Dawn Upshaw Sings Vernon Duke

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Russian-born composer Vernon Duke [1903-1969] artfully straddled the gulf between classical and popular music -- he composed for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes as well as authored timeless standards like "April in Paris" and "Autumn in New York." American soprano Dawn Upshaw is equally versatile. This entry in her celebrated songbook series displays the diva in divine form on those classics as well as more obscure, but just as heavenly, tunes like "Low and Lazy" and "The Love I Long For." Upshaw's classy collaborators include the marvelous pianist Fred Hersch, Stephen Sondheim's longtime orchestrator Jonathan Tunick, and guitarist John Pizzarelli, who also adds his jazzy ...
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Barnes & Noble - David Cohen
Russian-born composer Vernon Duke [1903-1969] artfully straddled the gulf between classical and popular music -- he composed for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes as well as authored timeless standards like "April in Paris" and "Autumn in New York." American soprano Dawn Upshaw is equally versatile. This entry in her celebrated songbook series displays the diva in divine form on those classics as well as more obscure, but just as heavenly, tunes like "Low and Lazy" and "The Love I Long For." Upshaw's classy collaborators include the marvelous pianist Fred Hersch, Stephen Sondheim's longtime orchestrator Jonathan Tunick, and guitarist John Pizzarelli, who also adds his jazzy vocals to "I Like the Likes of You."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/19/1999
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • UPC: 075597953121
  • Catalog Number: 79531

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dawn Upshaw Primary Artist
Fred Hersch Track Performer
Bucky Pizzarelli Guitar
Emily Mitchell Harp
Martin Agee Violin
John Beal Bass
Kenneth Burward-Hoy Viola
John Campo Bassoon, Bass Clarinet
Robert Carlisle French Horn
Larry Farrell Trombone
Lawrence Feldman Flute, Piccolo
Barry Finclair Violin
Drew Gress Bass
Jesse Levy Cello
Richard Locker Cello
Sharon Moe French Horn
John Moses Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo
Lee Musiker Piano, Celeste
Brian O'Flaherty Trumpet
Suzanne Ornstein Violin, Concert Master
John Pizzarelli Track Performer
Tom Rainey Percussion, Drums
Clay Ruede Cello
David Tofani Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo
Cenovia Cummins Violin
Anthony Kadleck Trumpet
Warren Odze Percussion, Drums
Joel Pitchon Violin
Caryl Paisner Cello
Helen Campo Flute, Piccolo
Elizabeth Chang Violin
Grace Paradise Harp
Xin Zhao Violin
Andrea Schultz Violin
Laura Oatts Violin
Technical Credits
Vernon Duke Composer
Howard Dietz Composer
Robert Hurwitz Executive Producer
Tommy Krasker Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
John McClure Engineer
Ric Wilson Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Duke and The Dawn

    Dawn Upshaw captures the quintessential Vernon Duke on this album. A collection of Dukes most well-know songs masterfully interpreted by Dawn Upshaw. Hints of Gershwin mix happily with Dukes essentially serious approach to create a scintillating album that is eloquent, uplifting, whimsical and downright sexy!

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