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Fascinatin' Rhythm

With the 19th anniver­sary of Sep­tem­ber 11th hap­pen­ing this past Fri­day, we wish , once again, to hon­our the great city that has inspired so many tune smiths over the past cen­tu­ry plus. If you have spent any time in this incred­i­ble city you will know the all-encom­pass­ing impor­tance the City assumes in your world-view. Giv­en that and the local ori­gins of so many song­writ­ers it is no sur­prise that among the pop lyric sub­jects of the 20’s to 40’s era espe­cial­ly, New York and its inhab­i­tants have enjoyed a very spe­cial promi­nence. The New York clas­sic song is not the bru­tal, inhu­man dark­ness that the media often relate. It’s the over­whelm­ing­ly pos­i­tive New York of neigh­bor­hoods , sophis­ti­ca­tion, dynamism, and infi­nite pos­si­bil­i­ty. It’s a New York that still exists, if you look for it; a New York that inspires tremen­dous pride and loy­al­ty in its res­i­dents. Long Live New York, New York., and it won­der­ful Man­hat­tan Serenades. 

Invit­ed guests include Mel Torme Keely Smith, Tony Ben­nett, Bet­ty Roche, Duke Elling­ton, Ehud Ash­erie , Har­ry Allen, Rose­mary Clooney/​The Hi-Lo’s, John F. Kennedy, Louis Arm­strong, The Dorsey Broth­ers, Nic­ki Par­rott, Car­ol Sloane/​Clark Ter­ry, Lenny Breau, Oliv­er Nel­son, Dave Brubeck, Lyn Stan­ley, Bill Mays, Nan­cy Kel­ly New York Swing, and Peg­gy Lee/​Quincy Jones, Ian Shaw/​Simon Wal­lace to name but a few.…

Set #1

Artist Song Album
Guido Basso with Peter Appleyard C Fascinating Rhythm Jazz Canadiana
Louis Armstrong/Russ Garcia Orchestra There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' For New York An American Songbook
Betty Roch/Eddie Costa Quintet Take The 'A' Train Take The 'A' Train
Johnny Hodges/Oliver Nelson/Leon Thomas Welcome To New York 3 Shades of Blue
Nancy Kelly, feat. Bobby Militillo/John DiMartino Qt. Sunday In New York Remembering Mark Murphy
The Dorsey Brothers/Bob Crosby Lullaby Of Broadway Manhattan Serenades
Rosemary Clooney/The Hi-Lo's (I Like New York) How About You? Ring Round Rosie

Set #2

Artist Song Album
Tony Bennett/Ruby Braff-George Barnes Qt. Manhattan The Rodgers and Hart Songbook
Dave Brubeck Qt. Autumn In Washington Square Jazz Impressions of New York
Mel Torme 42nd Street Songs of New York
Nicki Parrott/John DiMartino Qt. Do You Miss New York? From New York To Paris
Lenny Breau New York City Mo' Breau

Set #3

Artist Song Album
John F. Kennedy/Oliver Nelson A Genuine Peace The Kennedy Dream
Mel Torme/Mike Renzi Trio New York State Of Mind Live At Marty's
Interactions Jazz Orchestra/Oliver Nelson/Phil Woods A Typical Day In New York Jazzhattan Suite
Keely Smith'/Frankie Capp Orchestra New York, New York Keely Sings Sinatra
John Bunch/Bucky Pizzarelli Qt. Stompin' At The Savoy New York Swing

Set #4

Artist Song Album
Lyn Stanley/Bill Cunliffe Sextet Lullaby Of Birdland Potions - From The 50's
Harry Allen Qt. Harlem Nocturne New York State Of Mind
Duke Ellington Orchestra/Anita Moore New York, New York Eastbourne Performance, 1973
Bill Mays Trio, feat. Sean Smith U.M.M.G. Mays In Manhattan
Peggy Lee/Quincy Jones New York City Blues Blues Cross Country
Ehud Asherie 52nd Street Theme (Monk) Welcome To New York
Carol Sloane/Clark Terry/Bill Charlap Trio Autumn In New York The Songs Ella & Louis Sang
Ian Shaw/Simon Wallace In A New York Minute A Ghost IN Every Bar.