If your objective is elegance, you’d be hard pressed to assemble a better team than producer Steve Tyrell, arranger/pianist Alan Broadbent and bassist David Finck, augmented by guitarist Bob Mann, drummer Kevin Winard, feathery waves of strings and polished banks of horns-not to mention a dozen of the most beautiful standards in the Great American Songbook. But such bespoke settings are only as good as the vocalist at their center. Enter Kristin Chenoweth, pixie-like charmer of stage and screens large and small. Her voice is singularly arresting, melding the vivacity of the young Debbie Reynolds, the range and power of Julie Andrews and the sass of fellow Broadway icon Bernadette Peters.
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