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Build a Bridge
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Audra McDonald's Build A Bridge recreates a remarkable program of songs she premiered to great acclaim at the premiere of the American Songbook Series for Jazz at Lincoln Center. As the album title suggests, she combines m... more »
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Audra McDonald's Build A Bridge recreates a remarkable program of songs she premiered to great acclaim at the premiere of the American Songbook Series for Jazz at Lincoln Center. As the album title suggests, she combines material from precious young songwriters like Rufus Waiwright, Nellie McKay and even John Mayer with the work of frequent collaborator and Broadway innovator Adam Guettel, Elvis Costello/Burt Bacharach, Laura Nyro, and Randy Newman.
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Kim S. from PARAGOULD, AR
Reviewed on 7/19/2010...
She has a beautiful voice. The songs are new and interesting.
moose_of_many_waters | Palo Alto, CA United States | 11/25/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"There are certain singers, Ms. McDonald being one of them, that I've often said are so good that I'd pay to listen to them sing a phone book. Up until now, that claim wasn't ever tested. Let's back up a bit first. I love Ms. McDonald's voice. I first heard her sing an ingénue role in Lincoln Center. It was Carousel. She stole the show in my and a lot people's eyes. Ever since then, I've been mesmerized by her voice. I still am. But this album is a mess. It's well produced and arranged, but the song choice is bizarre. No I don't want to hear anyone, even Ms. McDonald, do a cover of the novelty song Bein' Green. Ms. McDonald's voice is a gift made for the musical theater. It is not made to sing the wonderful songs of Laura Nyro or Randy Newman. Lord knows other great singers have made clunkers of albums like this and returned to fine form with the next effort. I imagine the same thing will happen here."
Utter bliss, magnificent, simply divine to the ears.
The*hot*wax*kid | Detroit-michigan | 09/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this cd, it is a joy devine to listen to, yes we can sit back and critique it for what it is not. But in this case, I'd rather spend my time enjoying what is offered here. It is a very moving experience for me to hear Mrs. Mcdonald singing any thing,any time ,any place, I was fortunate enought to see her in Ann Arbor, Michigan a couple years ago. It was very satisfying to say the least. And once again I have no complaints with her choice of material for this disc. I believe that we must learn to except that artist must be allowed to do what moves them. This is what makes the hard work that goes into every performance (when such is the case) worth while. With a voice like hers I would not care if she sang theme songs for sitcoms. I just love to hear her sing.
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