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All I Ask of You
     

All I Ask of You

by Barbara Cook
 
Aspiring singer-actress Barbara Cook arrived in New York in 1948. The natural wonder that is her sumptuous golden soprano thrilled audiences throughout the 1950s and 60s in such musicals as "She Loves Me," "Candide," and "The Music Man." Today, as our premier cabaret singer, Cook continues to defy time, sounding as ravishing as ever. ALL I ASK OF YOU, a tribute to

Overview

Aspiring singer-actress Barbara Cook arrived in New York in 1948. The natural wonder that is her sumptuous golden soprano thrilled audiences throughout the 1950s and 60s in such musicals as "She Loves Me," "Candide," and "The Music Man." Today, as our premier cabaret singer, Cook continues to defy time, sounding as ravishing as ever. ALL I ASK OF YOU, a tribute to Broadway's legendary composers, is yet another chance for Cook fans to bask in her art, or, for those new to this glorious vocalist, to discover it. Celebrating "A New Sun Up in a New Sky," from the Dietz and Schwartz gem, Cook makes it sound as if there has never, ever been a newer or sunnier sun. Singing from a place of absolute truthfulness, her trilling of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "A Wonderful Guy" becomes the very definition of love and optimism. On the darker side, her stripped-down musing of Arlen and Mercer's "I Wonder What Became of Me" touches a sadness far deeper than tears. In popular music, there is Barbara Cook, and then there are all the others.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
A superior veteran cabaret singer, Barbara Cook is in excellent form throughout this set of show tunes. Backed by an orchestra, Cook puts a lot of feeling and understanding into the lyrics of such songs as "All I Ask of You," "The Very Next Man," "In Buddy's Eyes," "I Wonder What Became of Me," and "We'll Be Together Again." And on "Glad Rag Doll" she shows that if she wanted to interpret older swinging standards, she would fare quite well. Her fans will enjoy this well-rounded set.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/1999
Label:
Drg
UPC:
0021471145625
catalogNumber:
91456
Rank:
199940

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Performance Credits

Barbara Cook   Primary Artist
Jay Berliner   Guitar
Kamau Adilifu   Trumpet
Martin Agee   Violin
Dennis Anderson   Clarinet,English Horn,Oboe,Tenor Saxophone
Julien Barber   Viola
Belinda Whitney-Barratt   Violin
John Beal   Bass
John Campo   Clarinet,Bassoon,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Ronald Carbone   Viola
Lawrence Feldman   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Barry Finclair   Viola
John Frosk   Trumpet
Jack Gale   Trombone
Regis Iandiorio   Violin
Jill Jaffe   Viola
Susan Jolles   Harp
Larry Lunetta   Trumpet
Bob Millikan   Trumpet
Sharon Moe   French Horn
Lee Musiker   Piano
Brian O'Flaherty   Trumpet
Seymour Red Press   Clarinet,Flute,Piccolo,Alto Saxophone
Jim Pugh   Trombone
John Redsecker   Drums
Marilyn Reynolds   Violin
Russ Rizner-French   French Horn
Roger Rosenberg   Saxophone
Jim Saporito   Percussion
Dick Sarpolo   Bass
Jack Schatz   Bass Trombone
Laura Seaton   Violin
Richard Sortomme   Violin
Mineko Yajima   Violin
Masako Yanagita   Violin
Frederick Zlotkin   Cello
Lanny Paykin   Cello
Anne Callahan   Cello
Maura Giannini   Violin
Wally Harper   Piano,Conductor
Ashley Horne   Violin

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Frankie Laine   Composer
Peter Matz   Orchestration
Sheldon Harnick   Liner Notes
Robert Russell Bennett   Orchestration
Milton Ager   Composer
Hugh Fordin   Producer
Jonathan Tunick   Orchestration
Cynthia Daniels   Engineer
Carl Fischer   Composer
Wally Harper   Arranger,Producer
Dan Dougherty   Composer

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