All About Jazz

Home » Tag Center » Tag: Big City Rhythms

Content by tag "Big City Rhythms"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Feinstein: Big City Rhythms

Read "Big City Rhythms" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Having created some of the best and most enduring musical catalogs of Great American Songbook composers and some of the best cabaret sets ever heard, Michael Feinstein breaks new ground with his first Big Band album. Growing up in the personal attendance of the legendary Ira Gershwin and in the comforting shadow of such standard bearers ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Feinstein: Big City Rhythms

Read "Big City Rhythms" reviewed by Matthew S. Robinson

Having created some of the best and most enduring musical catalogs of the composers of the Great American Songbook and some of the best cabaret sets ever heard, Michael Feinstein is breaking new ground with his first Big Band album. Growing up in the personal attendance of the legendary Ira Gershwin and in the comforting shadow ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Feinstein w/ Maynard Ferguson: Big City Rhythms

Read "Big City Rhythms" reviewed by Dave Hughes

Up to this point, Michael Feinstein has focused his talents on Broadway and Tin Pan Alley tunes. This is his first foray into big band swing, and it's a rewarding and satisfying effort.  Feinstein exhibits expressiveness, precision, and an excellent command of dynamics.  Maynard Ferguson is primarily in a supporting role here, fronting a full big ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Feinstein with the Maynard Ferguson Big Band: Big City Rhythms

Read "Big City Rhythms" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Big City Rhythms represents something of a departure for singer / composer / arranger Michael Feinstein. Instead of centering his performance on the works of a single popular composer, as he usually does, Feinstein takes a large bite out of the Great American Songbook; and instead of performing with a small group or generic big band, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Feinstein: Big City Rhythms

Read "Big City Rhythms" reviewed by Jim Santella

What do Michael Feinstein and Maynard Ferguson have in common? They’re both prolific (Feinstein has 18 albums now). Both have an appreciation for popular songs and both employ distinctive sounds. Feinstein’s vocal quality is smooth, shallow and friendly, while Ferguson’s thin, high-pitched trumpet acrobatics are legendary. Neither artist makes full use of music overtones, preferring instead ...