Songs From 'The King And I' on SACD!
Ted Rosenthal is one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation. He actively tours worldwide with his trio, as a soloist, and has performed with many jazz greats, including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and James Moody.
"Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, a musical adaptation of Anna and the King of Siam, was a huge hit on Broadway, resulting in a hit film and several revivals. Jazz musicians have included 'Hello, Young Lovers' in their repertoire for years and there have been a few who have done an entire album devoted to music from the show. But Ted Rosenthal's 2006 recording is one of the few since the heyday of interest from the '50s to focus exclusively on this wonderful music. The pianist is well accompanied by bassist George Mraz and drummer Lewis Nash. Opening with a solemn 'My Lord and Master,' the mood quickly shifts with a tasty midtempo setting of 'Shall We Dance?' The loping 'I Whistle a Happy Tune' has a whimsical country air, while the lush, dreamy arrangement of 'We Kiss in a Shadow' is full of romance. 'Getting to Know You' is transformed with a brisk, breezy chart. There's plenty of life in songs from old musicals, particularly anything written by Rodgers & Hammerstein, as Rosenthal and company demonstrate in this delightful CD." - AllMusic
"All told, this is a beautiful, tasteful, thoroughly engaging sessionit's essential for fans of the show, and highly recommended for those who enjoy jazz trio playing at its best." - All About Jazz
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Single-Layer SACD can only be played on a Super Audio CD Player! It will NOT play on conventional CD Players!
• Made in Japan
Ted Rosenthal, piano
George Mraz, bass
Lewis Nash, drums
1. My Lord And Master
2. Shall We Dance?
3. I Have Dreamed
4. I Whistle A Happy Tune
5. We Kiss In A Shadow
6. Getting To Know You
7. Something Wonderful
8. March Of The Siamese Children
9. Hello, Young Lovers
All songs by R. Rodgers & O. Hammerstein II
Recorded at The Studio in New York on March 23, 2006