HighNote CD 7091
The Best Thing For You Would Be Me- The Irving Berlin Songbook
Wesla Whitfield offers the best of two worlds. Her attention to lyrics and the subtle meanings and innuendos of a song is reminiscent of the great cabaret singers. Her spontaneity and improvisational skills bring to mind the great jazz singers of our time. No wonder the Los Angeles Times calls her, "one of the greatest masters of popular singing." The San Francisco Examiner said, "[Wesla] has become her generation's best singer." Continuing her traversal of the great American Songbook, Wesla and her husband/accompanist/arranger, Mike Greensill, turn their attention to the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin. All the "Berlin lieder" you have grown to love are here along with a few rarely-heard items such as "The Night is Filled With Music," "You're Easy to Dance With" and the title tune itself.
Wesla Whitfield- vocals; Mike Greensill- piano/arranger; Gary Foster- reeds; Marty Wehner- trombone; John Wiitala- bass; Vince Laetano- drums
Tracks: The Best Thing for You; Blue Skies; Moonshine Lullaby; Cheek to Cheek; Say It Isn't So; Be Careful, It's My Heart; How Deep is the Ocean; The Night Is Filled With Music; Dancing Medley; Change Partners; Remember; It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow; I Got Lost in His Arms - more
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