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A BUDDING GREAT
on 5 November 2015
In 2004 when this CD was released Harry Connick Jr was still regarded as a Frank Sinatra soundalike. Not that he tried to be, it just came out that way. Of the 12 tracks here, probably 9 of them, with little imagination, could have been in the Frank Sinatra catalogue. The other 3, `Only You`, `Save The Last Dance For Me` and `My Prayer`, are all `pop` material, but given the smoochy, night club treatment, which makes them sound refreshing and new.
Overall this is a very good CD, by an artist who in later years was able to become himself, not a copy of a giant of 20th century music. All of these tracks were arranged, orchestrated and conducted by Harr Connick Jr, and his piano playing comes to the fore frequently.