Old Devil Moon: Swinging Through the Songs of Burton Lane
Adnan Khalil
Publish Date: 01 Aug 2019

Alhawadeth Media


At  92nd Street Y


Old Devil Moon: Swinging Through the Songs of Burton Lane



             Review by Brenda Repland


Artistic Director Bill Charlap, celebrating his 15th year with the Jazz in July Festival, presented a thrilling evening of music on Thursday to cap the two weeks. 


The group opened with a rousing “I Hear Music,” a medley of pieces that included both alto and tenor saxophones.


Sandy Stewart sang a heartfelt “How Are Things in Glocamorra?”  Her delicious mezzo was complemented by trombone. 


Roxy Coss played “Everything I Have Is Yours” on tenor sax.  Such a New York sound!


“On A Clear Day . . .” brought together all the musicians with a particularly dreamy opening by Bill Charlap on piano.  The alto sax was especially lyrical.


For a rare treat, Charlap played AND sand “Come Back To Me,” from “On A Clear Day You Can See Forever.”


Sandy Stewart sang a luscious duet with alto sax of “Moments Like This.”  It brought the house down with applause.


Roxy Coss on tenor sax joined Ms. Stewart for “What Did I Have I Don’t Have now?”  No one can convey the blues like Sandy Stewart!


The performance closed with “Old Devil Moon,” by the whole crew.

Sandy Stewart, vocals

Bill Charlap, piano

Steve Wilson, alto sax
Roxy Coss, tenor sax

Jeremy Pelt, trumpet
Michael Dease, trombone

Peter Washington, bass
Carl Allen, drums

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