The Carmen Cavallaro Story - A Centenary Tribute: His 25 Finest 1955-1956
Here is a fine Centenary tribute covering all aspects of the renowned artistry of 40s & 50s piano favourite Carmen Cavallaro. American pianist and bandleader Carmen Cavallaro (1913-1989) was the darling of the postwar cocktail set, immensely popular with diners and dancers at the upper class hotels and ballrooms of New York and Chicago. His brand of sweet, swinging dance music and decorative style of playing gained him a string of successful records and the label “Poet of the Piano”. He also caused a stir providing the soundtrack playing for the big film hit of 1956, The Eddy Duchin Story, a career highlight. Retrospective’s centenary tribute offers a cross-section of the finest work of his mid-50s heyday. It opens with the dozen numbers featured in The Eddy Duchin Story soundtrack, which was one of the best-selling piano LPs of all time. The remaining 13 titles are drawn from highly successful Brunswick LPs of the same period, selecting the finest eight numbers from Music At Midnight, then the four best from Poetry In Ivory.