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Pink Martini in-studio on World Cafe - 07/22/2005

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Pink Martini Plays It Cool

Pink Martini Plays It Cool

Pink Martini in-studio on World Cafe - 07/22/2005

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Set List

Songs Pink Martini plays from their first two albums:

  • "Anna (El Negro Zumbon)"
  • "Sympathique"
  • "Let's Never Stop Falling In Love"
  • "Clementine"

The music of Pink Martini melds jazz and cinematic themes with driving rhythms and exotic vocals. The project led by vocalist China Forbes and pianist Thomas M. Lauderdale has won fans around the world.

Pink Martini is led by vocalist China Forbes and pianist Thomas M. Lauderdale. The Windish Agency hide caption

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It took Pink Martini seven years to come out with a follow-up to their 1997 debut, Sympathique. Their 2004 release, Hang On Little Tomato, extended the group's brand of globe-hopping cool, including collaborations with musicians of different eras and nationalities. In addition to Spanish and English, the songs are in French, Italian, Japanese and Croatian.

This interview originally aired on July 22, 2005.

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