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Avant Gershwin

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In this decade of twin musical obsessions--for fond revisits to classic American composers and for all things '80s--it's a wonder Patti Austin hasn't stolen the show with a Great American Songbook set sooner. Her '80s duets--"How Do You Keep the Music Playing" and "Baby Come to Me" among them--remain indelible, and she's already proved she's a worthy interpreter with 2002's justly praised For Ella. Plus, her voice on Avant Gershwin, rich and to the rafters, suggests she's been ready to give this material a spin for decades. From the first moments of "I Got Rhythm," part of the opening "Overture/Gershwin Medley," Austin swings through these songs with the ease and exuberance of a born showman; you can practically see her onstage in a slinky evening gown, arms outstretched, head back, eyes squeezed shut, surges of electric sound all around her. Her "Porgy & Bess Medley" benefits from a manufactured breeziness that suits "A Woman Is a Sometime Thing" and "Summertime" especially well, and her "Swanee" saunters closer to modern sensibilities by replacing the "mammy" of the original with a simple "momma." In addition to Austin's energy, the spirit of jazz gives these numbers juice. The WDR Big Band, which Austin has worked with previously, comes at a tune with a blend of boisterousness and sophistication, and Austin has a way of melting right in. She convincingly makes a case that she may have been born a bit late, but she was made to sing these songs. --Tammy La Gorce

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Medley: Overture/Gershwin Medley
  2. I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise
  3. Who Cares
  4. Funny Face
  5. Medley: Love Walked In/Love Is Sweeping The Country
  6. Swanee
  7. Porgy & Bess Medley
  8. Lady Be Good


Product details

  • Audio CD (September 29, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: September 29, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rendezvous
  • ASIN: B000IOM0UQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #167,294 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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