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Album Review: Reminiscing
George Davidson
Cover image of the album Reminiscing by George Davidson
George Davidson
2002 / George Davidson Productions
56 minutes
Review by Kathy Parsons
Reminiscing is a collection of standards elegantly arranged and performed as piano solos by George Davidson. Most of the selections are from the first half of the 20th century (Cole Porter, The Gershwin Brothers, Rodgers and Hammerstein), and Davidson dusts them off and gives them a new polish, staying true to the style of the originals yet making them his own. Favorite tracks include “Ebb Tide,” “Two Sleepy People,” “September Song”, and “Misty.” “Tenderly” and “If I Loved You” are also especially nice. Other titles include “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “Night and Day,” “Stardust,” and “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing,” all played in a classic style. If you like gems from this era, few can match Davidson’s exquisite interpretations and performing style. Samples are available at www.georgedavidson.com, and CDs can be purchased there or at www.amazon.com.
January 15, 2004
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