Gilly Bean

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (58 of 63)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 303,302 - Total Helpful Votes: 58 of 63
My Romance - music by Rodgers, Hammerstein, Hard, &hellip ~ Mario Lanza
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous, Nov. 24 2001
Most of these songs are from the popular radio show he did in the 50's, when his voice was at it's best. I own numerous Lanza cds, and I can never get enough of his glorious voice and these beautiful songs. A lot of them can be found on other albums, it's true, but the first song is a previously unreleased gem, which was a big selling point with me. How could I pass this up? Also a lot of the songs are different versions from others I have, so this album was definately a must have, for me. I think that anyone who is a true Lanza fan, will love this cd.
Ken Burns Jazzefinitive ~ Dizzy Gillespie
Ken Burns Jazzefinitive ~ Dizzy Gillespie
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Nov. 23 2001
As with a lot of the Ken Burn's series of cds, this was my first real exposure to the music of Dizzy Gillespie. This album covers many different record labels through the years 1940 to 1967, and showcases his many different styles. From small groups to big band, his interest in latin music, as well as his terrific sense of humour, as witnessed in the fun "Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac". The 12 page booklet includes photos of Diz and an interesting essay. Recommended.
Youre My Thrill ~ Shirley Horn
Youre My Thrill ~ Shirley Horn
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, Nov. 16 2001
I love Shirley Horn, and to me, I think this is an excellent album. I don't understand some of the previous poor reviews, but as the saying goes, "You can't please all of the people, all of the time". This happens to be one of my favourite cds from a female jazz singer/pianist, and as much as I like Diana Krall, she really has nothing on Shirley. Shirley's voice is rich, and full of emotion, and her piano playing is wonderful. "My Heart stood still" is such a beautiful track, just listen to the part where the orchestra, Shirley's voice and her keyboard tremoloes fuse into a heart-pumping climax. This is a wonderful album, and deserves all of the 5 stars.