NU_OPEN
You are here:Home>CD Reviews>Straight-Ahead - CD Reviews>Cole Porter: Classic Movie & Broadway Tunes From Rare Piano Rolls by Cole Porter

Cole Porter: Classic Movie & Broadway Tunes From Rare Piano Rolls by Cole Porter

This is the Cole Porter collection many jazz fans will want to own, for it contains original piano roll recordings of some of his best known songs from the American Songbook. With a clarity that is highly realistic, these songs come across as if they were being performed in a contemporary setting, each note perfectly clear!

This is part of the Biograph Records series on great American composers. Starting in 1929 and concluding in 1953, these original piano rolls were recorded on a Steinway Duo-Art Pianola Grand piano. The lyrics to each song is included on the flyer. Among the pianists on the piano rolls are Douglas Henderson, Lawrence Cook, Max Kortlander, Walter Redding, Dick Watson, Ted Baxter, and Harold Scott.

There are 14 songs in the collection. Songs include "You Do Something To Me" (1929); "What Is This Thing Called Love?," (1930), "Night and Day," (1932); "I Get A Kick Out Of You," (1934; "Anything Goes," (1934);"Begin the Beguine," (1935); "Just One of Those Things," (1935);" "In the Still of the Night," (1937); "It's De-Lovey," (1936);"Rosalie," (1937); "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," (1938); "Wunderbar," (1948); "I Love Paris," (1953); "C'est Magnifique," (1953).

This collection of Cole Porter music in the form of piano solos will delight the jazz fan. For a Cole Porter fan, this is the perfect CD collection to come along in a while!

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Cole Porter
  • CD Title: Cole Porter: Classic Movie & Broadway Tunes From Rare Piano Rolls
  • Genre: Straight-Ahead / Classic
  • Year Released: 2003
  • Record Label: Biograph Records/Shout! Factory/Sony
  • Tracks: Anything Goes is but one example of these fine and lively piano rolls.
  • Musicians: Various artists, solo piano.
  • Rating: Five Stars
Login to post comments