Three terrific new CD’s celebrate the American Songbook!
I’ve Got Your Number
Like a fine wine, Tom Wopat just gets better with age. On his new disc, I’ve Got Your Number, with sharp, jazzy and just plain terrific arrangements by John Oddo, Henry Hey and Ted Firth, Wopat has never sounded better. With his lyric baritone sounding relaxed and playful, Wopat sings a dozen classics, and two original tunes, with verve and style. It’s seriously great.
Noël and Cole
The terrific Noël and Cole show seen as part of Merkin Concert Hall’s ‘Broadway Close Up’ series in November 2011, has been lavishly recorded by PS Classics. With arrangements by David Loud and orchestrations by Jason Carr, this sumptuous collection of Noël Coward and Cole Porter classics and rarities features Philip Chaffin, Sara Jean Ford, Euan Morton Matthew Scott, Elizabeth Stanley and Barbara Walsh.
Gifts – Live at 54 Below
The lovely Broadway star Christiane Noll, a Tony nominee for Ragtime, has joined the growing ranks of exceptional artists who have released a disc on Broadway Records that’s part of their ‘Live at 54 Below’ series. Noll, who has a sumptuous, gleaming soprano, takes a tongue-in-cheek look at her career with music director Ross Patterson, essaying a multitude of styles and genres – all beautifully.