Harry Connick, Jr.: My Blue Heaven


My Blue Heaven


Harry Connick, Jr. (piano, vocals)


Only You (Sony/Columbia 90551)

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Harry Connick, Jr. (piano, vocals),

Neal Caine (bass), Arthur Latin, II (drums), George Doering (guitar), Jerry Weldon (tenor saxophone), with orchestra arranged and conducted by Harry Connick, Jr


Composed by Walter Donaldson and George Whiting


Recorded: Hollywood, May 12-22, 2003


Rating: 88/100 (learn more)

Connick is perhaps the most widely imitated male singer of pop standards of his generation, but he still stands out head-and-shoulders above his emulators. Where Connick is slick, the Connick wannabes are oh-so-slick; where he is controlled they are mechanical. His performances sometimes linger at the borderline where jazz becomes cabaret fare, but Connick is never saccharine. His phrasing and sensitivity to dynamics are first rate, and even this ancient song, written the same year they introduced talking movies, sounds fresh and up-to-date.

Reviewer: Ted Gioia

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