The songs on this album were always good. However,in this context they are in the hands of a master interpreter, Mr Bennett.The sparing rhythm of Ralph Sharron's trio provides an atmosphere where Tony's voice takes centre stage,soaring and flowing through the American songbook with consumate ease.Tony has always been highly regarded as a crooner but over the years has developed into one of the finest Jazz singers on the planet. This is Tony Bennett at his best-- In front of an audience and this album captures ably the magic of Tony Bennett in concert.Thoroughly reccomended !
If only I had a big screen do do this video justice! This is truely Tony and the Ralph Sharon trio at its wonderful best, in a small 'cabaret type' setting, with plenty of close ups of Tony and sound quality is excellent. I have seen him live and this is a real treasure to remind me of those evenings that are so special with such a magic performer in his prime. He truely does get better and better. If you can't be there with him this is the next best thing!
Have to admit to being a bit underawed by this cd. I think a bit too much leaning towards jazz at times. The mans talent is not in doubt at all. In fact he is a true legend. This album, I'm afraid, did not do it for me. Sorrry TB fans.