Sunday, February 06, 2011

The Amazing Tony Bennett

Listening to Tony Bennett's voice is like listening to Yo Yo Ma play his violin. His voice inspires awe, wonder, and excitement while we listen to his golden pipes. We must take note that his clear and beautiful baritone ushers from this eighty-four year old singing legend, which makes his concert experience even more ethereal.

The audience at the Wang Center in Boston last night was mesmerized. The concert was the perfect antidote to this snowy, frigid winter. Multiple generations flocked to the Wang to enjoy this spiritually uplifting Tony Bennett sermon. I had his Grammy-winning Duets CD, but I had never been to one of his concerts. Like the great crooners, he was even better in person. And he was a dynamo, dancing and jiving onstage with his fantastic jazz band that backed him up. He played non-stop for at least an hour and a half, and sang most of his famous standards. It was a fabulous concert and Tony received many standing ovations and encore requests. Actually, the sold out audience could have sat in their seats all night. Tony Bennett was the ultimate artist on stage, and the show was flat out brilliant.

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