Sunday, 30 December 2007

What the Caked Crusader chose to bake to this week (30 Dec 2007)

I can’t seem to stop playing Peter Cincotti’s latest CD at the moment – East of Angel Town.
I feel a bit smug about Peter Cincotti, who is sure to become a major star, as I got in pretty much at the start. He released his first album in 2003 when he was barely 20 years old. I remember seeing him live in 2004 at one of the venues at the Royal Festival Hall and being staggered by what an accomplished, relaxed, witty performer he already was.

The latest album is the first one of original material; the prior two contain cover versions from the Great American Songbook. Like Michael Buble, Cincotti is developing into a fine songwriter and, while some of the Amazon reviews seem to criticise him for daring to record original material, only a couple of listens to East of Angel Town show that to be a good decision.

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