Dick & Derek at the Movies

Dick & Derek at the Movies

by Dick Hyman
     
 

For this project, Dick Hyman and Derek Smith play twin piano versions of 15 songs that became standards due partly to their use in movies. Hyman and Smith are both major players and they avoid getting in each other's way with some of the ensembles being worked out a bit in advance. The interplay between the pianists is delightful but somehow their encounter is not… See more details below

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For this project, Dick Hyman and Derek Smith play twin piano versions of 15 songs that became standards due partly to their use in movies. Hyman and Smith are both major players and they avoid getting in each other's way with some of the ensembles being worked out a bit in advance. The interplay between the pianists is delightful but somehow their encounter is not quite as exciting or as lively as one might hope. Maybe the inclusion of a few more burners, plus less cooperation and more competition might have helped. The performances are enjoyable, with the highlights including "What Is This Thing Called Love," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Singin' in the Rain" and a boogie-woogie version of "The Entertainer." But it falls short overall of being the expected classic.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/1999
Label:
Arbors Records
UPC:
0780941119725
catalogNumber:
19197
Rank:
183025

Tracks

  1. What Is This Thing Called Love?  - Derek Smith
  2. All God's Chillun Got Rhythm  - Derek Smith
  3. 42nd Street  - Derek Smith
  4. The Way You Look Tonight  - Derek Smith
  5. I Love You, Samantha  - Derek Smith
  6. Invitation  - Derek Smith
  7. As Time Goes By  - Derek Smith
  8. Singin' In The Rain  - Derek Smith
  9. Laura  - Derek Smith
  10. Lulu's Back in Town  - Derek Smith
  11. Cecilia's Theme  - Derek Smith
  12. You Are Too Beautiful  - Derek Smith
  13. All My Life  - Derek Smith
  14. The Boy Next Door  - Derek Smith
  15. The Entertainer  - Derek Smith

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