Melodies We Love: The Thirties
presents twelve of the greatest songs--known by musicians as "standards"-- from America's rich popular music heritage. From Jerome Kern's sophisticated The Way You Look Tonight
to the Hoagy Carmichael favorite Heart and Soul
, you'll enjoy Jim Gibson's quiet, masterful solo piano improvisations. These are songs that live on for a very good reason . . . they are simply wonderful.
The nineteen-thirties was a stunning decade in American popular music, with great composers like Jerome Kern, Jimmy McHugh, Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael and many others writing great songs that became huge hits . . . songs that are still popular after many decades have passed.
In today's world of throw-away music, it's remarkable to note how many great songs have endured, and when you hear them skillfully played by Jim Gibson, you'll remember why. Great melodies. Great harmonies. And Jim's unusual blending of styles. It all fits together beautifully in a relaxing, soothing tribute to one of the great periods of American music.
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On this CD, you'll enjoy:
The Way You Look Tonight
All the Things You Are
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Where or When
I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You
Cheek to Cheek
I Get Along Without You Very Well
East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
Heart and Soul
Great Songs . . . Grand Piano. Memorable, relaxing solo piano CDs you'll enjoy for years.
2005/ HCM 0621
Format: available as CD only