Norman Gimbel



A Happy Song

Written-By – André Previn, Dory Previn



Arranged By – André Previn, Johnny Williams*

Engineer [Recording] – Dick Bogert

Photography By [Cover] – Bob Willoughby

Producer – Joe Reisman

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Yes, the latter is a fine album (although my copy has a lot of pops and crackles). "Tuesday's Theme" never appeared in the film proper (BACHELOR FLAT), but was released as a sort of 'inspired by' single later (inspired by Tuesday Weld's character in the film).

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With André Previn





Porgy And Bess (Original Sound Track Recording) (1959, Columbia Masterworks, OL 5410)

Featuring John Williams (p).





(Released in 1959, Columbia Masterworks, OS 2016, Stereo)


(Reissued in 2010, Hallmark)





André Previn in Hollywood (1963, Columbia, CL 2034)

Arrangements & Musical Direction by Johnny Williams.




(Released in 1963, Columbia, CS 8834, Stereo)


(Reissued for digital download in 2001, TP4 Music)




Sound Stage! (1964, Columbia, CL 2158)

Big Band under the direction of Johnny Williams.





(Released in 1964, Columbia, CSRP 8958, Stereo)




(Reissued in 2014, Vocalion, CDLF 8149)


(Reissued for digital download in 2014, Columbia/Legacy)





André Previn in Hollywood/Soft and Swinging (2014, Vocalion, CDLK 4556, Compilation)

Arrangements & Musical Direction by Johnny Williams.


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11 minutes ago, Quintus said:

I just listened to the Williams penned track, it was quite nice lounge music. Is the whole album easy listening fare like that? 


No this theme is not even included in the Checkmate album, as it is a co-composition with Dory Previn. The Checkmate album is very jazz and it's a must!



I recommend this CD, for a superior sound quality:



Checkmate/Hong Kong (2015, Fresh Sound Records, JM 1007, Compilation)

"Checkmate": Music composed and conducted by Johnny Williams.


(Reissued for digital download in 2014, Jazz in the Movies)

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