Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Kristin Chenoweth Coming Home Concord 2014

Kristin Chenoweth is the consummate entertainer and Coming Home is proof positive!
Brent Black / www.criticaljazz.com
"Broadway" singers are often predictable and somewhat tedious in their presentation of timeless standard and forgotten gems, not Chenoweth! This vocal spitfire hits all her marks and hits them hard. A lyrical storyteller with great energy and a smile that lights up the stage bangs out some tunes that are classics and some that have been hiding in the witness protection program. The set borders on eclectic while the arrangements are inventive and forward thinking.
This is literally Kristin Chenoweth coming home as she returns to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma where she bangs out such tunes as "I Could Have Danced All Night" along with "Over The Rainbow" and "All The Things You Are." A stellar eleven piece band adds to the vibrant nature of this most entertaining of releases.
Having won an Emmy and a Tony, there is very little to add on her wide body of work and supreme talent.
Tracks: I Could Have Danced All Night; Maybe This Time; My Coloring Book; Bring Him Home; Fathers and Daughters; Hard Times Come Again No More; Upon This Rock; Over The Rainbow; Popular; For Good; Little Sparrow; Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again; All The Things You Are; No More Tears; I Was Here