Joe Williams

Here's to Life

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Here's to Life Review

by Scott Yanow

Joe Williams loves the string arrangements of Robert Farnon and the sappy ballad "Here's to Life" but in truth the charts border on muzak and the slow tempoes on this Telarc CD have little variety. Reminiscent a bit of Nat King Cole's string sessions of the 1950s with Gordon Jenkins, there is little jazz content to this set. Williams is in particularly strong form, interpreting the ballads in dramatic and sensitive fashion, but, despite his charm, this is one of his lesser recordings.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Joe Williams feat: Robert Farnon Orchestra 05:34 SpotifyAmazon
2 Joe Williams feat: Robert Farnon Orchestra 04:49 SpotifyAmazon
3 Joe Williams feat: Robert Farnon Orchestra 04:14 SpotifyAmazon
4 Joe Williams feat: Robert Farnon Orchestra 04:12 Amazon
5 Joe Williams feat: Robert Farnon Orchestra 04:51 SpotifyAmazon
6 Joe Williams feat: Robert Farnon Orchestra 04:04 SpotifyAmazon
7 Joe Williams feat: Robert Farnon Orchestra 03:58 Amazon
8 Joe Williams feat: Robert Farnon Orchestra 04:46 SpotifyAmazon
9 Joe Williams feat: Robert Farnon Orchestra 05:12 SpotifyAmazon
10 Joe Williams feat: Robert Farnon Orchestra 04:29 SpotifyAmazon
11 Joe Williams feat: Robert Farnon Orchestra 04:55 SpotifyAmazon
12 Joe Williams feat: Robert Farnon Orchestra 04:02 SpotifyAmazon
13 Joe Williams feat: Robert Farnon Orchestra 03:44 SpotifyAmazon
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