Mady Kaye Goes Cabaret: The Magic of Mercer 2
Mady Kaye Goes Cabaret - The Magic of Mercer! Mady Kaye first presented this original show at Zachary Scott Theater in Austin, TX in 2005, as part of the Z-Cabaret Concert Series. The show was a hit, and featured favorites from the Johnny Mercer songbook as well as stories about his life. Now Ms. Kaye presents this wonderful show on a CD featuring her favorite Austin musicians: Eddy Hobizal, pianist extraordinaire; Paul Spikes, on acoustic bass and splendid harmonica; Art Kidd, favorite drummer; and Mitch Watkins, legendary guitarist. The Magic of Mercer presents fourteen gems of Mercer's prolific song catalog, from his humorous 'The Old Music Master' to his heartbreaking 'One for My Baby' and 'I Remember You.' Mady Kaye weaves her usual magic in these lush interpretations of Mercer classics, revealing the emotional heart of the song. At times understated, at times over-the-top, Ms. Kaye's storytelling is masterful and spellbinding. This is a singer who knows her subject, and she tells it as if she just happened to be at one of those famous Hollywood parties of the 1940's. Pure listening joy!