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Kiri Sidetracks - The Jazz Album / Kiri Te Kanawa, Andre Previn


Release Date: 10/17/2011 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 434092  
Composer:  Harold ArlenThomas "Fats" WallerNeal HeftiJames Van Heusen,   ... 
Performer:  André PrevinDame Kiri Te KanawaMundell LoweRay Brown
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

I sometimes wonder whether it's to our advantage, not to mention that of the artists concerned, when television provides the medium for audiences to eavesdrop on recording sessions or workshops, as we saw recently when Dame Kiri and André Previn were considering the songs for "Sidetracks". On the strength of that film, I have to say that I felt no great inclination to seek out this CD, much as I had enjoyed hearing Previn in this repertoire once more. Well, I'm relieved to say the finished article tells, in part, a different story, with Dame Kiri turning in a voluptuous account of Honeysuckle rose, relishing the humorous turn of phrase in Cute and opening with a lovely account of that gorgeous ballad, A sleepin' bee... Read more Previn, Lowe and Brown are everything she would love to be, namely freewheeling exponents of an art form they've been steeped in since the cradle. Their improvisation of Feuilles mortes to a lolloping rock rhythm is one of the many original ideas they contribute to this selection...

-- Adrian Edwards, Gramophone [9/1992]


Personnel: Kiri Te Kanawa (vocals); Andre Previn (piano); Mundell Lowe (guitar); Ray Brown (bass).

Recorded at BMG Studios, New York, New York in May 1991.

Includes liner notes by Kiri Te Kanawa, Andre Previn, and Mundell Lowe.
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Works on This Recording

1.
House of Flowers: A Sleepin' Bee by Harold Arlen
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Mundell Lowe (Guitar),
Ray Brown (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1954; USA 
2.
Honeysuckle Rose by Thomas "Fats" Waller
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Mundell Lowe (Guitar),
Ray Brown (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
3.
Cute by Neal Hefti
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Mundell Lowe (Guitar),
Ray Brown (Double Bass)
4.
It Could Happen to You by James Van Heusen
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Mundell Lowe (Guitar),
Ray Brown (Double Bass)
5.
Like Someone in Love by James Van Heusen
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Mundell Lowe (Guitar),
Ray Brown (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
6.
Autumn leaves by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Mundell Lowe (Guitar),
Ray Brown (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; France 
7.
Knickerbocker Holiday: It never was you by Kurt Weill
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Mundell Lowe (Guitar),
Ray Brown (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
8.
The Shadow of Your Smile by Johnny Mandel
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Mundell Lowe (Guitar),
Ray Brown (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; USA 
9.
Too Marvelous for Words by Richard A. Whiting
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Mundell Lowe (Guitar),
Ray Brown (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
10.
Angel Eyes by Matt Dennis
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Mundell Lowe (Guitar),
Ray Brown (Double Bass)
11.
Why don't you do right? by Joe McCoy
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Mundell Lowe (Guitar),
Ray Brown (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
12.
The Second Time Around by James Van Heusen
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Mundell Lowe (Guitar),
Ray Brown (Double Bass)
13.
Teach Me Tonight by Gene de Paul
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Mundell Lowe (Guitar),
Ray Brown (Double Bass)
14.
Polka Dots and Moonbeams by James Van Heusen
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Mundell Lowe (Guitar),
Ray Brown (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940 
15.
Mississippi: It's Easy To Remember (and So Hard to Forget) by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Mundell Lowe (Guitar),
Ray Brown (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935 

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