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beat kaestli


1. Day In Day Out (3:37)
Written by Rube Bloom, John H Mercer
WB Music Corp. Warner Chappell Music Inc (ASCAP)

2. It Could Happen to You (6:00)
Written by Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
Sony ATV Harmony, Amy Cranford (ASCAP)

3. Invitation (6:41)
Written by Bronislaw Kaper, Paul Francis Webster
EMI Robbins Catalog Inc c/o EMI Music Publishing Inc (ASCAP)
Webster Music Co, Gary Kress Murphy & Kress (ASCAP)

4. My Foolish Heart (4:36)
Written by Ned Washington, Popular Young Victor
Anne-Rachel Music Corporation, Warner/Chappell Music Inc (ASCAP)
Catharine Hinen (ASCAP) Patti Washington Music, Salvadore a Duron (ASCAP)

5.The Island (5:26)
Written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Ivan Guimares Lins, Vitor Martins
Threesome Music Company c/o WB Music Corp.
Warner Chappell Music Inc (ASCAP)

6. My Romance (3:44)
Written by Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
Lorenz Hart Publishing Co c/o Williamson Music Co (ASCAP)
Williamson Music Co (ASCAP)

7. The Nearness of You (4:16)
Written by Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
Sony ATV Harmony, Amy Cranford (ASCAP)

8. Moonlight in Vermont (4:00)
Written by John M Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf
Johnny R Music, The Songwriters Guild of America (ASCAP)
Michael H Goldsen Inc (ASCAP)

9. I've Got You Under My Skin (8:08)
Written by Cole Porter
Chappell & Co Inc. Warner Chappell Music Inc (ASCAP)

… Beat Kaestli turns his attention to the Great American Songbook on Invitation, his auspicious debut for Chesky Records.   Recorded in the placid environment of St.Peter's Church in Chelsea, home base for all Chesky sessions, this stirring collection of jazz standards is the perfect showcase for Kaestli's hauntingly beautiful voice, which falls somewhere in the Chet Baker - Kenny Rankin range and is imbued with pristine articulation, naturally relaxed phrasing and uncanny feeling.

Kaestli's unique interpretations of these oft-covered tunes are purely personal and often provocative, as on his slow, smoldering take on the Cole Porter classic, “I've Got You Under My Skin” which, in the wake of Frank Sinatra's definitive 1956 big band version, has generally been done as an extroverted, effervescent swinger.   But as the Swiss-born vocalist says, “I've always felt that the lyrics are not really reflected well enough in that kind of swinging, almost fun way.   It's actually a very deep song.   There's so much longing, almost a sense of desperation, in the lyrics.”

Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times

This disc contains three separate versions of the same musical program:
• Direct Stream Digital™ Multi-Channel Suround Sound
• Direct Stream Digital™ 2-Channel Stereo
• CD Standard Stereo

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