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Such Sweet Thunder: Music of the Duke Ellington Orchestra based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Hold onto your hats - we're heading down the 101!!! This new CD from Lorraine Feather has to be the slickest recipe ever created: one part nostalgia (Ellington's tunes and rhythms), one part SMOKIN' new, hip arrangements of same, one part modern lingo and sensibility, a splatter of patter, a dash of psychological insight, and a sweet-crisp crust topped with a dollop of whipped cream. Who'd have guessed that Thunder could be baked up in a pie? Lorraine's reinterpretations of these old chestnuts are inspired, humorous and filled with compassion for the human condition. The musicians are fabulous, the recording is impeccable, and Lorraine's singing is glorious. Treat yourself to a HUGE slice of this perfect confection!
if you have an ear, a heart or a sense of humor you will definitely enjoy the music of Lorraine Feather, regardless of your musical preferences! And now she thrills us with another amazing performance with her own imaginative lyrics and Duke Ellington's music. Having lived and breathed in the world of jazz all her life, this singer is an amazing and definitive jazz artist. I never tire of listening to her. I highly recommend all of her albums. Take the plunge and add to your musical pleasure with this new CD.