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Henry Mancini: A Legendary Performer by Henry Mancini

Many jazz listeners discover that numerous jazz artists perform personal renditions of the music of composer Henry Mancini in their jazz interpretations. Here is a perfect opportunity to listen to the stylings of the late composer at the piano playing his own works! HENRY MANCINI: A LEGENDARY PERFORMER showcases Mancini at his finest with such recordings as "Days of Wine and Roses," "Charade," "Moon River," the jazz artists' favorite, the enduring "Two For The Road;" "Romeo and Juliet;" "Moment to Moment;" "Peter Gunn;" "Mr. Lucky;" "The Pink Panther Theme;" "Dear Heart;" "Baby Elephant Walk;" "Hatari;" and a special performance by Henry Mancini of George Gershwin's masterpiece of 20th Century American jazz, "Rhapsody In Blue."

If you have oftentimes wondered what Mancini the composer sounds like as a pianist, this CD will answer that. Jazz listeners will recognize these Mancini songs from hearing them performed by many artists. But take a few turns with Mancini interpreting his song "Moment to Moment" and it is suddenly very clear why many jazz performers like this gem of a song!

Give yourself a musical evening of enchanted and bright reflections by listening to HENRY MANCINI: A LEGENDARY PERFORMER. Mancini had a true feel for American jazz, and the American song. A great collection!

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Henry Mancini
  • CD Title: Henry Mancini: A Legendary Performer
  • Genre: Smooth Jazz
  • Year Released: 1992
  • Record Label: RCA/BMG
  • Tracks: Days of Wine and Roses,Charade,Moon River, Two For The Road;Romeo and Juliet;Moment to Moment;Peter Gunn;Mr. Lucky;The Pink Panther Theme;Dear Heart;Baby Elephant Walk;Hatari; Rhapsody In Blue.
  • Musicians: Henry Mancini, pianist, with orchestra
  • Rating: Five Stars
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