Joyce DiDonato – Songplay (2019) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Joyce DiDonato – Songplay (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:10:40 minutes | 1,22 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Warner Classics

Joyce DiDonato greets you with a song in her heart and twinkle in her eye. The American mezzo-soprano’s album Songplay unites world-class musicians from the varied worlds of opera, jazz and tango in the pure pleasure of improvisation, experimentation and exchange. Together they create their own musical language, surprising listeners with timeless melodies transformed and universal stories retold over centuries; songs in English, in Italian and – naturally – in the universal language of music.

On Songplay, along with her hand-picked band led by pianist and arranger Craig Terry, Joyce draws inspiration from Cavalli and Chet Baker in equal measure. The languishing heart in Giordani’s Caro mio ben is as emotionally charged as Jerry Bock’s hopeful Will he like me?. Perhaps the most compelling reminder of how the music of Songplay breaks down divides is from DiDonato’s experience leading vocal and composition workshops in the New York prison Sing Sing, where one of the men who is incarcerated was particularly moved upon hearing her rendition of Caro mio ben: ‘I feel like I’ve known this song my whole life.’

1. Arie Antiche, Book 1: “Se tu m’ami” / “Star vicino” (Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble) 06:33
2. “Tu lo sai” (Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble) 04:48
3. (I’m Afraid) The Masquerade is Over [Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble] 07:24
4. “Lullaby of Birdland” (Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble) 04:18
5. She Loves Me, Acte 1: “Will He Like Me?” (Amalia) [Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble] 04:00
6. Le nuove musiche: VIII. “Amarilli, mia bella” (Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble) 03:27
7. Lean Away (Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble) 04:44
8. Arsilda, regina di Ponto, RV 700, Act 1: “Col piacer della mia fede” (Nicandro) [Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble] 05:05
9. Giustino, RV 717, Act 1: “Vedrò con mio diletto” (Anastasio) [Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble] 05:30
10. (In My) Solitude [Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble] 05:21
11. Doppo tante e tante pene: XVII. “Quella Fiamma” (Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble) 04:08
12. Caro mio ben (Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble) 03:45
13. L’amor contrastato, R. 1. 76, Act 2: “Nel cor più non mi sento” (Rachelina) [Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble] 03:12
14. Spring Is Here: With a Song in My Heart (Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble) 08:25

Joyce DiDonato, vocals
Charlie Porter, trumpet
Lautaro Greco, bandoneon
Craig Terry, piano, harpsichord
Chuck Israels, double bass
Jimmy Madison, drums