Avant Gershwin

Avant Gershwin

by Patti Austin



The combination of a classic song and a gorgeous voice is one of the great pleasures of popular music, no matter the era. Patti Austin, one of the most versatile and vocally satisfying of singers, dives into an ocean of riches by addressing the work of composer George Gershwin. Backed by the crack German WDR Big Band, Austin gets the tonal warmth and heft to match her huge and expressive pipes. The song selection is hard to beat, and Austin's commitment to these timeless tunes assures the listener that this pop-jazz diva knows what kind of gems she's handling. In an age when aging pop stars (you know who you are) feel that it's their right to manhandle the Great American Songbook, it’s reassuring to hear a real artist approach this material with the love, respect, and sheer gusto it deserves.

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Release Date: 03/06/2007
Label: Rendezvous
UPC: 0881284512324
catalogNumber: 5123

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