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Some Other Time - Marcovicci Sings Mabel Mercer
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Who better to pay tribute to cabaret legend Mabel Mercer than modern legend Andrea Marcovicci? Some Other Time collects songs Mercer made famous, including a combo of "You Don't Know Paree" and "Autumn Leaves" (which she b... more »
Who better to pay tribute to cabaret legend Mabel Mercer than modern legend Andrea Marcovicci? Some Other Time collects songs Mercer made famous, including a combo of "You Don't Know Paree" and "Autumn Leaves" (which she begins in French) that reflect the time Mercer spent in Paris in the 1930s. And while Marcovicci has often performed with piano only, the small combo in this studio recording perfectly evokes the European jazz scene of that time. And of course the impeccable taste, phrasing, and song selection that are the hallmark of any Marcovicci album are in full force here. --David Horiuchi
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Thomas J. Bradley | Coxsackie, NY | 12/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"She sat in a chair when she performed!No flashing laser lights, legs akimbo or other distractions to over come a lack of talent. Just listen to a musical story I will share with you, she indicated in an elegant, 19th century style while she sang jazz.Her version of Cy Coleman's "Sweet Talk" brings me back when I'm down.Few have that ability."
Marcovicci interprets Mercer
Michael Walden | St. Louis MO USA | 12/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Andrea Marcovicci has been compared to Frank Sinatra and Maria Callas and has been called a contemporary equivalent of cabaret great Mabel Mercer. Here, Marcovicci sings the songs of her predecessor but it would be incorrect to call this a "tribute" album. Despite comparisons to other singers, Marcovicci always takes the material and makes it her own, adding a little modern sensibility along the way. Not allowing herself to be a throwback - just another middle aged woman in a cocktail dress singing standards - has set Marcovicci apart from the modern pack of cabaret artists. In this album, she proves that - with the right interpretation - these old songs still have something to say to us today. And only Marcovicci could take a flip little tune like "Some Other Time", wring the heartbreak out of it and remind us that "time is racing" - there might not be some other time. You would be wise to get this album now before it becomes unavailable, as so many of these cabaret records do. And if she's in town - for God's sake: go and hear her!"
annakatrina | OR, United States | 06/04/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I loved this album once I'd warmed to Andrea Marcovicci's mature, slightly worn voice. She manages to infuse songs with a tender nostalgia, leaving out melodrama and vocal pyrotechnics. My favorite songs in the album are "Sunday in New York" and "I Walk A Little Faster"; Marcovicci sings them lovingly and hopefully, but still manages to imply that she's seen alot and lived alot."