Stacey Kent is a classic jazz singer with a legion of fans, international honors and awards, sales in the millions, and chart-topping albums spanning a 25 year career.
As the title suggests, this reissue of 1998’s Let Yourself Go: Celebrating Fred Astaire, is a tribute to one of Kent’s heroes. The album features songs from The Great American Songbook made famous by Astaire on film.
Like Astaire, Kent seamlessly and easily takes the audience along with her, creating an elegant intimacy in her performances. Thanks to the tight arrangements, effortlessly executed by Kent’s skilled section, the recording exudes a remarkable sense of musical cohesion and sophistication. Kent’s interpretation of the songs is marked by her understanding of the lyrics, conveying their emotional depth and subtle nuances.