Top positive review
Stunning ensemble tribute to NYC
December 5, 2016
Stunning album featuring Lang Lang and multiple artists; ;the best thing I've heard sicne The Union with Elton John and Leon Russell. I saw the TV broadcast of the concert and bought the album because Curt Ellis sang New York Minute for the TV concert. I was disappointed to discover that Curt is not on this album, however Kandace Springs does a great job. Andra Day is a revelation for me. The album starts and ends with Copeland. The juxtaposition of Somewhere with Lou Reeds Dirty Blvd is inspired; Danny Elfman's wonderful Theme from Spiderman with dueling piano and violin. In spite of what others have said about Lang Lang's Rhapsody in Blue I find this to be the MOST EXCITING and dramatic rendering of it I've ever heard. I play it over and over; in some versions my attention wanders in the middle, but not this version, every second is exquisite. I wouldn't have chosen Moon River but it's OK. I love this album so much I'm getting more copies for Christmas gifts.