Rarely is a second version of a concept album successful. But when the collection is as inspired as Robert Goulet on Broadway, a second volume is a natural. On Broadway, Vol. 2 contains 11 songs. including some true Broadway classics like "Mame." "Cabaret," "Impossible Dream," and "Summertime." For those who would want Goulet singing the most well-known songs possible, Vol. 2 is an improvement over Vol. 1.
2350 Broadway (1993) is the first in a series recorded by Namlook and Tetsu Inoue. The first half is rather too short on tones and melody but the second disc, consisting of the 70-minute epic "Hands Of Light" is a masterful exercise in deep spacemusic. It's glacial pace varies only marginally between beatless and gently pulsed and its mix of electronic drones, wind effects and melodies is deceptively simple…
John Price is a virtuoso pianist who captures the verve and pulse of these Broadway songs. The piano is electric and the phrasing is like no other I've heard. Just a stellar album. If you love this music, you MUST have this album.
'ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway' is the new album from Barbra Streisand. This Deluxe expanded edition of the album features 4 bonus tracks in addition to the 10 new Streisand duets of Broadway classics with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. The inspired new musical pairings include Anne Hathaway, Daisy Ridley, Patrick Wilson, Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine, Antonio Banderas, Jamie Foxx, Seth MacFarlane, and a spectacular virtual duet with Anthony Newley. This album follows 2014’s “Partners”, which debuted at # 1 on the Billboard Top 200, and received Platinum Certification. The greatest star to ever come out of Broadway, Streisand returns to her roots with 'ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway'.
Verve 60th Anniversary Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series. Reissue with SHM-CD format. This is one of the more obscure J.J. Johnson LPs. On six of the ten songs, the great trombonist is joined by four others, while the remaining four tracks (the main reasons to search for this album) feature him in a quartet with pianist Hank Jones, bassist Richard Davis and drummer Walter Perkins. Johnson's writing on the larger group pieces lifts the material, which is all taken from Broadway shows, while his playing on the quartet tracks is up to his usual level. Some of the songs are now forgotten, but "My Favorite Things," "Make Someone Happy" and "Put on a Happy Face" are exceptions. This album has some good music, but it will be very difficult to find.