Wednesday, December 30, 2009


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CD REVIEWS: Rebecca Luker, Steve Ross, Donna Lynne Champlin

David Hurst

Rebecca Luker
Greenwich time
The indispensable Rebecca Luker has released a new disc of contemporary theater songs that’s as ravishing as she is! Titled Greenwich Time, it’s filled with interesting tunes from Joseph Thalken, Steve Marzullo, Maury Yeston, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Ricky Ian Gordon and Tom Herman, just to name a few. In a word, Greenwich Time is thrilling—just like Luker! (PS Classics)
Steve Ross
I Remember Him Well
Steve Ross, the elegant raconteur who specializes in Cole Porter and Noël Coward, has released a new disc recorded live at The Oak Room titled I Remember Him Well – The Songs of Alan Jay Lerner. Filled with witty, melodic, and often obscure ditties from Lerner’s extensive catalogue, I Remember Him Well is the zenith of what a cabaret disc should be. (LML Music)

Donna Lynne Champlin
Old Friends
The ultimate example of chutzpah triumphing over commerce, the brilliant Broadway star Donna Lynne Champlin made her debut CD for $1,000 and did it the old-fashioned way—herself! The vocals (recorded in her bathroom), piano, accordion, flute, guitar, bass, strings, percussion and arrangements are by Champlin and the songs are all fresh, interesting choices. The result: a stunning knockout!(


1 comment:

  1. Really cool story, in blog form. Best of luck with the CD.