Top Hat: A Jazz Tribute to Fred Astaire

Top Hat: A Jazz Tribute to Fred Astaire

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Artist: The Top Hat Trio, Stéphane Allard (violin, baritone violin), Marc Villemure (guitar), Daniel Lessard (bass)

Composers: George & Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields

Format: 1 CD


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Violinist Stephane Allard's innovative approach to jazz is apparent, from his vocal-like phrasing down to his baritone violin a small viola restrung to add a mellow warmth to the recording. His improvisations sound similar to 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 color.  Inspired by the Hollywood dance legend, Fred Astaire, listeners can relive the Golden Age of Hollywood with these wonderful interpretations of popular swing tunes by Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin.

Track List

1. Lady be good (George & Ira Gershwin)
2. Isn’t This a Lovely Day to be Caught in the Rain? (Irving Berlin)
3. Lets Call the Whole Thing Off (George & Ira Gershwin)
4. I’ve Got My Eyes On You (Cole Porter)
5. Puttin’ on the Ritz (Irving Berlin)
6. I Concentrate on You (Cole Porter)
7. Fascinating Rhythm (George & Ira Gershwin)
8. Night and Day (Cole Porter)
9. A Fine Romance (Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields)
10. The Way You Look Tonight (Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields)
11. Cheek to Cheek (Irving Berlin)
12. Top Hat, White Tie and Tails (Irving Berlin)
13. Let’s Face the Music and Dance (Irving Berlin)

Total time: 57:17
Release date: 2006
UPC: 053479031921

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