David Rose sings the Great American Songbook - New York City Article
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Feinstein’s / 54 Below
254 West 54th St
Tuesday, February 5
No, not the late conductor and composer who was also the first husband of Judy Garland. This David Rose is a young German singer (of Romani extraction) firmly steeped in the Great American songbook who is generally considered the best traditional-style crooner in all of modern Europe. A devoted Sinatraphile, Mr. Rose favors the young Frank of the Tommy Dorsey and Axel Stordahl years, when the voice of the Voice had a remarkable purity virtually unheard of in the last 80 years or so … until the emergence of Herr Rose. Although he’s recorded in New York, this show at 54 Below will mark his debut in an American club, and he has an all-star “local” band for the occasion, featuring pianist Ted Firth, bassist Rob Adkins, guitarist Vinny Raniolo, and saxophonist, clarinetist and music musical director Dan Levinson.
Author: Will Friedwald
Will Friedwald writes about music and popular culture for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, VANITY FAIR and PLAYBOY magazine and reviews current shows for THE CITIVIEW NEW YORK. He also is the author of nine books, including the award-winning A BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO THE GREAT JAZZ AND POP SINGERS, SINATRA: THE SONG IS YOU, STARDUST MELODIES, TONY BENNETT: THE GOOD LIFE, LOONEY TUNES & MERRIE MELODIES, and JAZZ SINGING. He has written over 600 liner notes for compact discs, received ten Grammy nominations, and appears frequently on television and other documentaries. He is also a consultant and curator for Apple Music.
SINATRA: THE SONG IS YOU - NEW REVISED EDITION (Chicago Review Press, May 2018)