Blue: The Complete Cabaret Songs of William Bolcom and Arnold Weinstein

COMPOSERS: Arnold Weinstein,William Bolcom
LABELS: Summit
PERFORMER: Michelle Murray, David Murray
CATALOGUE NO: DCD 361

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There are areas of the repertoire which quite naturally occupy the territory between classical music and jazz. One such area is cabaret music. I’d include here the songs of Kurt Weill, as likely to be sung by a jazz vocalist as a classical recitalist, and also the remarkable cabaret songs of William Bolcom, a former student of Messiaen and an appreciator of Gershwin, who sets texts by Arnold Weinstein.

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Anyone who enjoys the more demanding kind of jazz singing and/or appreciates, say, the songs of Samuel Barber will find MICHELLE AND DAVID MURRAY’s Blue to be a natural extension of either.