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Harry Connick, Jr.: True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter (Verve)

With the timbre of his voice sounding more Sinatra-ish than ever, Harry Connick, Jr. isn’t just the chairman of the board on True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter. The famously multitalented singer, pianist, and actor wrote the arrangements for the top-notch 16-piece Los Angeles studio band featured on all 13 tracks. He also conducted … Read More “Harry Connick, Jr.: True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter (Verve)”

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Harry Connick Jr.: That Would Be Me

Musically speaking, Harry Connick Jr. has shaped a remarkably chameleonic career over the course of three decades: jazz singer and pianist, pop crooner, Hollywood balladeer and Broadway belter, all liberally spiced with distinct Cajun and country influences. So it’s hardly surprising that Connick asks in the liner notes for That Would Be Me, his 26th … Read More “Harry Connick Jr.: That Would Be Me”

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Harry Connick Jr.: Every Man Should Know

Hot on the heels of Smokey Mary, his vivid salute to his hometown of New Orleans, Harry Connick’s latest reveals two intriguing facts about the former boy wonder of jazz. First, at age 45, Connick has settled into a middle-age sound that recalls Sinatra’s early Reprise years, when the Chairman himself was navigating his mid-40s. … Read More “Harry Connick Jr.: Every Man Should Know”

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Harry Connick Jr.: Smokey Mary

Following a prolonged retreat into the worlds of pop covers and Broadway, Harry Connick Jr. is-spiritually, musically and physically-back on home turf. The last time Connick paid album-length tribute to his birthplace was in 2007, with the side-by-side post-Katrina releases Oh, My Nola and its largely instrumental companion, Chanson du Vieux Carré. This time he’s … Read More “Harry Connick Jr.: Smokey Mary”

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