Review: Mississippi Belle

by Dan Singer

Daryl put together marvelous, respectful tribute 2008 cd in New Orleans to honor the victims of Hurricane Katrina. I wrote about that cd in “In Tune International” # 202. Now with this cd she triumphantly returns to the bruised city. It’s was recorded in the French Quarter last year. She furthermore captivates us with a 13-song all Cole Porter program. Daryl’s no stranger to Mr. Porter, having played on his Steinway piano in the Cocktail Terrace of the celebrated Waldorf Astoria Hotel for 15 years! On this cd Daryl opens with a sly, sensitive “Let’s Do It” from the 1928’s Broadway show “Paris”. It’s always amazing when new/first time lyrics that are unearthed. Ms. Sherman never lets one down.The under sung “Use Your Imagination” from 1950’s Broadway show “Out Of This World” is actually crooned. Her own piano assist is haunting. Ms. Sherman sings this lovely ballad to the emotional hilt.

Some fine Tom Fischer tenor sax is incorporated on “Looking At You” from the 1929 Broadway review “Wake Up And Dream” where they team up just beautifully on this familiar high-spirited song. Daryl does herself most proud on “Who Want’s To Be A Millionaire” from 1956’s film “High Society” – often sung by Celeste Holm and Frank Sinatra. It’s very much unlike the familiar soundtrack version. There’s a wild amazing swinging clarinet support by Tom Fischer. Finally there’s “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To” from the 1943 Broadway show “Something To Shout About”. Daryl starts this master take with the verse of Porter’s “Night And Day”. Then her bass player Jesse Boyd joins her for a thrilling conclusion to a perfect cd.

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Saturday, January 27

Date: January 27, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm

Daryl Sherman: It’s All In The Game
Singing Pianist From The Waldorf
“It’s All In The Game” (great hits you know but didn’t know are by CARL SIGMAN)
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