Synopsis by Tracie Cooper
Contemporary jazz artist Al Jarreau manages to combine the advantages of both the studio and the live venue in Al Jarreau: Tenderness, which features a small group of fans and friends invited to watch Jarreau record several songs inside of a Los Angeles studio. In hopes of mixing the professionalism of a studio recorded album with the excitement of performing live, Tenderness results in a rendition of Jorge Ben's "Mes que mada," as well as Goffin & King's "Go Away Little Girl." Also notable is a duet performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "My Favorite Things", sung with none other than opera diva Kathleen Battle.
album, jazz, pop-music, singer