The Jazz Album - Watch What Happens

The Jazz Album - Watch What Happens

by Thomas Quasthoff

CD

Overview

Unsurpassed in classical lieder, Thomas Quasthoff lends his rich bass-baritone to the Great American Songbook on The Jazz Album -- Watch What Happens, backed by an ace pickup band that includes trumpeter Till Brönner and pianist Alan Broadbent. While it may be news to followers of his classical work, the German-born Quasthoff is actually an old hand at this kind of singing -- he held regular nightclub gigs in his youth -- and the experience shines through on standards like "My Funny Valentine" and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," displaying proficient English, impeccable technique, and a deep, velvety tone. Rhythmically, Quasthoff plays it fairly straight, delivering renditions of up-tempo classics like "They All Laughed" and "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive" that may be light on swing but reveal the versatile singer's obvious devotion to this wonderful music.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/13/2007
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028947765011
catalogNumber: 000823902

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Thomas Quasthoff   Primary Artist,Vocals,Brass Baritone
Alan Broadbent   Piano
Peter Erskine   Percussion,Drums
Gary Foster   Alto Saxophone
Richard Todd   French Horn,Soloist
Dieter Ilg   Bass,Double Bass
Till Brönner   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Brass,Soloist
Chuck Loeb   Guitar,Soloist
Frank Chastenier   fender rhodes
Ruud Breuls   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Karl Schloz   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Nan Schwartz   Conductor
Fiete Felsch   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Clemens Linder   Violin
Annemarie Moorcroft   Viola
Marcus Bartelt   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Günter Bollmann   Trombone
Axel Schlosser   Trumpet
Uli Plettendorff   Trombone
Andreas Maile   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin   Performing Ensemble
Nan Schwartz Mishkin   Conductor
Members of Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin   Ensemble

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Alan Broadbent   Arranger
Michel Legrand   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer,Lyricist
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer,Lyricist
Marilyn Bergman   Composer,Lyricist
Till Brönner   Producer,Vocal Engineer,Engineering
Eddie DeLange   Composer,Lyricist
Duke Ellington   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer,Lyricist
Steve Gray   Arranger
Lorenz Hart   Composer,Lyricist
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer,Lyricist
Johnny Mercer   Composer,Lyricist
Doug Schwartz   Engineer,Engineering
Frank Wolf   Engineer,Engineering
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Jim Rakete   Cover Photo
DuBose Heyward   Composer,Lyricist
Fred Munzmaier   Art Direction
Stewart Spencer   translation,Liner Note Translation
Nan Schwartz   Arranger
Tobias Lehmann   Engineer,Engineering
Wolf Kampmann   Liner Notes
Pino Brönner   Executive Producer
Michael Schöbel   Executive Producer
Walter Lichte   Legal Advisor
Oliver Schäfer   Legal Advisor
Hartmut Bender   Executive Producer
Christopher Paul Lang   Lyricist
Michael Scholl   Executive Producer
Adrian von Ripka   Engineer,Engineering
John Turner   Lyricist
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer,Lyricist

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