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 …
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!