Celebrate the Great American Songbook

In this show about the jazz standards of the Great American Songbook, one song is explored by jazz musician host, Joe Hunter, and his guest. Four different renditions of the selected song is introduced by the hosts who compare and contrast the merits of each adaptation.

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"Angel Eyes"

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Host: Joe Hunter

Guest: Lee Bush

American Standard: “Angel Eyes” (1946)

Music: Matt Dennis

Lyrics: Earl Brent

Featured Performers: Matt Dennis, Frank Sinatra, Kenny Burrell

Bonus Track: “Let’s Get Away From It All” (1941)

Performed by: Matt Dennis

Podcast Summary: Joe and Lee listen with you to a few memorable renditions of “Angel Eyes.” From the melancholy Frank Sinatra arrangement to the sophisticated instrumental version by jazz guitarist, Kenny Burrell to the song composer’s original version, you’ll love their commentary about each piece. Then enjoy their thoughts about the modern jazz era and its ever-evolving legacy.

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