Jenn Gambatese cockeyed Optimist

Jenn Gambatese

Jenn Gambatese cockeyed Optimist, Jenn Gambatese
CDJAY 1447
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61'18''

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Making this album has truly been a dream come true!  I would like to thank Matt Bogart for bringing me to John Yap and turning my dream into a reality.  You both made me feel so comfortable in the studio and I am indebted to your keen (and kind!) ears.  Thanks also to Matt for singing with me as the dreamiest Emile de Becque.  Likewise to Mary Testa for her superior Mother Superior, Jeff Kready whom singing with can really be compared to No Other, and Gavin Creel whose friendship has changed me from (practically) childhood through today.  My unending gratitude to Jerome Korman and Howard Emanuel for their collaboration in bringing this album's accompanying cabaret concert out of my dreams.  To my extraordinary friend and photographer Emma Mead and the brilliant make-up artist Priscilla Perez, thank you for making our day at Highland Farm so magical!  And to Christine Cole who runs the B&B that was Oscar's former home, thank you for having us!  You have preserved a rich part of American history and looking out the windows he looked out to write words like "I'm as restless as a willow in a windstorm" thrilled me beyond measure.  I hope that your dream of turning Highland Farm into a museum for all to experience also comes true!  To my 5 Zupon cousins who continue their mother's legacy of unwavering love and support, thank you for helping me get the ball rolling. (Auntie Marilynn I know you'd be proud of them, and hopefully me with this album.  My heart IS blessed with the sound of music and with you living on in it.)  For my husband Curtis Cregan and our daughters Josephine Grace and Charlie Jane...thank you for giving me so much to sing about every single day.  And for my Mom and Dad (aka Kathy & Mike, Mr. & Mrs. G, Meemaw & Peepaw) thank you for introducing me to this great music, and all the standards, from a young age, and for never doubting that I could make my own mark as an artist.  

Love Always and in All Ways.

Jenn

 

CD ONE
  1. IT’S A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING State Fair
    Jenn Gambatese
  2. DO-RE-MI The Sound Of Music
    Jenn Gambatese with Children
  3. THE SOUND OF MUSIC The Sound Of Music
    Jenn Gambatese
  4. MR. SNOW Carousel
    Jenn Gambatese
  5. SOME ENCHANTED EVENING South Pacific
    Jenn Gambatese with Matt Bogart
  6. EVERYBODY’S GOT A HOME BUT ME Pipe Dream
    Jenn Gambatese
  7. HELLO YOUNG LOVERS The King And I
    Jenn Gambatese
  8. A COCKEYED OPTIMIST South Pacific
    Jenn Gambatese
  9. LOVE LOOK AWAY Flower Drum Song
    Jenn Gambatese
  10. TEN MINUTES AGO Cinderella
    Jenn Gambatese
  11. IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING State Fair
    Jenn Gambatese
  12. NO OTHER LOVE Me And Juliet
    Jenn Gambatese with Jeff Kready
  13. I CAIN’T SAY NO Oklahoma!
    Jenn Gambatese
  14. MY FAVORITE THINGS The Sound Of Music
    Jenn Gambatese with Mary Testa
  15. SOMETHING WONDERFUL The King And I
    Jenn Gambatese
  16. A WONDERFUL GUY South Pacific
    Jenn Gambatese
  17. SOMETHING GOOD The Sound Of Music
    Jenn Gambatese with Gavin Creel
  18. YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE Carousel
    Jenn Gambatese
  19. OUT OF MY DREAMS Oklahoma!
    Jenn Gambatese with Jerome Korman