Carioca: Songs Of Vincent Youmans, Vol. 2

Carioca: Songs Of Vincent Youmans, Vol. 2

by William Bolcom


Item is available through our marketplace sellers.


Carioca: Songs Of Vincent Youmans, Vol. 2

Pianist William Bolcom and mezzo-soprano Joan Morris, husband and wife musical duo, always bring out the best in one another, though they occasionally add a male vocalist, as they do for some of the selections heard in these sessions covering the works of Vincent Youmans. Tenor Robert White complements Morris' voice perfectly, without resorting to the histrionics typical of many singers. They almost seem to be vocally dancing together in their inspired interpretation of "The Carioca," while they milk all of the humor within "Nicodemus." Morris also excels in her duets with Bolcom, highlighted by "Lucky Bird." Interspersed between some of the tracks are excerpts of original acetates by Youmans himself; although the difference in fidelity is striking, it is interesting to hear the composer's original concept of his music.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/1997
Label: Arabesque Recordings
UPC: 0026724669224
catalogNumber: 6692

Album Credits

Performance Credits

William Bolcom   Primary Artist,Piano
Vincent Youmans   Piano,Vocals
Joan Morris   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Robert White   Tenor (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Vincent Youmans   Composer,Contributor
Joan Morris   Contributor
Irving Caesar   Contributor
Anne Caldwell   Contributor
Buddy DeSylva   Contributor
Ira Gershwin   Contributor
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer,Contributor
Edward Heyman   Contributor
Tom Hughes   Contributor,Art Direction
Gus Kahn   Contributor
Leo Robin   Contributor
Judith Sherman   Producer,Engineer,Contributor
Ellie Hughes   Contributor,Art Direction
Daniel Chriss   Contributor,Production Director
Jodi Howard   Contributor,Production Director
Marvin M. Reiss   Contributor,Executive Producer
J. Russel Robinson   Contributor
Harold Adamson   Contributor
Edward Eliscu   Contributor
Sidney Clare   Contributor
Clifford Grey   Contributor
Arthur Francis   Contributor
Edward Sorel   Contributor,Illustrations
Jeanne Velonis   Contributor
Zelda Sears   Contributor
William Rose   Contributor
Grey Clifford   Contributor
George Waggner   Contributor
Aaron Gandy   Liner Notes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews