The potent team of Laurence Hobgood and Charlie Haden transform this campy 1950s pop song into an emotionally evocative ballad. Hodgood’s sonorous piano lines are elegant and reverential. He plays with a thoughtful respect that elevates the song to a previously unknown state of beauty and maturity. Haden’s deeply resonant bass swells with warmth and feeling. Engineer Ken Christianson should be particularly cited for faithfully capturing these two masters at their best. The two maestros have conducted a benediction that incorporates heartfelt respect and demonstrates an empathetic exchange. Like an alchemist, Hobgood and Haden take common lead and transform it into gold.
June 21, 2009 · 2 commentsTags: que sera sera
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