Customer Reviews for: Get Happy / Lin

20 Reviews in Total
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4 Star: 6 Reviews
3 Star: 1 Review
2 Star: 2 Reviews
1 Star: 0 Reviews

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 Outstanding. From Giddy to the Sublime October 22, 2013
By Daniel H. (Cincinnati, OH) -- See All My Reviews
I loved this on the first listen. I have listened to it 5 times since. I grew up with classical piano music in the house. My mom played all the time. Track 11. Virtuoso ... Embraceable You just blows me away. It touches me deeply. Thank you to Jenny for this wonderful music. Report Abuse

 Well titled album October 15, 2013
By Dr. Mitchell Gurk (Spencer, MA) -- See All My Reviews
All the pieces are upbeat, leaving one optimistic and renewed. The classical structure of these arrangements is a brand new hearing, making the standards unusual, as a first hearing - and very unlike jazz. Excellent, uplifting, and challenging in a revealing way. No, the words do not play automatically thru one's mind; prominent are the musical structures, like a virtuoso album of solo fantasias and 'impromptus'. Report Abuse

  Impressive and Enjoyable Piano Songbook January 29, 2013
By Sour Persimmons -- See All My Reviews
Jenny Lin's "Get Happy" is a brilliantly-played virtuosic tribute to the great American songbook. After a subdued take on "Blue Skies," the album quickly becomes rather impressionistic ("I Got Rhythm," "Lover," "Laura") though many of the other tracks ("Carousel Waltz," "Cheek to Cheek," etc.) maintain a more easily-recognized grounding in the original material. Lin's performances offer a full range of color and expression, and she successfully bridges the gap between the intense technical classical demands of the arrangements (which generally sound like elaborate improvisations) and the popular idiom from which they derive. The recorded piano sound is excellent, with an ideal perspective on the instrument. In short, this is a fantastic jazz/classical piano album for those interested in sophisticated takes on classic show tunes. Report Abuse

 Starting the day....happy. January 8, 2013
By Maria C A. (RICHMOND, CA) -- See All My Reviews
She is very good indeed! Jenny Lin would get your day happy if you hear this cd in the morning. Very good selection of titles, good sound, very good technique, and a sense of joy transmitted through the music!!! I'd recommend it! Report Abuse

 GreAt p,aging but dated arrangements December 1, 2012
By S. Cuunjieng (New York, NY) -- See All My Reviews
Am a great fan of Jenny Lin and thanks to Arkiv bought her Shostakovich cd and consider it my favorite. She plays with panache but this cd could have been recorded 50 years ago. Just wish the song selection was less dated. Would have been more fun. Report Abuse

 Just great! November 27, 2012
By M. Brownstein (Wernersville, PA) -- See All My Reviews
A wonderful album. Lin plays the "Pop" songs and gives them that special touch to make them fresh for all time. Report Abuse

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