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One Night Only: Barbra Streisand & Quartet at the Village Vanguard
     

One Night Only: Barbra Streisand & Quartet at the Village Vanguard

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Director: Barbra Streisand

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Barbra Streisand returned to the Village Vanguard to perform the songs from Love Is The Answer -- her jazz standards and classics album -- in the most intimate setting possible. The Village Vanguard, an epicenter of the New York jazz scene since an all-jazz policy was implemented in 1957, ranks among the most renowned musical venues in the world. During her

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Barbra Streisand returned to the Village Vanguard to perform the songs from Love Is The Answer -- her jazz standards and classics album -- in the most intimate setting possible. The Village Vanguard, an epicenter of the New York jazz scene since an all-jazz policy was implemented in 1957, ranks among the most renowned musical venues in the world. During her Vanguard concert, Streisand performed songs from her new album, as well as personal favorites and some surprises, in an extraordinarily warm and powerful set, as the artist and her audience shared an evening filled with music, magic and memories. Several people with connection to Barbra’s early Greenwich Village days appeared to present Barbra to thunderous applause including Lorraine Gordon, widow of the Village Vanguard’s owner, Max Gordon; Rick Edelstein, a waiter at the Village Vanguard who arranged for a then-teen-aged Streisand's first audition at the venue, and lastly, Marty Erlichman, Barbra Streisand’s longtime manager, who was introduced to Barbra by Rick Edelstein in 1961. Backed by a small, tightly-honed band, Streisand delivered passionate and unforgettable performances.Pop diva Barbra Streisand makes a rare concert appearance in this special, headlined and shot on September 26, 2009, at New York City's Village Vanguard. Mounted in honor of the release of Streisand's album Love is the Answer (which hit stores on the very same day that the concert was shot), the set presents a combination of tunes from that record ("In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," "The Gentle Rain," "Some Other Time") and Streisand favorites ("Evergreen," "The Way We Were.") The location bears special significance for Barbra, as one of the venues she first performed at, as a teenager in the late 1950s; appropriately, a number of folks associated with both that club, and with Streisand's decades-long career, turn up to show their appreciation, including Lorraine Gordon, widow of Village Vanguard founder Max Gordon; Streisand manager Marty Erlichman; and Rick Edelstein, the waiter who arranged Barbra's first audition at the Vanguard. Many celebrities also turn up to voice appreciation, including Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nicole Kidman.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/04/2010
UPC:
0886976366896
Original Release:
2009
Source:
Sony
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
41,464

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One Night Only: Barbra Streisand & Quartet at the Village Vanguard 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
cef1512 More than 1 year ago
Got the DVD/CD in the mail yesterday. Watched it last night and was completely wowed. Barbra is so relaxed with the small audience yet performs like there were thousands. The banter and storytelling brings out a different Barbra in concert. Wished I could have been there, if only to see her perform "If You Go Away". She used to call herself an actress that sings..this performance demonstrated both talents.