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The Summer Album!,
This review is from: Brazil (Audio CD)
This album is so magnificent that it's hard to think of a better person to tackle this material in the new millenium but Rosemary Clooney. The warmth of her voice is a fine substitute for whatever she's lost from her early days. Her knowledge of the songs from the Brazillian songbook is quite apparent, as each ballad is very intimate and thoughtful while she can still swing with the best of them. Her pairing with John Pizzarelli throughout the album is fabulous when he accompanies her on his guitar and on his own songs on the album, but really shines when the two voices are coupled on Desifinado, One Note Samba, Let Go, Waters of March, and the reprise of Brazil. Her duet with singer-pianist Diana Krall on The Boy From Ipanema is the perfect song for the two. This is the album that will define my summer and will surely get the same amount of playing time through the year. Thank God for Rosemary Clooney.