Editors’ Notes Whoever thought of fusing Italian Baroque arias with jazz standards was onto a winner. Joyce DiDonato, one of the most communicative classical singers of our time, is the perfect choice to give us a delight such as Giordani’s “Caro mio ben” one minute, lifted into the sizzling world of a late-night jazz club, and the George Shearing standard “Lullaby of Birdland” the next. With a seriously impressive five-piece band, led by pianist Craig Terry, who made the arrangements, Songplay bravely crosses barriers and draws on the best of the many worlds it inhabits.

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Arie Antiche, Book 1: "Se tu m'ami" / "Star vicino" (Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble)
1
6:33
 
"Tu lo sai" (Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble)
2
4:48
 
(I'm Afraid) The Masquerade is Over [Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble]
3
7:24
 
"Lullaby of Birdland" (Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble)
4
4:18
 
She Loves Me, Acte 1: "Will He Like Me?" (Amalia) [Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble]
5
4:00
 
Le nuove musiche: VIII. "Amarilli, mia bella" (Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble)
6
3:27
 
Lean Away (Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble)
7
4:44
 
Arsilda, regina di Ponto, RV 700, Act 1: "Col piacer della mia fede" (Nicandro) [Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble]
8
5:05
 
Giustino, RV 717, Act 1: "Vedrò con mio diletto" (Anastasio) [Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble]
9
5:30
 
(In My) Solitude [Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble]
10
5:21
 
Doppo tante e tante pene: XVII. "Quella Fiamma" (Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble)
11
4:08
 
Caro mio ben (Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble)
12
3:45
 
L'amor contrastato, R. 1. 76, Act 2: "Nel cor più non mi sento" (Rachelina) [Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble]
13
3:12
 
Spring Is Here: With a Song in My Heart (Arr. Terry for Jazz Ensemble)
14
8:25
 

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