Opposite You

Opposite You

by Marin Mazzie


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Opposite You

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/08/2005
Label: P.S. Classics
UPC: 0803607053628
catalogNumber: 536

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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