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Bennett, Tony & Diana Krall With The Bill Charlap Trio / Love Is Here To Stay
Album:Love Is Here To Stay Collection:Out for Review
Artist:Bennett, Tony & Diana Krall With The Bill Charlap Trio Added:01/2019
Label:Verve Records 

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Add Date:2019-01-15 Pull Date:2019-03-19 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-01-13 
Reviewed: 2018-01-13
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Tony Bennett and Diana Krall clearly relish the music of George and Ira Gershwin and this new CD celebrates their shared love of Gershwin’s work, and Bennett and Krall’s fruitful working relationship over the last twenty years. The CD is released to coincide with the 120th anniversary of George Gershwin’s birthday. At 92, Bennett is, remarkably still in excellent voice. Their voices are so well suited – they both sing with clarity and refinement so you don’t miss a word of Ira Gershwin’s witty lyrics, There are no lush orchestral arrangements with banks of strings here, just the top notch Bill Charlap Trio - They play with the same economy and expertise as the singers – no self-indulgence or filling. The whole recording is an exemplar of sophisticated music making, with perfect phrasing, rhythm and melody. Even the songs which have been sung and recorded many times appear fresh.
If You Like: Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ ‘S Wonderful (2:52) – piano starts> uptempo song> piano solo> uptempo love song> crescendo end
2/ My One And Only (2:50) – piano starts> uptempo song piano solo> midtempo love song> quick fade
3/ But Not For Me (3:07) – piano starts> slow song about lost love> piano solo> midtempo song> quick fade (Diana Krall solo)
**4/ Nice Work If You Can Get it (2:45) – piano starts> midtempo song slows to fade
*5/ Love is Here To Stay (4:28) – vocal starts> slow love song>slow fade
***6/ I Got Rhythm (2:00) – piano starts> uptempo song> fast tempo piano solo> drum solo> fast tempo song slows to midtempo> crescendo end
**7/ Somebody Loves Me (3:42) – piano starts> uptempo love song> swinging piano solo> uptempo song> quick fade
8/ Do It Again (2:53) – piano starts> midtempo love song> piano solo> fade
9/ I’ve Got A Crush On You (4:00) – piano starts> slow love song> fade
**10/ Fascinating Rhythm (2:43) - piano starts> uptempo song> piano solo> uptempo song> crescendo end
*11/ They Can’t Take That Away From Me (3:25) – drums/piano start> slow song on past love> piano solo> slow song> fade
12/ Who Cares? (1:59) (Tony Bennett solo) – vocal starts> slow songoiano solo swings uptempo> uptempo song> quick stop

Track Listing
1.‘S Wonderful 7.Somebody Loves Me
2.My One And Only 8.Do It Again
3.But Not For Me 9.I’Ve Got A Crush On You
4.Nice Work If You Can Get It 10.Fascinating Rhythm
5.Love Is Here To Stay 11.They Can’T Take That Away From Me
6.I Got Rhythm 12.Who Cares?