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Bobby McFerrin
Mouth Music

Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro"
'Round Midnight
Song for Amadeus
"Minuet" from String Quintet No.1 in E major, Op.13 No.5, G.275
Circlesong 1
Circlesong 2
Hush Little Baby
Flight Of The Bumblebee from The Legend of Tsar Saltan

"Mouth Music" has a photo of a smiling McFerrin, thinly-wrapped dreadlocks hanging down, in an incongruous white tie and tux; and the first cut is Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro" by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra-conducted by Bobby McFerrin. The 2nd cut is the jazz standard "'Round Midnight," with Bobby's smoky, faux-trumpet solo lead, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams on drums. Next is "Song for Amadeus," Bobby's improvisation on Mozart's Sonata No.2 in F Major," with Chick Corea on piano. The 4th and 5th cuts are "Pavane, Op. 50" and "Minuet" from String Quintet No. 1 in E Major, Op. 13, with Bobby conducting the Chamber Orchestra and providing soaring, joyful vocals, especially on "Minuet." The wonderful, rhythmic a cappella "Circlesong 1" and "Circlesong 2" are followed by a sublime "Hush Little Baby," "Flight of the Bumblebee" and the surprising "Hoedown," with Bobby's freeform vocals accompanied by Yo-Yo Ma. When we have a tendency to think that singers and other musicians aren't really so special, a CD like "Mouth Music" will show us exactly how extraordinary they can be. A beautiful CD from Master Bobby and his talented guests!

Grammy Winner - Best Jazz Vocal Performance - 1992

Item code: 4612C | 1 CD | $9.98 add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Male | United States
079895030423 | 4A50304

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