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.
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.