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Tony DeSare: Christmas Home

When singer and pianist Tony DeSare set out to create what he calls an “old-fashioned” Christmas album, he took as his model not 1957’s A Jolly Christmas With Frank Sinatra but that same year’s Close to You, a Nelson Riddle-arranged ballads session that paired Sinatra with the Hollywood String Quartet. DeSare, whose position among contemporary … Read More “Tony DeSare: Christmas Home”

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Tony DeSare: PiANO

Two years in the making, vocalist-pianist Tony DeSare’s intriguing venture into sonic experimentation began soon after he took delivery of a Yahama Disklavier DC3 piano. Working on an arrangement of “You Give Love a Bad Name” in his apartment studio, DeSare grew frustrated by the limitations of digital samples. His solution, begun with that Bon … Read More “Tony DeSare: PiANO”

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