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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Singers Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley are not only both veterans of many Broadway musicals and duo performances in concert settings, but they are also married to one another. Their first recording together covers a wide variety of music that has been sung on-stage over the decades. They restore the frequently omitted verse to Fats Waller's "Honeysuckle Rose" a common sin among jazz vocalists and interact with one another as they make the most of Andy Razaf's playful lyrics, backed by pianist David Loud's swinging accompaniment. The musical backing is expanded to include a small orchestra for a medley of favorites by Harold Arlen, culminating in an enchanting interpretation...
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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Singers Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley are not only both veterans of many Broadway musicals and duo performances in concert settings, but they are also married to one another. Their first recording together covers a wide variety of music that has been sung on-stage over the decades. They restore the frequently omitted verse to Fats Waller's "Honeysuckle Rose" a common sin among jazz vocalists and interact with one another as they make the most of Andy Razaf's playful lyrics, backed by pianist David Loud's swinging accompaniment. The musical backing is expanded to include a small orchestra for a medley of favorites by Harold Arlen, culminating in an enchanting interpretation of "That Old Black Magic." They also have a lot of fun with a romp through "Nellie the Nudist Queen." The couple chooses less familiar works from Stephen Sondheim's vast songbook, interacting as if they are on-stage instead of in the studio for an audience consisting of musicians and technicians. Both vocalists are in great form throughout these sessions. It is disappointing that the individual musicals that featured each of these songs are not mentioned anywhere within the CD booklet, but this omission should not detract from this outstanding release.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/2005
  • Label: P.S. Classics
  • UPC: 803607053628
  • Catalog Number: 536
  • Sales rank: 197,621

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marin Mazzie Primary Artist
Scott Kuney Banjo, Guitar, Ukulele
Marilyn Reynolds Violin
Vivian Israel Cello
Paul Woodiel Violin
David Loud Piano, Celeste, Musical Direction
Bruce Doctor Percussion, Drums
Peter Donovan Bass
Brian Miller Flute, Piccolo
David Creswell Viola
Danielle Farina Viola
Bill Meredith English Horn, Oboe
Owen Kotler Clarinet
Vivian Israel Cello
Brian Miller Flute, Piccolo
Owen Kotler Clarinet
Technical Credits
Stephen Sondheim Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Fats Waller Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Jerry Herman Composer
William David Brohn Orchestration
Tommy Krasker Producer, Executive Producer, Audio Production
Tom Lazarus Engineer
Terrence McNally Liner Notes
Johnny Mercer Composer
Jule Styne Composer
David Loud Arranger, Orchestration
Stephen Flaherty Composer
Joseph Thalken Orchestration
Stuart Ross Composer
Ted Koehler Composer
Joe Sargent Composer
Barbara Schottenfeld Composer
Walter Donovan Composer
Arthur Fields Composer
Jason Gaines Editorial Coordinator
Larry Hochman Orchestration
Bart Migal Engineer
Lynn Ahrens Composer
Christopher Jahnke Orchestration
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