6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Sharp and seductive, a feast of musical originality.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Come By Me (Audio CD)
What has always impressed me about Harry Connick is the way he refuses to compromise his own musical beliefs to appease the populist taste. After staying away from conventional big band music to explore other jazz avenues (with no small amount of success may I add), I was both interested and concerned to see what his return to big band would herald. The result, Come By Me, on no level dissapoints. My personal favourite on this CD is Cry Me A River, as it highlights how this astonishing musical talent can take a song we all think we know, turn it on its head, and create something completely new and enlightening. The orchestrations and lyrics on the original tracks are as sharp and original as ever, and I dare anyone not to be carried away by the seductive sincerity and as always understated beauty of the voice on Danny Boy. As a musician myself it is always a joy to listen to Harry Connick's recordings, I don't think there is anyone around at the moment who can equal him in creativity, quality and power of performance. Some kind of wonderful.