Michael Feinstein: Broadway Superstar Sings Ol' Blue Eyes in The Sinatra Project
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Michael Feinstein is a consummate performer, and he was in top form at Davies last night. His rendition of "Time After Time" brought me to tears, and it just got better from there. His anecdotal stories were appropriately brief and well chosen, his impersonations of Lawrence Welk and Liberace were spot on, but it was the music we were there for, and Mr Feinstein delivered a delicious bouquet of Sinatra songs. His piano playing was also superb--working a bit of Gershwin's "Cuban Overture" into "Brazil" was brilliant, and his 17-piece back-up big band was terrific too. When he dedicated his encore to "those who have left, and those who are leaving," he trapped an embarrassed foursome in full view of the audience. "What were you expecting--a Tony Martin tribute?" Excellent! I could have done without Jan Wahl's ingratiating introduction, but that was soon forgotten as the music began. The songs were carefully chosen, beautifully rendered, and the concert overall had a lovely and respectful structure to it. I would have loved to take my mother--but I took my stage manager instead, and he also had a really good time. The hall should have been packed. For reasons unfathomable to me, there were empty seats.
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Feinstein's show is called "The Sinatra Project," which generally means he's mining Frank's old set lists for the crowd favorites along with more obscure songs he performed but never recorded. Feinstein makes this work rather impressively and...continued
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This very talented showman knows how to 'work the crowd' with his often boyish humor and clever reapport, but what keeps everyone in love is his great talents - vocally and as a pianist! Working with magnificent Sinatra arrangements, Michael was...continued
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“There is no one on this earth who has expanded, exposed and embraced the American songbook as passionately.” —_The New York Times _
A leading connoisseur of the Great American Songbook, singer Michael Feinstein has blazed a brilliant career sleuthing out forgotten treasures by the likes of the Gershwins, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, then delivering them in dramatic, polished performances. His latest album, The Sinatra Project, is a tribute not only to Ol’ Blue Eyes, but to arrangers Nelson Riddle and Billy May. Recorded live in the same studio as Sinatra’s classic Capitol Records-era hits like Come Fly With Me and Only the Lonely, the album features new arrangements of classic songs—plus two undiscovered tunes Sinatra never got around to recording. Celebrating his 25th anniversary as a performer, Feinstein brings this vibrant project to life with a blazing big band and his own inimitable panache.
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