“Heaven and Earth – A Duke Ellington Songbook” – Danielle Talamantes, sop./ Henry Dehlinger, p. – MSR
I’m tempted to say that if you buy only one disc this year, it should be this one. “Heaven and Earth – A Duke Ellington Songbook” – Danielle Talamantes, soprano/ Henry Dehlinger, piano – MSR Jazz MS 1617, 50:47 [Distr. by Albany] *****: Just to double check, I sought out my review of Danielle Talamantes’s […]
The Frank Sinatra Collection (2016)
The Frank Sinatra Collection – DVD (2016) This is a nostalgic look at an iconic performer! Cast: Frank Sinatra; Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra; Ella Fitzgerald; Antonio Carlos Jobim; Diahann Carroll; The Fifth Dimension; Don Costa & His Orchestra Studio: Eagle Vision EV307649 (5/27/16) Video: 4:3, Color Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 TrackList: (A Man And […]
“American Chamber Music” of HERRMANN, COPLAND, GERSHWIN, AND WAXMAN [TrackList follows] – The Nash Ensemble – Hyperion
Fine music but a muddled program.
Denny Zeitlin – Stairway To The Stars – Sunnyside
A subtle and inquisitive enigmatic pianist.
JOHN IRELAND: Songbook, Vol. 1 – Mark Stone, bar./ Sholto Kynoch, piano – Stone Records
How many Ireland song discs do you need? This is the first of four, and it is a fine one.
Allen Toussaint – Songbook (2013)
New Orleans legend gives an amazing performance in this video.
The Swingle Singers – Weather To Fly – World Village
A unique and refreshing approach to a non-traditional songbook.
Allen Toussaint – Songbook – Rounder Records
Allen Toussaint – A New Orleans institution…