Watch Body & Soul: America's Unforgettable Crooners

Watch Body & Soul: America's Unforgettable Crooners

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Bing Crosby, Nat “King” Cole, and Mel Tormé are three great masters of the canon known as “The Great American Songbook.” Their velvety voices and mastery of sentimental serenades made them the quintessential crooners of the twentieth century, but their respective landmark achievements across the mediums of radio, television, film, and recording made them legends. Music director Bryan Carter and his stellar ensemble, featuring vocalists Denzal Sinclaire, Benny Benack III, and Charles Turner, pay tribute to these geniuses of song. The show features new arrangements by Carter and a 22-piece ensemble that reflects both the hard-hitting big band sound utilized by Tormé during his tenure with The Judy Garland Show and the lush strings that often enveloped the sweet vocals of Nat “King” Cole. This talented, award-winning ensemble wears many hats, entertaining the audience from both in-front and inside the ensemble, laying the foundation for the lyrical landscape of a brilliant evening.

 

Tags: jazz, Body & Soul

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