14 Songs, 1 Hour 10 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Whoever thought of fusing Italian Baroque arias with jazz standards was onto a winner. Joyce DiDonato, one of the most communicative classical singers of our time, is the perfect choice to give us a delight such as Giordani’s “Caro mio ben” one minute, lifted into the sizzling world of a late-night jazz club, and the George Shearing standard “Lullaby of Birdland” the next. With a seriously impressive five-piece band, led by pianist Craig Terry, who made the arrangements, Songplay bravely crosses barriers and draws on the best of the many worlds it inhabits.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Whoever thought of fusing Italian Baroque arias with jazz standards was onto a winner. Joyce DiDonato, one of the most communicative classical singers of our time, is the perfect choice to give us a delight such as Giordani’s “Caro mio ben” one minute, lifted into the sizzling world of a late-night jazz club, and the George Shearing standard “Lullaby of Birdland” the next. With a seriously impressive five-piece band, led by pianist Craig Terry, who made the arrangements, Songplay bravely crosses barriers and draws on the best of the many worlds it inhabits.

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