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Steve Ross has such an affinity with Cole Porter that no less an authority than Michael Feinstein said he couldn't begin to approach Ross's "perfect rendition" of "Can Can." That song is only one of the 25 Porter tunes bot...  more »

      
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All Artists: Cole Porter, Steve Ross
Title: Close
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Stolen Moments
Release Date: 6/17/2003
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Oldies, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Cabaret, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 779966006127

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Steve Ross has such an affinity with Cole Porter that no less an authority than Michael Feinstein said he couldn't begin to approach Ross's "perfect rendition" of "Can Can." That song is only one of the 25 Porter tunes both familiar and unfamiliar collected on this 1996 album, Close. Like fellow cabaret legend Bobby Short, Ross doesn't have the most beautiful singing instrument, but he has an expert way around a lyric, and his piano accompaniments are perfect ("I Get a Kick Out of You" is only one example). If you happen to like New York cabaret, you'll happen to like Steve Ross. --David Horiuchi

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The ultimate
SmartChick | Vermont | 05/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Steve Ross is the ultimate performer when it comes to Cole Porter's songs. He's such a gifted piano player, has a lovely voice, and his arrangements are so perfect you want to crank up the volume and belt out the tune yourself. He has such sensitivity and emotion, knows just when to change tempo or syncopate a beat. I've driven many miles to see him perform and I'd love to do it again. He's the best, and this album is his finest. Absolute perfection."
Terrific
SmartChick | 10/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Most of these songs are familiar, but Steve Ross' unusual capacity to clarify lyrics with his voice, his enunciation, and even his piano accompaniment combine to bring out the wit and sophistication of these songs in ways that are new and utterly delightful (not to mention delovely). Altogether enjoyable."
A superb Porter songbook
Mr G | Lisbon | 07/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Steve Ross is without doubt one of the finest cabaret artists currently working, and this recording amply proves his talent. Steve takes loving stroll through the Porter canon, embellishing each song with his own brand of wit and sensitivity. His excellence as a pianist and knowing way with a lyric make for a superb listen. Every track is a superlative example of Steve's artistry. Not to be missed."