Published since 1997
Jim Santella has been contributing CD reviews, concert reviews and DVD reviews to AAJ since 1997. His work has also appeared in Southland Blues, The L.A. Jazz Scene, and Cadence Magazine.
What individuals! As songwriters, both have come up with memorable keepers. For this performance, two grand pianos were placed facing each other on the stage. They do almost half the program together in that manner. In addition, each performs four songs alone.
Besides their comical, vaudevillian show tunes, the program includes pretty ballads such as Frishberg's "Underdog" & "You Are There" and Dorough's "Devil May Care" & "Nothing Like You." This program, an overview from both of these not-to-be-missed songsters, heralds the work of two very different jazz singers. Both Dorough and Frishberg represent tongue-in-cheek hipster humor while maintaining excellent musical standards throughout.
Track Listing: Rockin' in Rhythm; Who's On First?; Lookin' Good; Too Long in L.A.; You Are There; The Underdog; Where You At?; Health Food Nut; Devil May Care; Nothing Like You; Hong Kong Blues; I'm Hip; Saturday Dance; Conjuction Junction.
Personnel: Bob Dorough: vocal, piano; Dave Frishberg: vocal, piano.
Record Label: Blue Note Records
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