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Thread #29591   Message #374899
Posted By: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
15-Jan-01 - 11:19 AM
Thread Name: CD: The Glory of Gershwin..George Martin
Subject: RE: CD: The Glory of Gershwin..George Martin
I haven't heard this CD (here he goes again -talking about things he knows nowt about!) but I did see a few clips of its making on tv. I was impressed by Sinead O'Connor's care and attention in getting the right notes,I don't like her much but she is clearly serious about her work.
Larry Adler I admire for the reasons Rick states though I've never been a great fan of his "classical" style of playing (give me Sonny Terry or Walter Horton any day!). His chat show appearances are always entertaining if only to see how many times he can name drop "as Ira said to me once at George Kaufman's house..."
I prefer my Gerswhwin by Ella, Cleo, even Barbara Cook, but this CD has been praised by some critics as revealing some of the participants having hidden depths their normal repertoire doesn't show.