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Jazz Tribute To Fred Astaire / Top Hat Trio

Gershwin / Top Hat Trio
Release Date: 03/05/2009 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 90319  
Composer:  George GershwinIrving BerlinJerome KernCole Porter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Top Hat Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Swing isn't normally synonymous with solo strings, but the Top Hat Trio from Canada's Quebec province brings a fresh, new perspective to jazz favourites. Violinist Stéphane Allard's innovative approach to jazz is apparent, from his vocal-like phrase down to his baritone violin - a small viola restrung to add a mellow warmth to the recording. His improvisations sound similar to a tenor sax, with the added flexibility of a string instrument. Allard's style blends well with jazz guitarist Marc Villemure and bassist Daniel Lessard. Together, they deliver a unique spectrum of rhythm and colour. Inspired by Hollywood dance legend, Fred Astaire, listeners can relive the Golden Age of Hollywood with these wonderful interpretations of popular Read more swing tunes by Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin. - Catherine Runge Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Lady, Be Good!: Oh, Lady be good by George Gershwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Top Hat Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
2.
Puttin' on the Ritz: Puttin' on the Ritz by Irving Berlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Top Hat Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
3.
Lady, be Good: Fascinating rhythm by George Gershwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Top Hat Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
4.
Follow the Fleet: Let's face the music and dance by Irving Berlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Top Hat Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
5.
Swing Time: The Way You Look Tonight by Jerome Kern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Top Hat Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
6.
Broadway Melody of 1940: I concentrate on you by Cole Porter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Top Hat Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
7.
Shall We Dance: Let's call the whole thing off by George Gershwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Top Hat Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1937; USA 
8.
Top Hat: Top Hat, White Tie and Tails by Irving Berlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Top Hat Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 

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