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Relaxed jazz performances,
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This review is from: Steppin' Out: Astaire Sings (Audio CD)
This is part of Norman Grantz' "Fred Astaire Story" project from the 1950s. The later Astaire turns in relaxed performances, quite different from his sound in the 1930s - better, in fact. He is backed by an excellent small jazz group including Oscar Peterson, Barney Kessel, Charlie Shavers and Flip Philips! They contribute some superb moments to the album, too. The recording quality is excellent and gives an intimate feel. Don't be put off by the terrible cover design. This is a great CD.