241

Harry Connick, Jr.: Come by Me

AAJ Staff By

Sign in to view read count
After some time in the land of New Orleans Funk, Harry Connick, Jr. has returned to the orchestral standards which first got him noticed and which have since garnered him multi-platinum, Grammy-winning fame. On Come By Me, Connick combines familiar originals with thoroughly represented selections from the Great American Songbook. These tunes include a punchy take on Henry Mancini’s "Charade," a yearning plea to take Irving Berlin’s advice and "Change Partners," an elevatored "Time After Time" which takes Jule Styne’s composition to new heights, a Bayou wail through Arthur Hamilton’s "Cry Me A River" and a sparely stringed rendition of "Danny Boy" which recalls the feel and tone of Connick’s first filmed performance in Memphis Belle. Though a few of Connick’s compositions are more in tune with his own story-driven and occasionally lyric-heavy style than those of the concise mood masters of old, his charts and arrangements are greatly authentic to the point of being difficult to distinguish from the classic copies. Combining his own voice and keys with his Riddle-d big band and a well Bas(i)ed orchestra, Connick captures a bit of the live feel of his energetically enchanting concerts while recapturing the magical tradition he seems destined to carry on.

Track Listing: 1. Nowhere With Love 2. Come by Me 3. Charade 4. Change Partners 5. Easy for You to Say 6. Time After Time 7. Next Door Blues [Instrumental] 8. Easy to Love 9. There's No Business Like Show Business 10. Moment With Me 11. Danny Boy 12. Cry Me a River 13. Love for Sale

Title: Come by Me | Year Released: 2003 | Record Label: Columbia Records


Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read ON Tour CD/LP/Track Review ON Tour
by John Kelman
Published: October 22, 2017
Read On a Distant Shore CD/LP/Track Review On a Distant Shore
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: October 22, 2017
Read Friends & Heroes: Guitar Duets CD/LP/Track Review Friends & Heroes: Guitar Duets
by Roger Farbey
Published: October 22, 2017
Read Signal 9 CD/LP/Track Review Signal 9
by Glenn Astarita
Published: October 22, 2017
Read For the Love of You CD/LP/Track Review For the Love of You
by Jack Bowers
Published: October 21, 2017
Read Recent Developments CD/LP/Track Review Recent Developments
by John Sharpe
Published: October 21, 2017
Read "Resolution" CD/LP/Track Review Resolution
by Dave Wayne
Published: November 15, 2016
Read "Dreaming Big" CD/LP/Track Review Dreaming Big
by Jack Bowers
Published: June 12, 2017
Read "Seeing Is Believing" CD/LP/Track Review Seeing Is Believing
by Jim Trageser
Published: December 27, 2016
Read "Some Great Songs Vol. 2" CD/LP/Track Review Some Great Songs Vol. 2
by Mark Sullivan
Published: February 6, 2017
Read "Up North" CD/LP/Track Review Up North
by Budd Kopman
Published: February 17, 2017
Read "Overseas V" CD/LP/Track Review Overseas V
by Troy Collins
Published: March 30, 2017

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.