Eydie Gorme

I'll Take Romance

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Eydie Gorme's Paramount debut introduces a singer who exists somewhere between pop and jazz. Already a skilled interpreter of the Great American Songbook thanks to her three-year stint on the Steve Allen-hosted incarnation of television's The Tonight Show, she reveals the full breadth of her talents here, teaming with arranger Don Costa for an uncommonly thoughtful set that's traditional in its form and content yet fearless in its approach. Gorme and Costa mix and match styles, moods, and eras to create a mature, richly appointed sound that's both innovative and timeless. The singer fully inhabits songs as diverse as "I'll Take Romance," "The Gentleman Is a Dope," and "Guess Who I Saw Today," shifting from ebullience to sass to melancholy with astonishing clarity and depth.

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