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Kurt Elling performs at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

Kurt Elling performs at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

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Newport Jazz Festival

Kurt Elling, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012WGBH

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A classic male singer, Kurt Elling has an old-school vibe to everything from his mannered stage banter to his declamatory, full-chested delivery. But he isn't afraid to write brainy, twisty lyrics over an obscure jazz number, or take a pop song back to the drawing board. He can do a lot with his voice, you see, and the band featuring long-time collaborator Laurence Hobgood, a pianist, helps to set the stage.

Set List
  • "Come Fly With Me"
  • "Dedicated To You"
  • "Samurai Cowboy"
  • "On Broadway"
  • "Waking"
  • "Skylark"
  • "Golden Lady"
Personnel
  • Kurt Elling, voice
  • Laurence Hobgood, piano
  • John McLean, guitar
  • Clark Sommers, bass
  • Kendrick Scott, drums
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