Love Song: The Music of Arlen, Porter, Van Heusen, and Howe
Download links and information about Love Song: The Music of Arlen, Porter, Van Heusen, and Howe by Lainie Kazan, Giacomo Gates, Ted Howe. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 01:02:22 minutes.
|Artist:||Lainie Kazan, Giacomo Gates, Ted Howe|
|Genre:||Jazz, Crossover Jazz|
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|1.||Let's Do It||5:10|
|3.||I'll Remember Your Smile||6:13|
|4.||Come Rain of Come Shine||7:13|
|5.||If I Had Known||4:41|
|6.||Let's Fall In Love||7:38|
|7.||Moonlight Becomes You||6:27|
|8.||Midnight On the Beach||6:02|
|9.||All the Way||9:14|
Pianist Ted Howe's third CD for Summit is a bit of a switch from his earlier efforts, as he mixes standards with a series of original compositions with lyrics by Rebekah Miller, featuring jazz vocalist Giacomo Gates or film/stage singer Lainie Kazan on about half of the tracks. Howe's chops are never in doubt, as he has proved himself as a soloist and arranger with his previous Summit CDs and his compositions are equally engaging. But Miller's lyrics aren't all that memorable, though Gates makes a game effort and even adds a bit of playful scat to "I'll Remember Your Smile," though there is no saving the limp ballad "Midnight on the Beach." Kazan's vocals are more pop-oriented and she shows her age with a bit of vibrato in spots. Better are the instrumentals like Cole Porter's neglected "True Love" and a pair of tunes featuring Gates with Howe adding a vocal behind him, including an unusual setting of "Come Rain or Come Shine" and Porter's popular "Let's Do It."