Tuesday, January 29, 2013

CD Review – Black & White: 25th Anniversary Edition, by Danny Wright

Danny Wright celebrates his quarter-century career as an internationally renowned pianist by rereleasing several of his landmark albums, chief among them his debut CD.
This disc offers a mix of standards, movie music, and Broadway tunes. Highlights include “Moonlight Sonata” and medleys of George Gershwin and Barbra Streisand. Particularly affecting are Wright’s sensitive and nuanced takes of Streisand’s “People” and “Memory,” and “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” from Evita.
Wright’s arrangements are tasteful, and his playing is masterful in its temperance.
This album is a pleasant excursion through the American pop culture songbook.
--Raj Manoharan

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