The Gentle Rain [Japan]

The Gentle Rain [Japan]

by Irene KralIrene Kral


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Hearing this set of cool, restrained ballads, it is difficult to believe that this was singer Irene Kral's final recording and that she only had a year left to live before her death from breast cancer. Throughout her second set of duets with pianist Alan Broadbent, Kral is almost up to the same emotional level as her previous effort, Where Is Love. Broadbent takes "What's New" as a complex and introspective exploration. Otherwise, Kral and Broadbent interact on five ballads, including two by Dave Frishberg, and memorable renditions of "The Gentle Rain," "Something to Live For," and "If You Could See Me Now," plus a four-song "Antique Medley." Few other singers could interpret a full program of slow ballads and hold one's interest throughout.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/17/2005
Label: Choice
UPC: 0708857102020
catalogNumber: 71020
Rank: 121461

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Irene Kral   Primary Artist,Vocals
Alan Broadbent   Piano

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Luiz Bonfá   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Composer
Dave Frishberg   Composer
Bob Haggart   Composer
Noël Coward   Composer
Alan Bates   Producer
Cohn   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Rex Reed   Liner Notes
Stacey Kent   Liner Notes
Gerry MacDonald   Producer,Engineer
Lester Lee   Composer
Matt Dubey   Composer

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