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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
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
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop. But nothing has touched my artistic sensiblities like JAZZ! Two years ago I moved to Sarasota, FL where I renewed my focus on my singing career and I was so impressed with the quality, quantity and generousity of talented jazz musicains in the Suncoast area. I soon partnered with piano legend Billy Marcus and his trio with Don Mopsick and Stephen Bucholtz. What a blast working with these guys and having them back me up on my first jaz album, Here's To You... which was just released on October 1st. I can't wait to see where the coming year brings me! Check out syniacarrolljazz.com