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Duets II

Tony Bennett

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Andy Snitzer(Sax (Tenor)),  Ann Leathers(Violin),  Arturo Sandoval(Trumpet),  Avril Brown(Violin),  Ben Herman(Percussion),  Bob Millikan(Trumpet),  Bud Burridge(Trumpet),  Carol Pool(Violin),  Catherine Sim(Violin),  Charles Pillow(Clarinet),  Charlie Pillow(Sax (Tenor)),  Cornelius Dufallo(Violin),  Dave Mann(Sax (Alto)),  Dave Mann(Sax (Tenor)),  David Finck(Bass),  Elena Barere(Violin),  Entcho Todorov(Violin),  Erik Charlston(Percussion),  Gordon Gottlieb(Percussion),  Gray Sargent(Guitar),  Harold Jones(Drums),  John Owens(Trumpet),  Jonathan Dinklage(Violin),  Karen Karlsrud(Violin),  Katherine Fink(Flute),  Katherine Fong(Violin),  Katherine Livolsi(Violin),  Laura McGinnis(Violin),  Lawrence Feldman(Sax (Alto)),  Lee Musiker(Piano),  Liz Lim-Dutton(Violin),  Lorenza Ponce(Violin),  Lou Marini(Sax (Alto)),  Mark Phaneuf(Sax (Tenor)),  Marshall Wood(Bass),  Matthew Lehmann(Violin),  Nancy Wu(Violin),  Pamela Sklar(Flute),  Roger Rosenberg(Sax (Baritone)),  Ronald Janelli(Sax (Baritone)),  Sean Carney(Violin),  Tony Kadleck(Trumpet),  Una Tone(Violin),  Wen Qian(Violin),  Yuri Vodovoz(Violin),  Yurika Mok(Violin),  Adrian Benjamin(Viola),  Alissa Smith(Viola),  Barbara Jostlein(French Horn),  Bob Carlisle(French Horn),  Charles Pillow(Clarinet (Bass)),  Craig Mumm(Viola),  David Gold(Viola),  Desiree Elsevier(Viola),  Diane Lesser(Oboe),  George Flynn(Trombone (Bass)),  Grace Paradise(Harp),  Judy Witmer(Viola),  Karen Dreyfus(Viola),  Monica Gerard(Viola),  Philip Myers(French Horn),  Todd Low(Viola),  Vincent Lionti(Viola),  Dave Eggar(Celli),  Diane Barere(Celli),  Diane Lesser(Horn (English)),  Jeanne LeBlanc(Celli),  Katherine Fink(Piccolo),  Keith O'Quinn(Trombone (Tenor)),  Larry Farrell(Trombone (Tenor)),  Marc Goldberg(Bassoon),  Mike Davis(Trombone (Tenor)),  Pamela Sklar(Piccolo),  Richard Locker(Celli),  Stephanie Cummins(Celli),  Dae Bennett(Engineer),  Dae Bennett(Producer),  Jorge Calandrelli(Arranger),  Marion Evans(Arranger),  Phil Ramone(Producer),  Alan Bergman(Composer),  Alessandro Perrotta(Assistant Engineer),  Anthony Newley(Composer),  Armando Manzanero(Composer),  Bernie Wayne(Composer),  Bob Ludwig(Mastering),  Bob Russell(Composer),  Brian Chirlo(Assistant Engineer),  Charles DeForest(Composer),  Dae Bennett(Mixing),  Danny Bennett(Executive Producer),  Dorothy Fields(Composer),  Duke Ellington(Composer),  Edward Heyman(Composer),  Frank Eyton(Composer),  Gene Lees(Composer),  George Forrest(Composer),  George Gershwin(Composer),  Gordon Jenkins(Composer),  Gus Kahn(Composer),  Harold Arlen(Composer),  Ira Gershwin(Composer),  Isham Jones(Composer),  Jacques Demy(Composer),  Jerome Kern(Composer),  Jimmy McHugh(Composer),  John Green(Composer),  Johnny Mercer(Composer),  Jorge Calandrelli(Conductor),  Josh Cheuse(Art Direction),  Josh Cheuse(Photography),  Kurt Weill(Composer),  Lee Morris(Composer),  Leslie Bricusse(Composer),  Lorenz Hart(Composer),  Marilyn Bergman(Composer),  Marion Evans(Conductor),  Michel Legrand(Composer),  Nicholas Essig(Assistant Engineer),  Norman Gimbel(Composer),  Ogden Nash(Composer),  Philippe Saisse(Composer),  Richard Rodgers(Composer),  Richard Rodgers(Composer),  Rob Mathes(Composer),  Rob Mounsey(Composer),  Robert Sour(Composer),  Robert Wright(Composer),  Vance Anderson(Production Coordination),  Arturo Sandoval(Soloist),  Elena Barere(Concert Master),  Jill Dell'Abate(Contractor),  Jill Dell'Abate(Production Manager),  Lee Musiker(Musical Direction),  Tom Young(Live Sound)

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Tony Bennett痴 first album of celebrity duets (2006's Duets: An American Classic) featured an impressive cast of superstars answering the call from the dean of pop vocalists, but the arrangements were overly safe -- virtually all of them ballads with soft strings or brassy finger-snappers. Duets II follows the first by five years and features, surprisingly, a cast just as star-laden, but also arrangements that are much more dynamic, and suitable for each song and its participants. (Marion Evans, a veteran whose career goes back nearly as far as Bennett's, handles the charts for a few of the best here.) Bennett, as ever in splendid voice and impeccable groove, laughs and trades lines with stars half his age (like John Mayer), or in the case of Lady Gaga, six decades younger, and clearly makes them so comfortable in this setting that it would be easy to believe that jazz vocals were their home. Standard fare yields standard results for the likes of Michael Buble and Josh Groban, but all of these songs have something to contribute. Bennett is especially tender and expressive with k.d. lang on Blue Velvet (the two had already collaborated on a full album), and he clearly enjoys his pairing with Willie Nelson for On the Sunny Side of the Street. (Nelson takes a guitar solo, and shows some of the vocal shadings that during the '60s made him as expressive a vocalist as Bennett.) The album wisely covers all bases, including stars of country music (Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill), R&B (Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse), and one-shots for rock & roll (Sheryl Crow), Latin music (Alejandro Sanz), and classical (Andrea Bocelli). Celebrity musical pairings rarely lead to innovation or excitement, but Duets II is an enjoyable celebration of what Tony Bennett has meant to pop music, and what he can bring out in any star vocalist he steps up to the microphone with. ~ John Bush, Rovi

Track List   

  • 01. The Lady Is A Tramp (with Lady Gaga)
  • 02. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (with John Mayer)
  • 03. Body And Soul (with Amy Winehouse)
  • 04. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (with Michael Bublé)
  • 05. Blue Velvet (with k.d. lang)
  • 06. How Do You Keep The Music Playing (with Aretha Franklin)
  • 07. The Girl I Love (with Sheryl Crow)
  • 08. On The Sunny Side of the Street (Willie Nelson)
  • 09. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) (with Queen Latifah)
  • 10. Speak Low (with Norah Jones)
  • 11. This Is All I Ask (with Josh Groban)
  • 12. Watch What Happens (with Natalie Cole)
  • 13. Stranger In Paradise (with Andrea Bocelli)
  • 14. The Way You Look Tonight (with Faith Hill)
  • 15. Yesterday I Heard The Rain (with Alejandro Sanz)
  • 16. It Had To Be You (with Carrie Underwood)
  • 17. When Do The Bells Ring For Me (with Mariah Carey)

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最上のポピュラーミュージック。仕事の終わ...

投稿日:2014/02/15 (土)

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Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett's career has enjoyed three distinct phases, each of them very successful. In the early '50s, he scored a series of major hits that made him one of the most popular recording artists of the time. In the early '60s, he mounted a comeback as more of an adult-album seller. And from the mid-'80s on, he achieved renewed popularity with generations of listeners who hadn't been born when he f

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