Surely one of the great baritones of this century, perfect for this CD of classic American songs in excellent arrangements and with fine accompaniments from Kevin Murphy. Nathan Gunn succeeds in infusing his voice with the spirit of America in its most idealised form, winning over even the most cynical of listeners. In contrast to the full operatic force of Gunn's extraordinarily beautiful and wrap-around voice, for these songs I might have preferred more of his intimate performance style as featured on 'Just Before Sunrise' There are not enough solo recordings of this exceptional artist.
This is a lovely recording of American art songs. Nathan Gunn's voice has a good 'weight' for this repertoire, and the performance is heartfelt and stylish. There is a nice mix of American repertoire here and some of the arrangements are unusual and lovely. The accompaniment is accomplished. I obtained this CD secondhand recently, having noted a review years ago but never finding the CD, in the days before online ordering! I'm delighted to have obtained it at last. A most satisfying disc.