Arguably the world's foremost, and certainly the most passionate and indefatigable, anthropologist and archivist of the Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein has dedicated his career to preserving, protecting and promoting the work of the great tunesmiths, ranging from household names like Gershwin, Porter and Berlin to such lesser-known craftsmen as Hugh Martin and Burton Lane. It's no wonder that the Library of Congress invited him to serve on its elite National Sound Recording Advisory Board.
With the release of The Sinatra Project II: The Good Life - Michael Feinstein revisits the '60s music of Frank Sinatra and his circle - Bobby Darin, Ann-Margret, Rosemary Clooney, Sammy Davis, Jr. - in a transitional time when crooners backed by studio orchestras shared the airwaves with scruffy rock'n'roll singers and clanging guitars. As for his choice of subject, Feinstein explains that, 'Sinatra considered himself, first and foremost, an interpreter of song, and his influence on other entertainers is incalculable. He has become so thoroughly entrenched in the history of American popular song that it is impossible to open your mouth and sing without his influence being part of that.'
- 1. Thirteen Women
- 2. Hallelujah I Love Her So
- 3. C'est Comme Ça
- 4. Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?
- 5. Sway
- 6. Luck Be A Lady / All I Need Is The Girl
- 7. I'll Be Around
- 8. The Way You Look Tonight
- 9. The Lady Is A Tramp
- 10. For Once In My Life
- 11. The Good Life
- 12. Once In A Lifetime
Jun 05New York, NY, US Michael Feinstein with Tedd Firth Big Band at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jun 06New York, NY, US Michael Feinstein with Tedd Firth Big Band at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Aug 14Highland Park, IL, US Michael Feinstein at Ravinia Festival
Feb 14Palm Desert, CA, US Michael Feinstein at McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts