Bye Bye Blackbird

Bye Bye Blackbird

by Kevyn Lettau
     
 

It seems as if most singers eventually get around to recording a standards album. Kevyn Lettau has mostly recorded Brazilian pop/jazz throughout her career, and Bye Bye Blackbird is not a radical break from her past. The repertoire is primarily comprised of vintage pieces including "I've Got You Under My Skin" (who hasn't recorded that song?), See more details below

Overview

It seems as if most singers eventually get around to recording a standards album. Kevyn Lettau has mostly recorded Brazilian pop/jazz throughout her career, and Bye Bye Blackbird is not a radical break from her past. The repertoire is primarily comprised of vintage pieces including "I've Got You Under My Skin" (who hasn't recorded that song?), Duke Ellington's "Love You Madly" (the most swinging performance), "It's Delovely," and "Let's Fall in Love." The backing provided by Russell Ferrante includes a tasteful string section and a rhythm section of usually light and moderately funky rhythms. If one substituted pop-ish originals for the warhorses, it would sound like a conventional Kevyn Lettau CD. But although few chances are taken, Lettau does have a fetching voice and she is always pleasant to hear. Overall this is a nice safe middle-of-the-road pop/jazz/Brazilian set.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/2005
Label:
Mcg Jazz
UPC:
0612262101922
catalogNumber:
1019

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kevyn Lettau   Primary Artist,Vocals
Dori Caymmi   Acoustic Guitar,Conductor
Larry Goldings   Melodica,Soloist
Larry Corbett   Cello
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Russell Ferrante   Piano,fender rhodes
Kirstin Fife   Violin
Stefanie Fife   Cello
Armen Garabedian   Violin
Berj Garabedian   Violin
Pamela Gates   Violin
Maurice Grants   Cello
Norm Hughs   Violin
Peter Kent   Violin
Gina Kronstadt   Violin,Concert Master
Mirian Meyer   Viola
Vladimir Polimatidi   Violin
Shari Zippert   Violin
Novi Novog   Viola
Jerry Watts   Bass,Bass Guitar
Mike Shapiro   Drums
Adriana Zoppo   Violin
Lynn Grants   Viola
Cameron Patrick   Violin
Bob Becker   Viola
Rudolph Stein   Cello

Technical Credits

Dori Caymmi   Arranger
Cy Coleman   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Marty Ashby   Executive Producer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Joe Raposo   Composer
Bill Schnee   Engineer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Amy Dakos   Art Direction
Mike Shapiro   Producer,Audio Production
Otto Hardwick   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Carolyn Leigh   Composer
Mort Dixon   Composer
Jules Stein   Composer
Robert Hadley   Mastering
Carlos Del Rosario   Engineer

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