We start this week on a very easy, light hearted note. Originally written in 1951 by Louis Alter with words by Milton Drake, I discovered “I love the way…” with this exact performance. Not only are the words and music wonderfully quirky, I think Rachael Price is one of the best voices I’ve heard. She really knows how do seduce you with her phrasing. There’s an instrumental, almost brassy, quality that really attracts me and she has the ability of flipping it completely becoming very smooth and velvety. Genius! She’s now lead singer of the band Lake Street Dive —which I also love. They have a more modern funk style that is so much fun. She started as a jazz vocalist and she stretches those muscles here. Some would describe this as easy listening, but I can’t imagine doing anything else once she starts singing.
Louis Alter: I love the way you’re breaking my heart
author: Efraín Solís
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Baritone Efraín Solís is a recent graduate of the San Francisco Opera Adler Fellowship program, known for his “theatrical charisma and musical bravado.” He will join soprano Corinne Winters in García Lorca: Muse and Magician on April 24, 2019 at Merkin Hall in NYC.