Bye Bye Blackbird

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/2005
  • Label: Mcg Jazz
  • UPC: 612262101922
  • Catalog Number: 1019

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 Jr. 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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