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When a top but often undersung crooner pairs up with a similarly situated symphony, the results can often be much more than fantastic. The mellow moods of tunes like "Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry" and "On a Clear Day" may not allow the power of either to be fully recognized, but the emotional coloring is rich and beautiful. And when Feinstein and Conductor Alan Broadbent give the signal to add some sturm und drang to "Stormy Weather" or to bring the crowd to their feet with a final belt of "I Won’t Send Roses," their reserved power is made manifest in glorious displays.
Track Listing: 1. The Folks Who Live On The Hill
2. The Best Is Yet To Come
3. Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry
4. By Myself
5. Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
6. Stormy Weather
8. On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
9. Love Is Here To Stay
10. How Deep is The Ocean?
12. I Won't Send Roses
I love jazz because anything is possible; it has few rules and the best jazz breaks those ones. I prefer free improv because it doesn't really have any rules at all.
I was first exposed to jazz in my teens (in the late sixties).
The first jazz record I bought was Filles de Kilimanjaro by Miles Davis, shortly followed by Extrapolation by John McLaughlin.
My advice to new listeners is to listen as widely as possible and not to make snap judgments--stick with it.