A Wonderful World

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Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
The majestic resurgence of Tony Bennett?s career in the past 15 years has been marked by a series of shrewdly conceived concept recordings. A Wonderful World joins this illustrious group. Not only does it concentrate exclusively on songs that were made famous by Louis Armstrong, it also brings Bennett together with another major singer: k. d. lang. Bennett and lang had recorded together on Bennett?s MTV Unplugged and his 2001 release Playin' with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues. It turns out that their easygoing duets were mere previews for this ambitious and brilliantly executed project. Although both Bennett and lang have their own moments to shine, the ...
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Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
The majestic resurgence of Tony Bennett’s career in the past 15 years has been marked by a series of shrewdly conceived concept recordings. A Wonderful World joins this illustrious group. Not only does it concentrate exclusively on songs that were made famous by Louis Armstrong, it also brings Bennett together with another major singer: k. d. lang. Bennett and lang had recorded together on Bennett’s MTV Unplugged and his 2001 release Playin' with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues. It turns out that their easygoing duets were mere previews for this ambitious and brilliantly executed project. Although both Bennett and lang have their own moments to shine, the majority of World finds them singing together, and the combination couldn’t be improved upon. Individual vocal excellence is matched by mutual respect, and the combination is deliciously winning. Neither singer tries to evoke Armstrong or his uniquely individual approach to a song; yet Bennett and lang’s love for “Pops” is somehow communicated in every breath. Although it sneaks in at the tail end of the year, A Wonderful World is one of the highlight recordings of 2002.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/2002
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886979167827
  • Catalog Number: 791678
  • Sales rank: 11,771

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tony Bennett Primary Artist
k.d. lang Primary Artist
Scott Hamilton Tenor Saxophone
Peter Matz Conductor
Clayton Cameron Drums
Paul Langosch Bass
Lee Musiker Piano, Musical Direction
Gray Sargent Guitar
Technical Credits
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Peter Matz Orchestration
Dae Bennett Engineer
Danny Bennett Executive Producer, Management
T Bone Burnett Producer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Haven Gillespie Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Rob Mathes Vocal Arrangements
F.E. Miller Composer
Lee Musiker Arranger
Al J. Neiburg Composer
B. Smith Composer
George David Weiss Composer
Tom Young Engineer
J.P. Johnson Composer
Josh Cheuse Art Direction
Mike Piersante Engineer
Martin Kirkup Management
Brian Dozoretz Engineer
Horace Gerlach Composer
Guglielmi Luis Guglielmo Composer
R. Leveen Composer
W. Schwandt Composer
R. Thiele Composer
H. Ruby Composer
C. Gant Composer
M. David Composer
C. Carpenter Composer
E. Hines Composer
L. Armstrong Composer
Édith Giovanna Gassion Composer
Steven Jensen Management
Otis T. Rene Jr. Composer
D. Fields Composer
M. Carl Dunlap Composer
B. Kalmer Composer
D. Dougherty Composer
E. Reynolds Composer
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